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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENCO)

Doha AcademyDoha, Qatar

Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community, in the World’s safest country, where your professional development is a priority? Doha Academy is a QNSA (Qatar National Schools Accreditation) accredited school where we are committed to the development and well-being pupils and staff. 

We are looking for an exceptional SENCO to become part of our dynamic and ambitious leadership team. Doha Academy School has been providing an outstanding education to families in Doha for over 20 years. 

We are one of the oldest and most respected schools in Qatar with extensive waiting lists. Our thriving 2000+ student population is aged between 3 and 18 years old and is made up of over 40 different nationalities; we are a truly international school. 

Our students are taught by our strong team of committed and experienced teachers, who receive competitive salaries and benefits including excellent standards of accommodation. We are very proud of our students who achieve amongst the highest results in the country in the IGCSE and AS-Level examinations

We follow the national curriculum for England in primary. In secondary the curriculum progresses to IGCSE and AS Level qualifications. 

- To create an effective dialogue between parents and school and pupil and school, reporting to and informing parents of the stage of support appropriate to their child.  To formulate and maintain close links with outside agencies.

- Ensuring relevant background information about individual children is collected, recorded and updated.

- To organize the initial assessment of pupils, and to assist subject teachers with the wiring of Individual Education Plans for each pupil and regularly review the interventions that are in place.

- To arrange regular meetings with support staff to keep them informed about policies/developments/procedures.

- To plan and organise timetables for each class so that an appropriate amount of support from the SENCO and Special Support Assistants is given, depending on the number of identified learners.

- To inform teaching staff of policies/developments/procedures, and the needs of individual pupils.

- Liaise with Heads of Section or those with delegated responsibilities on the progress of SEN pupils.

- Ensure that SEN pupils have full access to the curriculum.  To advise and guide staff with the implementation of differentiated resources and schemes of work in accordance with school policy.

- Work with Support Assistants and subject staff to monitor differentiation and the implementation of IEPs.

- Create a culture where collaborative, progressive learning is highly valued amongst staff and students, be engaging, possess excellent communication skills and have strong emotional intelligence. 

This is a full-time vacancy with a start date in January 2022

. Salary and benefits will be competitive 

• Competitive salary (tax free)

• Fully-furnished 2 bedroomed apartment, with onsite security.

• Transportation

• Return air ticket

• Medical cover

Applicants:

Essential: PGCE or B.Ed. 

Preferable: 2-3 years’ experience in SENCO 

Application should be made through the TES portal and you must upload two attachments: a Letter of Application detailing the skills and experience you have for this role and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. 

You should also include the details of three professional referees. Doha Academy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check.


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