Special Educational Needs & Disability Lead Teacher, Nigeria

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RA International School (RAIS)Nigeria

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria

RAIS is seeking to appoint a passionate, experienced Special Educational Needs & Disability Lead Teacher with a clear vision of excellent, inclusive provision. To start in early September 2020.

RA International School:

RA International School (RAIS) is a large, mainstream international primary school with a dedicated Learning Support Unit and specialist teaching team. The school currently has over 650 students on roll from 3-11 years. The SEND register reflects a wide range of learning needs. Our students are the children of local and expatriate staff who work for Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG). The school uses the National Curriculum for England for English and Mathematics alongside the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). RAIS is situated in a well-kept company residential area which houses both the school staff and families working for the company.

This is an opportunity to become part of an ambitious school with a values-driven approach – where children are at the heart of all we do.

We are seeking a SEND Lead Teacher who:

  • is a native-level English speaker
  • holds a B.Ed. or BA/BSc and PGCE in Primary Teaching or Special Education with Qualified Teacher Status
  • has extensive experience of teaching primary age children with a range of needs - including severe learning difficulties.
  • can coordinate, implement and lead high quality interventions for SEND children
  • is able to strategically develop our SEND policy and practice
  • is able to lead and develop the SEND team and the wider staff
  • knows how to form strong relationships with other support specialists and with parents/carers
  • is child-centred and passionate about learning
  • possesses a positive team-spirit, creativity, resilience and a good sense of humour

In addition to working in a happy, learning-focused and forward-looking company school, you will receive a highly attractive package, including:

  • a very competitive, tax-free salary
  • free housing (with no-cost utilities)
  • relocation assistance
  • free or subsidised school places for dependent children
  • generous travel allowance
  • comprehensive international medical insurance
  • free access to local recreational facilities

Contract terms

The successful applicant will be offered a two year contract in the first instance with an option for annual renewal thereafter.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be asked to apply for an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (you can find further details on www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs) or for a police check/clearance from your home/resident country.

Offer of employment is subject to visa requirements and local rules and legislation. A final offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory police check, medical check and visa approval.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form accompanying this advertisement. The completed application should be returned with a current CV, Personal Statement and passport photograph to ShellRecruit@fieldworkeducation.com

Closing date: Thursday 28th November 2019 at 12.00 UK time.

We encourage early applications as interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.

More about RA International School (RAIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria. View in Google Maps
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