Kings’ School Al Barsha is seeking an outstanding Primary SENCo to work with the Head of Inclusion 3-18 and join our growing Inclusion Team. As a relatively young department, our expectation is that the successful candidate will develop and grow within the existing department to help it to continue its role in supporting school life. The role is varied and includes responsibility for action planning, training, tracking formative assessment, budgets, design/implementation of intervention, and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
The department is well resourced, with the beginning of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists which includes a Head of Inclusion, dyslexia specialists, speech and language therapists, an autism team, and a team of specialist learning support teachers and assistants. As such this position represents a superb opportunity for an aspiring, imaginative and inspirational leader to to join a successful, kind and supportive team. You will join and be supported by a successful and highly creative faculty with exacting standards.
When you join the Kings’ family you will become part of a strategically connected group of schools, one of which is the only school in Dubai to be rated outstanding 10 years running. Working in Dubai is a fast-paced and rewarding experience, however, it is a demanding and rigorous working environment which requires committed and motivated professionals. As such we seek team leaders who understand that their role extends far beyond the classroom.
As part of our drive for excellence Kings’ has committed to the John Hattie Visible Learning programme and is the only school in the Middle East working directly with the Visible Learning group. This focuses on how to best enhance student achievement, linking closely to our mission statement of “The best by every child.” All teachers receive excellent and highly desirable professional development which informs our approach as a professional body.
- A high quality degree from a reputable University
- Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years experience
- Holder of the UK NASENCo PGCE Qualification
- Have knowledge of the implications of the UK Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs.
- Have knowledge and understanding of intervention strategies for a range of learning needs.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the development of literacy, numeracy, communication and language acquisition in addition to knowledge of good practice in supporting students with Autism is desirable.
- Be an excellent communicator (written and verbal) with parents, students and colleagues with cultural sensitivity.
- Be a team player with sound emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and sensitivity
- Have a commitment to the safeguarding, wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care
- Be able and willing to make a broader contribution to school life
- Have the ability to adapt quickly to Kings’ fast-paced international, multicultural and demanding environment (Experience of working overseas or with international students would be an advantage though not essential)
How to apply: Candidates are to apply directly through the TES application form.
Closing date: 31 December 2017
(The school will conduct initial interviews to early applicants via Skype and reserves the right to offer an ideal candidate the position before the closing date)
Interviews to be held in London from 15th to 21st January 2018.
Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2018 and will be required to participate in a thorough programme of induction.