EXPERIENCED PRIMARY SEN LEADER REQUIRED FOR AUGUST 2017 START
A BSO ‘Outstanding School’ (March 2016), Modern English School Cairo is a well-established, international, coeducational, independent school located on a generously-equipped 8.2 acre landscaped campus in the emerging district of New Cairo. With over 2200 students (1250 in Primary), MES Cairo serves to develop the next generation of Egyptian leaders offering a pre-K through university preparatory academic programme.
We seek to appoint an experienced teacher of special educational needs to lead our Primary department of five qualified specialists and three trained SEN teaching assistants. The collective aim of the Department is to best ensure that effective support is applied to students with determined exceptionalities so that they may access the curriculum. The team is an integral part of the Primary staff, all of whom continuously strive to ‘Care, Challenge and Inspire’ our 1250 students in the Primary Section of our school.
Suitable candidates will be forward-thinking, resourceful experts in SEN theory and provision with a draw to an active school life in a vibrant, diverse and exciting city. Key responsibilities of this significant post include: coordinating the SEN team, quality assuring the impact of SEN intervention on learning, authoring IEPs, leading parent meetings, liaising with external agencies, administering initial diagnostic assessments, observing learning and leading the teaching staff of 70+ overseas-hire colleagues in their understanding of students’ individual learning and behavioural needs. The HOD is well supported in their work by a committed and effective Primary Senior Leadership Team.
The benefits package includes:
- Initial two-year contract
- Tax free salary in Pounds Sterling (25% converted to local currency)
- Monthly accommodation allowance
- Extensive support with accommodation and orientation upon arrival
- Annual flight
- Free local and subsidized international health insurance
- Free education for dependent children
- Settling-in allowance
- July and August vacation (paid)
- Free transportation to and from school
- End of Service gratuity
- Access to quality professional development and support
- An opportunity to be part of a very professional team of educators
To apply, and for more information about MES Cairo please access our online application system at: www.mescairo.com/employment. Applications close on Wednesday 30 November 2016; initial interviews with shortlisted candidates will commence soon after via Skype.
Salary scale and benefits package will be sent to those shortlisted for interview.
MES Cairo is committed to safe recruitment practices.