Vacancy Details

8203 - EYFS & Primary SENCO - August 2021

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 31-May-2021
About the Role

We are looking to appoint an EYFS – Primary SENCO for FS1 – Year 5 to join our existing team at GEMS Wesgreen International School, Sharjah. The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic pathways.

As well as being a great place to work, Sharjah is a progressive, vibrant and rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Sharjah enjoy a great lifestyle as well as extensive leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

Salient job requirements:

  • Work with students, teachers and parents to support students with additional educational needs
  • Carryout IEP development, interventions, support lessons and meetings to support student’s success
  • Monitor and report back on progress and impact of interventions implemented
  • Work with and line manage Learning Support Assistants (formerly known as Shadow teachers) to ensure SOD students successful transition into school
  • Work with teachers to support students both in and out of the classroom environment
  • Work with parents on strategies to support their children within the home to ensure academic and holistic growth through workshops and small group meetings
  • Work with the head of department and wider school community senior management team to develop experiences and activities for students’ holistic development and success within the school
  • Maintain caseload summaries to establish trends within school and lesson records to support interventions
  • Maintain student progress and external referral report writing

 The successful applicant will have:

  • Masters qualification in SEND provision
  • Excellent knowledge of SEND initiatives
  • The ability to analyse data effectively to identify and track the progress of vulnerable
  • Knowledge of strategies which promote good behaviour and discipline
  • Ability to acquire further knowledge to contribute effectively and with confidence to classes in which involved
  • Understanding of relevant specialist area (e.g. subject area, Key Stage) sufficient to pupils’ learning
  • Recent experience of managing students from a variety of cultures
  • Experience in developing and enhancing the practice of other staff including a range of pedagogical techniques, with a track record of innovation in teaching and learning
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills that reflect enthusiasm, patience, tolerance, sensitivity, empathy and enthusiasm for working with students, parents and school staff
  • IEP Development and Progress tracking skills
  • Have excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills required to work closely with relevant stakeholders 

If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach.  

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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

Wesgreen International School was established in 1991 and came under the GEMS family of Schools in 2017. The school follows the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) with over 3500 students based in four separate campuses on one site: Early Years composed of FS1/Pre-KG, FS2/KG1, and Y1/KG2; a co-educational Primary from Grade 1 to Grade 4 (Y2 to Y5); a Boys' Secondary School from Grade 5 to Grade 12 (Y6 to Y13) and a similar Secondary Girls' School.

Accredited by the Council of International Schools, Wesgreen is recognised as a world-class academic institution holding a long history of success within the Sharjah Community. Alumni return to their alma mater as loyal members of the parent body, and many others enjoy successes in some of the best Universities in the World. In a culturally responsive setting, the school inspires excellence and empowers global minds by engaging passionate and qualified international educators. A majority of staff and families enjoy longstanding educational partnerships, which is one of the community's many strengths.

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.