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 Need
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 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, well being 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)
Have either an understanding of the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework (2017), or a willingness to learn it
How to apply: Candidates are to apply directly through the attached HR application form.
Please note only the candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
Last date for applications is 16 January 2020
Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2020 and will be invited to participate in a thorough induction programme.