Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Taiwan

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Taipei European SchoolTaiwan
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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Post: Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed

In the British Primary Section at Taipei European School, the SENCO has responsibility for ensuring that the specific learning needs provision is provided in an efficient and effective manner. The SENCO liaises with and manages a team that includes a Learning Support Teacher and eight Learning Support Assistants to ensure that all student needs are met. This is in collaboration with other staff members including class teachers, the school counsellor,  EAL teachers, and the leadership team.  The role will provide professional guidance in the area of special education in order to secure appropriate provision for the students. 

Please review the key responsibilities and apply direct via our online recruitment page:

The deadline for the receipt of applications is (CST) 4.00 p.m. on 31st March 2020.

Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Any job offer is subject to the receipt of three supervisory references (including current employer) and current and previous Police Checks.


  • Degree and Qualified teacher status
  • Some additional professional development in special educational needs (National Award for SEN co-ordination is desirable)
  • Experience leading an additional learning needs department or experience of  being part of an innovative additional learning support team



  • Experience of teaching across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, with evidence of having achieved successful pupil outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of how children learn
  • A sound grasp of the concept of inclusive practice
  • Good knowledge of  the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
  • Experience of working closely with parents in successful home-school partnerships that supports pupils’ needs
  • Knowledge of issues relating to equal opportunities; multi-cultural education and personal and social education 
  • Some knowledge and experience of using basic diagnostic tests
  • Knowledge of current educational issues
  • Experience conducting training and leading professional development



  • Skilled at making and sustaining positive relationships with children
  • Able to stimulate children’s interest in learning
  • Able to work closely with pupils who are finding learning difficult
  • Able to work closely with other adults, offering them practical advice and strategies that assist them to overcome problems relating to the teaching of pupils with special educational needs
  • Skilled at developing children’s self-esteem and motivation so that they become resilient, independent learners
  • Capable of planning intervention work, assessing the needs and achievements of children and maintaining appropriate records 
  • Able to work closely with members of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teams, and the wider school community, in the development of the provision for pupils  and the curriculum as a whole
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

More about Taipei European School
Address: Swire European Primary Campus (EPC), 727 Wen Lin Road, ShihLin District, Taipei, 11159, Taiwan. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +886 2 8145 9007