Primary Special Educational Needs and Disability Lead, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tris

Closing date:

The Government of St Helena Education DirectorateSaint Helena, Ascension and Tris

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £40k pa; a tax free International Supplement will also apply
Contract term: Fixed Term

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.

There are four schools on the island; one secondary and three primaries. The curriculum broadly models the English education system.

In this vital role you will offer support, guidance and training to members of the Inclusion Service to enable a better service to support areas of SEND in schools. You must help develop a Code of Practice and contribute to raising standards as you identify and develop programmes of intervention, liaising with key stakeholders to build support. You should also train and up-skill the Inclusion Team and support parents.

Holding a recognised UK teaching qualification you will have attained degree level in an area relevant to SEND.  With knowledge of Inclusion and matters pertaining to SEND, you will have worked in the field of SEN in schools, teaching and demonstrating practical skills and providing professional development and training. 

Committed to an aspirational quality of classroom learning experience for all young people, you are able to motivate and inspire with high expectations of trainee and serving teachers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of ICT, should be supported by strong leadership and negotiating skills, diplomacy and sensitivity and outstanding teaching and training skills.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. Interviews will be held in London.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 20 August 2019. Interviews will be held in London.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.



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Address: The Canister, Jamestown, STHL 1ZZ, South Atlantic Ocean, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. View in Google Maps
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The Education Department aims:

• to meet statutory requirements laid down in the Education Ordinance

• to support vocational education and training

• to provide pre-school education

• to encourage adult education

• to seek op...