Secondary SENCO Teacher, Singapore

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Dover Court International SchoolSingapore

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Start date: 06/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are seeking a Secondary SENCO to join our dedicated Secondary team.

Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.

The school caters to students from age 3 to age 18. The curriculum is based upon the UK EYFS framework, the National Curriculum for England, the IPC, IGCSE/GCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. The school is active in the local International School sports league and are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 and continuing up into the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. All students are involved in a wide range of after school activities mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.

We are members of FOBISIA and CIS and will finalise CIS accreditation in November this year. We are a EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.

Staff are well supported with weekly CPD sessions run in-house and access to external training courses where they fit the school and personal development plans. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.

Our Schools

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of over 60 schools gives them a special advantage. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

About the role

The Secondary SENCO provides the leadership for support programmes in the DCIS Secondary school. The position works with class teachers to identify support needs and plan provision for this support. 

We are currently looking for an experienced and highly skilled Secondary SENCO to support a vibrant and growing new school. The role is to start in January.  Dover Court International School is determined to keep inclusion at the heart of our school.  We want to continue to develop the highest quality of provision for all students to help identify and assess students, improve inclusive class teaching, put highly effective interventions in place and mould the teaching assistant team to be a highly effective support for students. The school is very inclusive and is determined to raise achievement for all its students.

Join our fast-paced international environment, and support students to ensure they can access the UK National Curriculum, iGCSE and IBDP programmes. You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

About you

The school needs someone who is passionate about inclusion and improving outcomes for students with additional needs, and can establish a quick rapport with staff, students and parents. You will have experience of:

managing a team of teaching assistants

working as a close team with subject teachers and the leadership team

Lead and oversee the testing of students

setting up highly effective interventions

managing individual plans and profiles with students, parents and teachers

managing the Secondary inclusion profile and iSAMs

Liaising effectively with learning support professionals such as Educational Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy etc.

Supporting teachers to develop quality first inclusive teaching so that every young person achieves their potential

measuring the impact of support and intervention.

You should also be able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Singapore.

Benefits

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

Selection Process

Applications should be made through the Nord Anglia Job Tracker available below. The closing date for application is Friday 20th September. Interviews will be conducted by Video Conference or in person for persons based in Singapore or the region.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

Starting Date: Monday 6th January



More about Dover Court International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Dover Court, Dover Road, Singapore 139644, Singapore. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +65 67757664
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