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Head of Learning Support (SEN)

Downe House MuscatOman

The School:

Opening in 2022, Downe House Muscat is the world’s first authentic international girls’ school run by a premium all-girls’ school from England.

Through our partnership with Downe House in the UK, we are proud to bring the first UK premium girls’ school influenced by one hundred and thirteen years of world class British education, to Oman. Girls aged 9 to 18 have the opportunity to be inspired and challenged as they grow into confident young women preparing to play their part in the world.

Downe House Muscat offers:

A first class British education in the international context of Oman leading to IGCSE and A Level examinations

Academic excellence in girls’ education

Outstanding pastoral care and opportunities for personal development; and

A broad range of co-curricular activities as part of a fulfilling school day.

Everything at Downe House Muscat is designed to encourage, stimulate and inspire the girls. The School promotes genuine personal enquiry and intellectual appetite to nurture individual talents and interests beyond the academic and to foster a culture of inclusivity and respect for others. Underpinning this is a comprehensive pastoral system, individualised tutoring and a personal spotlight on every student from the day they begin their educational journey at the School.

In its first year, Downe House Muscat will be opening from Grade 5 to Grade 9 and commence the first year of the IGCSE programme.

The Location:

 The School is located in the Al Bandar Masterplan – a 1.1 million square metre development situated in close proximity to Muscat International Airport, City Centre Muscat and many residential communities. Our state of the art campus houses some of the finest school facilities in Oman. These include dedicated libraries, a central atrium, a STEM centre, an Art and Design centre, 400 seated theatre, music and drama classrooms and practice rooms, IT labs, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a 25m x 6 lane pool.

The Role:

Reporting to the Deputy Head – Academic, the Head of Learning Support should display a genuine commitment to the academic, personal and social development of children. The post holder will require the ability to relate well to, and communicate effectively with, parents, staff and pupils. Heads of Department are expected to contribute in general to the high academic standards and disciplinary ethos of the school, and to follow its policies. They should seek to make a real contribution to the academic culture and pupil wellbeing in the school. They are responsible for ensuring all pupils make positive progress, and that parents and the pupils feel their learning needs are understood and cared for.

The Opportunity:

Downe House Muscat is seeking to appoint outstanding individuals as part of the Founding Team. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly talented team to quickly establish Downe House Muscat as the leading girls school in Oman, with the ambition to be the best. Our staff will enjoy an excellent and fulfilling working  environment, a competitive tax-free salary and package, and an exciting lifestyle in a beautiful, vibrant coastal city. We welcome applications from experienced specialist teachers from UK independent and state sectors, as well as from those working internationally.

Salary and Benefits:

The post attracts a competitive salary (£52,000 - £67,000) UK-equivalent package before tax and benefits package appropriate for the experience, skills and personal circumstances of the successful candidate and will include: 

• A competitive, annual tax-free salary inclusive of accommodation and other allowances.

• An end of service payment. 

• Start and end of contract flights. 

•  Annual return flight allowance. 

• Tuition fee concession at Downe House Muscat. 

• Medical insurance.

 • Visa costs. 

Terms of Appointment:

We recognise that the success of Downe House Muscat depends on the quality, wellbeing and motivation of our staff. In addition to the salary and package structure outlined above, staff can also expect: 

• A commitment to professional development. 

• A dedicated and passionate human resources and support team, committed to making life in Oman as comfortable as possible. 

• Outstanding career progression opportunities that arise from being part of a rapidly expanding education group in a dynamic market.

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