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Head of Learning Support and EAL

New Cairo British International SchoolEgypt

Job Title: Head of Learning Support and EAL

Age range: Primary & Secondary up to IB Diploma/A Level

Employed by: NCBIS to support the vision, positive ethos and policies of the school.  

Responsible to: Principal

Qualifications: Degree and PGCE/ QTS, SEN and EAL Postgraduate qualifications. NaSENCO or ISENCO Award or willingness to study for this Award on appointment. 

Experience: Minimum 5 years teaching  

The SENCO will lead provision for learners with Specific Educational Needs, Additional Needs, English as an Additional Language, and High Potential, Gifted and Talented learners to enable quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all learners.  

For August 2022, New Cairo British International School (NCBIS) is looking to recruit an outstanding full-time candidate.

NCBIS is the leading British international, not-for-profit school in Egypt and is an authorised IB World School with more than 60 nationalities represented among 740 students aged 3-18. The student population is made up of 60% expatriate and 40% Egyptians who must have dual nationality. NCBIS is renowned for the excellence of its educational programmes, which includes a strong CAS element across the school, and a welcoming learning environment.

In the Primary School, we teach a bespoke curriculum which is based on the National Curriculum for England, but woven into our international context with an enchanting mix of inquiry-led, objective-led and project-based learning. Our youngest learners from Early Years to Year 1 learn through a mixture of child-led (continuous provision) learning and teacher-led structured activities. Our curriculum aims to foster the development of the whole child, including their social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as their all-important academic needs.

The secondary school students follow the English National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and then take the IGCSE edexcel examinations in Year 11 and the IB Diploma or A levels in Year 13. The school is fully accredited by CIS and we are members of COBIS and BSME.

We are located in New Cairo, a quiet and tranquil part of Cairo. The small class sizes contribute to our sense of family and enable us to give all our students the attention they require. Our parents are committed partners and play a vital role in creating this enriching cultural environment.

Interested applicants should:

● Have a passion for learning, with experience of current best practice;

● Have UK or equivalent teaching qualifications;

● Have proven experience of teaching to at least IBDP and/or A’level;

● Be committed and hard-working, with high expectations of themselves and the children in their care;

● Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a strong sense of collegiality;

● Be able to incorporate ICT in their practice;

● Possess humour, energy, flexibility and a positive outlook;

● Be open to the many opportunities and some challenges that living in Egypt will bring.

In addition to working in a learning-focused, forward-thinking and supportive not-for-profit school, you will receive a generous package including: 

● Highly competitive tax-free salary 

● Accommodation allowance

● Comprehensive international private medical cover

● Free primary education and secondary education for your dependent children (where applicable)

● Annual Home Leave Allowance for employee and each dependent  

● Re-signing bonus upon contract renewal

Employment terms are initially a two-year contract which can be extended annually. 

NCBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. NCBIS is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. In accordance with UK Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.  Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are required to provide, at their own cost, and before travel arrangements are confirmed, an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: and full police clearance (translated into English) for prior countries of residence for the last 5 years - no older than 6 months prior to leaving the country is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom. To assist newly appointed staff, there is a country by country checklist for the procedures for obtaining a police clearance: 

To find out more about the school, please visit our website at

To apply please complete the TES application form at

To apply, please upload your CV together with completing the application form. The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th December 2021. 

The school reserves the right to appoint earlier if an exceptional candidate applies for the post, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Interviews for candidates will be held by Skype or Zoom.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The NCBIS Team

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