Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), United Arab Emirates

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Hartland International SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Hartland International School is seeking to appoint an exceptional Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) due to our growth and expansion.

Our School

The school which opened in September 2015, is rapidly developing a reputation for excellence in learning and teaching. We provide the best possible education for every child in our care and import the very best practices from independent schools around the globe. With just over 650 children enrolled at present from 65 different nationalities, Hartland is a truly international community. We combine a unique blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support to target excellence and create a values-based family of teachers, children and parents.

Located in the heart of Dubai, in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and Downtown Business area of the city. The school operates from Foundation Stage to Year 10 and anticipates natural year on year growth in the secondary section in the coming years. We offer the National Curriculum for England and plan to offer GCSE’s / IGCSE’s, ‘A’ Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The Post

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated professional Special Educational Needs and Disabilities specialist who is passionate about providing outstanding provision for children with SEND and additional learning needs. They will be an outstanding teaching practitioner who is patient, hardworking and committed to providing high quality learning. The successful candidate will oversee strategic development of the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision in line with the recent UAE legislation and the oversight of the day to day operation of provision with the aim of raising student achievement. Applications are invited from practitioners who are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in a vibrant learning environment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Show commitment to the inclusion of all students
  • Have a strong background of teaching and supporting students with SEND in a mainstream setting. 
  • Have and show respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background
  • Hold a relevant degree, teaching qualification and a qualification related to SEND
  • Have experience of teaching the National Curriculum for England whether that be in the UK or in an international setting 
  • Have a minimum 7 years’ experience
  • Be committed to the Hartland Values

As a member of the Hartland team, you will share in the responsibility for teaching, learning, enrichment and pastoral care and will be someone who can thrive on the challenge of growing a new school and community. The school is also committed to supporting and promoting continuing professional development.

In return, you will receive a competitive and attractive tax-free salary, high quality fully furnished accommodation, private medical insurance, family allowances where applicable and annual airfare to home country with End of Service Gratuity.

Hartland International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to a police check.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2019 with interviews taking place in London and Dubai at the end of September. Start date for this position is January 2020.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and send it with a CV and covering letter to the HR Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Riley. Please include a recent photograph.

Your application should contain the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees and include your current Head of School.

Please click on the apply button to submit your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please see further details attached, of the role, responsibilities and relevant qualifications required.

More about Hartland International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid, Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 407 9444
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