Vacancy Details

12462 - Head of Inclusion

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 28-Feb-2023
About the Role
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 SPEA 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 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally: over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

Candidates who meet the requirements stated above are encouraged to apply. 

About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

GEMS Wesgreen International School is a world class British School in the Heart of Sharjah and is recognised amongst the most prestigious British Curriculum international schools in the state. We are a vibrant, welcoming and dynamic school, that provides a world class British education for every student who enters our doors. Our main purpose is to ensure that every single child receives a world class education across all areas of their development. We have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their full potential. As a British School Overseas (accredited and recognised by the DfE in the UK), we continue to evolve our educational offering to ensure we are equipping all our students with the right mindset and skills set to enable them to thrive in the world of today and tomorrow. Wesgreen students are being prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Wesgreen International School was founded in 1991 and became a member of the GEMS international network of schools in 2017. The school follows the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and has around 3500 students spread across four separate campuses on one site: Early Years (FS1, FS2, and Year 1); a co-educational Primary (Year 2 to Year 5); a Boys' Secondary School (Year 6 to Year 13), and a similar Secondary Girls' School.

Wesgreen is a world-class academic institution with a long history of high academic Success. The school is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME), which helps raise educational standards and creates opportunities for staff professional development. The school is also an AoBSO (Association of British Schools Oversea) member, which is a selective association of only the top British International schools from around the world and recognised by the UK department for Education.

Many alumni serve as dedicated members of their alma mater's parent body, while others excel at some of the world's best universities.

In addition, the school inspires excellence and empowers global minds by engaging passionate and qualified international educators in a culturally responsive setting. Many staff and families enjoy longstanding educational partnerships, which is one of the community's many strengths and reason of connection.

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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

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.