Outstanding Head of Inclusion
Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) opened in August 2015 and is a candidate school for all three academic International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes with the goal of becoming an IB continuum school. The school currently serves approximately 980 students up to Grade 10. Student numbers will eventually rise to a targeted total of about 2,200 of whom 300 students will be boarders. Our generous, state-of-the art campus with significant sports facilities is located in Dubai Healthcare City, Al Jaddaf, Dubai. Find out more about SISD at www.sisd.ae.
We have created a school that offers an outstanding education focused on both academic excellence and personal growth. We encourage students to take risks, become compassionate lifelong learners and responsible citizens who care for one another and contribute to a strong society through intercultural understanding and respect. At SISD, a distinctive feature of school life is the diverse student body made up of more than 60 different nationalities. It is our strong belief that the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. This is why we offer all our students the opportunity to become multilingual. Our international programmes reflect a sincere commitment to a Swiss vision of excellence in education to enable our students fully to embrace future opportunities.
We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic Head of Inclusion to join our Inclusion team in August 2018.
Our team of international teaching staff is made up of highly qualified professionals who all share one goal: to provide quality education to all of our children in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.
All teachers will work closely together and share in curriculum development and after school activities.
As part of our commitment to our teachers personal and professional development, comprehensive professional development will be provided to the successful candidates, who will
• be fully qualified and experienced with a relevant Degree and/or inclusion/SEN qualification such as a Master's in Special Education and a relevant professional teaching qualification
• have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience, preferably in an IB school
• have a minimum of 2 years as a Inclusion/SEN coordinator or head of dept.
• have a proven track record of success
• be proficient in a second language such as French, German or Arabic (would be highly valued)
• have previous international teaching experience (teaching experience in Dubai would be desirable)
The salary and benefits package reflects the fact that SISD is committed to excellence. In addition to a tax-free globally competitive salary, SISD provides furnished accommodation (exclusive of utility bills) or a generous housing allowance to overseas employees under school sponsorship, an annual flight allowance, discount on school fees and medical insurance.
Applicants are invited to apply directly through the TES application form or directly to SISD by submitting:
•a letter of application addressed to the Head of School
•a current CV including a recent passport size photograph and details of two professional referees, of which one should be a current or most recent employer, line manager or supervisor
Email applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date 5 April 2018
SISD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its employees and students. A police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments.