Vacancy Details

6403 - Head of Inclusion

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 29-Jun-2020
About the Role

We are looking for a Head of Inclusion to assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, student achievement and progression through effective inclusion for students with special educational needs Gifted and Talented students and students receiving counselling support. Ensuring inclusive practice is developed and incorporated through all aspects of the school and adhering to the KHDA and UAE law and requirements of Inclusive Education. 

The key task of the Head of Inclusion is to ensure that learning support is both efficiently and effectively managed. The range of responsibilities delegated to the Head of Inclusion with regard to provision and coordination is outlined below. It is expected that all legal and statutory requirements are met for students with learning support needs.

Key duties include but are not limited to:

• Manage the Inclusion Department

• Implementing an Inclusion ethos on a whole school level with support from SLT

• Manage the professional development of staff in pedagogical best practice, in conjunction with the SLT

• Work with the Safeguarding Officer

• Manage the identification and intervention support of additional learning needs including, but not limited to;

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Learning Support

  • External therapy support

  • Physical challenges

  • Support the fulfillment of the school development plan as referenced in KHDA academic plan application and take responsibility for those tasks allocated in that plan.

  • Manage the intervention team of Inclusion Specialist Teachers, school and student counsellors, Learning Support Assistants, External therapy Centre’s and Small Steps ASD unit.

  • Support the development of Inclusive values in compliance with the UAE 2020 Vision

  • To ensure progress against individual educational targets



About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

Established in 1992, GEMS Al-Khaleej International School is an international K-12 U.S. curriculum school helping over 2,000 students every year in developing life-long learning skills such as Open-mindedness, Perseverance, Integrity, Reflection, Problem-solving, Innovation, Self-awareness, Global Citizenship, Resilience and Grit. Our practices are rooted in our vision which is, “To be one of the finest U.S. curriculum schools in Dubai in terms of the quality of teaching and learning and students’ character”. GEMS AKIS’s inspection results are evident of the fact that the school has been on an incredible journey of transformation and continuous improvement. GEMS AKIS is one of the very few schools in the UAE which offer students with multiple routes to graduation including College Board Advanced Placement Program. At GEMS AKIS, we offer a variety of courses to our students to polish their career aspiration and amply prepare them for the universities and colleges. At GEMS Al-Khaleej International School (AKIS), we resolutely believe that success stems from reflective teaching practices, attentive and precise instructional leadership, supportive families and responsible students. We believe in bringing out the best in each of our students by promoting a healthy balance between Islamic values, ownership of our cultural heritage and 21st century learning skills. In order to achieve this, we have established a culture of integrity that supports academic success and creates a community of lifelong learners. This, in tandem with a curriculum infused with global citizenship themes, allows GEMS AKIS students to develop critical thinking skills for all challenges and opportunities in order to be successful in both their personal and professional lives.

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.