Vacancy Details

13668 - Primary SENDCO

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-Mar-2023
About the Role

We are currently recruiting a Primary SENDCO to join our team from September 2023.

Applicants will be fully qualified teachers with exceptional subject knowledge and experience. 

Key roles and responsibilities will be to:

Oversee the teaching and support of our SEND students across the School.
Lead the Inclusion and ELL teams, including our LSA team.
Monitor, and report upon progress of SEND students.
Liaise with all stakeholders including parents, external therapists and external providers.
Manage the Inclusion register and associated documents to ensure accuracy and transparency.
Work with admissions team and senior leaders to ensure all prospective students are accurately assessed prior to entry.


To be considered, you will require a Bachelor’s degree with further SEND/leadership qualification. Ideally this would include SENCO qualification.

The successful candidate will be resilient with excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will have experience of leading a team and effecting change in an educational setting and will have detailed knowledge of SEND and ELL teaching.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive tax-free salary, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

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

The GEMS Winchester School, Dubai, is a modern and spacious British Curriculum School that offers quality early years, primary and secondary education to children from Foundation Stage to Year 13. Established in 2011 to address the increasing demand for school places in Dubai and in particular in GEMS schools, the school has grown and is now located in Dubailand, near IMG Worlds of Adventure with the mission to provide quality education to everyone. The diverse range of nationalities across the school brings a warm culture of tolerance and respect. We welcome all learners from around the world and this international outlook is reflected by our bespoke curriculum. The WSD community shares a mutual understanding of learning that is embraced by all.

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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.