Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Malaysia

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The Alice Smith SchoolMalaysia

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Alice Smith School

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit high calibre teachers for August 2018.

For full details visit www.alice-smith.edu.my

Primary Leadership Position
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education in London, receiving an ‘Excellent’ grade from its most recent inspection. Our school has an established reputation for excellence and, as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

A KLASS teacher is an inspiring, innovative, high achieving professional with a strong track record of teaching success, possessing drive, energy and enthusiasm in abundance. Our teachers are confident, caring, helpful and supportive of students, colleagues and parents. They have the ability and determination to attain and maintain very high educational standards. They have the capacity and dedication to keep students at the centre of all they do, raising students’ standards of attainment and the breadth and scope of students’ achievement to the very highest levels internationally. They are highly computer literate and instinctively use a broad range of learning technologies to impact on learning and teaching.

The SENCo will be an effective leader, teacher and manager providing strategic leadership of the provision for SEN/EAL students. The SENCo will challenge and support all staff and students to excel through:

  • Leading, managing, developing and maintaining high-quality SEN and EAL provision
  • Informing practice through evidence and data based decisions
  • Building team commitment with colleagues and students
  • Engaging and motivating students to ensure progress
  • Positive action to improve the quality of students’ learning
  • Effective communication both within and outside of school
  • Keeping up-to-date with key developments and research in education


The SENCo reports to the Vice Principal (Achievement and Progression) and the Vice Principal (Our Students). They will lead the Learning Support Unit, working with a team of teachers, specialists and professionals to ensure that the needs of students with SEN/EAL at KLASS have the best possible care and provision. Experience of working in a mainstream setting delivering SEN/EAL interventions to students with a broad range of needs and diagnostic, formative and summative assessment experience for students with SEN/EAL, are essential for success in this role.

Primary Special Educational Needs teachers are allocated as Key Workers to work with students in EYFS, KS1 or KS2 according to skill set, experience, team dynamics and relevant vacancies. We expect all of our SEN teachers to be able to teach across the primary age range.

At Alice Smith you will be encouraged and nurtured to be the best teacher you can be through professional development, peer to peer review, monitoring and evaluation and personal study. This is truly a forward thinking and innovative environment in which to work and learn. Applicants need to know; how children think, how they play and learn, and, their key developmental milestones. We deliver a child-centred, skills based curriculum across the entire primary age range. Applicants must demonstrate that they are open to new ideas and approaches and have a thorough subject knowledge. Applicants should also detail their experience of providing the best possible care and provision for students with SEN in their application.

Please address all of these aspects in your letter of application. In addition, for whichever role you apply for, please ensure that your CV and letter clearly show how you meet the KLASS job description and person specification in the first instance.

The KLASS benefits package includes a highly competitive salary, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, you MUST go through the online system at: https://klassjobs.com  

In case of query contact Ms Millie Boey: tsrecruitment@alice-smith.edu.my  

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4 January 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial interview on Sonru. Sonru is an automated video interviewing process that we use due to our location and challenges with time difference. It also enables you to complete this initial interview with us at your convenience. Following this, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 17 - 19 January 2018 or London 23 - 28 January 2018.



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More about The Alice Smith School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Primary Campus, 2 Jalan Bellamy, Kuala Lumpur, 50460, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 32148 3674
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