Head of Inclusion SEN/D

AED 800,000 - 1,000,000
Job description

Job Description

About the Role This is an exciting opportunity to become an instrumental member of our 'Outstanding' JPS Connect department. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Outstanding teacher to lead the JPS Inclusion department from September 2023.

You will lead and manage the strategic development of the whole school's Inclusion practices and its staff, including all Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEN/D) provision, English Language Learning programme, Gifted and Talented identification and provision and management of pastoral care and Wellbeing, as well as having an oversight of the day-to-day operation of the Inclusion policy.

Key Responsibilities:

To implement the schools Aims and Values and contribute to the ethos of the school with regard to inclusion, wellbeing and safeguarding
Develop and implement an Inclusion Action Plan, in-line with the School Development Plan (SDP)
Ensure that all students who have potential barriers to learning are appropriately assessed
Ensure the progress of students (SEND, ELL, G&T and other vulnerable groups) is in-line or above expectations by collecting, tracking and analysing data, using it to explain trends and outliers and deciding next steps
Lead on the implementation and management of effective processes for monitoring, evaluating and developing provision (policies)
Support the Admissions Department
Effectively manage staff and resources to meet changing student needs
Liaise closely with the school wellbeing team to ensure a coordinated approach to students needs
Line manage designated staff
Develop and enhance the teaching practice of staff within the Inclusion department
Liaise with external specialists
Chair staff meetings on subject-specific matters, as required
Organise and/or lead staff training to help teachers better support those students who have SEND or additional needs (general and specific CPD)
Write reports about students and their needs, as required
Promote and foster constructive home/school partnerships
Attend Parents Meetings and liaise with parents on an informal basis, where appropriate
Feedback assessment results to parents
Chair Team Around the Child and/or IEP meetings with parents
Maintain the SEND register in accordance with DSIB categorisation
Confidentially distribute/integrate/file all reports from external specialists with relevant personnel
Maintain student logs, detailing meetings
Manage Seesaw communications
Manage LSA target monitoring records and case studies
Maintain and develop a positive working relationship with all members of staff
Attend/deliver INSET and liaise and cooperate with colleagues on whole school matters
Share responsibility with all colleagues for the students pastoral care and safety, including duties in accordance with prepared rotas
Demonstrate a commitment to personal, professional development
Show commitment to and cooperate in the process of Performance Management/Appraisal/QA
Promote JPS to existing and prospective parents and students
Carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required by the Principal

The following list provide the Essential characteristics, skills, qualities and experience for the role:

Degree from a reputable University with a relevant teaching qualification
2nd Degree/additional certificate related to SEN/D
SENCo qualification
Knowledge of the implications of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs (2014) for teaching and learning and the KHDA Dubai Inclusion Framework policies.
Knowledge and understanding of assessment for and of learning, as well as diagnostic tests
Knowledge and understanding of intervention strategies for a range of learning needs
Detailed understanding of dyscalculia in terms of a structured cumulative curriculum
A team player with sound interpersonal skills and sensitivity
Sound knowledge and understanding of the development of literacy, numeracy and language acquisition
Knowledge of educational practice in the UAE and implications for school of the KHDA initiative for fully Inclusive schools
Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting
Ability to use authority to positively enhance outcomes for students
Ability to operate effectively when working under pressure
Excellent communicator (written and verbal) with parents, students and colleagues
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to see the wider picture
A very good level of competence in ICT
High levels of energy and commitment
Personally committed to continuing professional development
An effective and successful teacher with firm discipline, high personal standards and high expectations of students
Demonstrates discretion/loyalty
An eagerness to participate fully in the life of a busy school
Enthusiasm and a keen sense of humour
Ability to show initiative
Committed to safeguarding the physical, emotional and mental well-being of young people

If you are interested in the position and feel you have the right qualifications and experience, we would love to hear from you.

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