Head of Special Education Needs and Disability (SENDCo) September 2021

The British International School MadinatyMadinaty, Cairo, Egypt

BISM is looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Special Education Needs and Disability to join our team for the next academic year commencing September 2021

When you join GEMS Education, you join an international educational organisation with a global network of international schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Grade 12 operator in the world educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. GEMS Education staff access the company’s professional development programme, one of the largest education training programmes in the world. This ensures the best possible academic outcomes whilst ensuring that GEMS attracts and retains the highest possible calibre of staff.

About the School:

We are based in the clean and secure environment of Madinaty City which is located to the east of Cairo - very convenient for Shorouk, Rehab, Nasr City and Heliopolis and with excellent transport links to the city centre.

The British system has been available in Egypt for many years and its traditional, structured and disciplined approach is well-understood by many parents. In recent years the curriculum has been widened to add an international dimension so that children at the school will gain a deeper understanding of other cultures.

The key features of the British Curriculum which make it so suitable for schools outside of the UK still remain as always;

• The curriculum is taught in English

• There is always an emphasis on understanding and questioning as well as just knowing

• Social skills are an integral part of the curriculum

• There is regular externally verified testing to give a reliable measure of progress

• IGCSE and A level examinations at the end of the process are internationally accepted for entry to universities all over the world



The successful applicant will have:

A Bachelors Degree in a related subject from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education

An additional SEN focused qualification

Experience of teaching within a specialised SEN setting, ideally within the British Curriculum

The desire to provide Outstanding teaching and learning

An aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career

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