Head of Inclusion - Al Bateen Academy

Teach Away Inc.
Abu Dhabi
AED 800,000 - 1,000,000
Job description
  • Minimum Teaching Experience: 5 years of teaching experience
  • Required Certificates: Teaching Credential/License
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education or Bachelor’s degree in Equivalent Field with PGCE or other teacher qualification.
    • SEN Qualification (Masters level or external certification on an aspect of SEN). PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification
    • Experience with a British Curriculum would be advantageous.
    • 6 years of experience in SEN.
    • Previous experience in leading SEN / Learning Support in a Primary/Secondary school.
    • Previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language.

    Job-Specific Knowledge & Skill

    • Consistently graded very good/outstanding for teaching and learning
    • Commitment to the school’s vision and IB Philosophy and Mission Statement
    • Passion for education, teaching, and a belief in the potential of every student
    • Commitment to own CPD
    • Ability to work under pressure, problem solve,
    • Deal with challenging situations and be resilient
    • To be able to maintain confidentiality.
    • Cultural sensitivity to the needs of our community.
    • An efficient and effective communicator.
    • A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check

    Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child-centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE.We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders.We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places.Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching, and training.

    Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

    Aldar Academies are keen to hear from like-minded, forward-thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

    Job Description:

    Aldar Academies are seeking an outstanding Head of Inclusion for Al Bateen Academy commencing Academic Year 2023-24.

    Al Bateen Academy is located in the center of the city of Abu Dhabi and is a hugely popular school based in a vibrant community. The school is a high-achieving British and IB World School (Years 7 to 13) easily exceeding IB Diploma global averages year on year and achieving outstanding I/GCSE results. The school recently expanded into primary years, starting with FS2 to Year 3, and developed this year to include a full primary provision, FS2 to Year 6. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an exciting addition and provides the community with an all-through school experience from FS1 to Year 13 offering PYP, UK, and IB Diploma options.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

    The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.


    • Assist the academy in achieving its overall vision and strategic intentions and contribute to the achievement of relevant targets as set out in the academy’s improvement plan and self-evaluation form
    • Comply with regulations about health and safety at work legislation and adhere to academy policies relating to safe working practices and equal opportunities regulations
    • Comply with the academy’s Performance Management Policy ensuring challenging annual targets are set and fulfilling the role of performance management reviewer if directed to do so by the Principal
    • Engage in annual training linked to child protection, safeguarding, and health and safety together with all training. deemed appropriate for academy improvement or performance management.
    • Comply with the academy’s staff dress code at all times including the wearing of a photo ID/lanyard.
    • Comply with the academy’s computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at all times.
    • Plan and deliver interventions, across the whole academy.
    • Coordinate in-class support for targeted children.
    • Writing and reviewing of IEPs.
    • Implementation of targets.
    • Liaising with teachers and advising.
    • Management of HLTAs, LSAs, SEN teachers and Inclusion Assistants.
    • Responsible for the development of timetables.
    • Regular analysis of data, that will then inform planning and provision.
    • Classroom observation of children and appropriate strategies then disseminated to class/subject teachers.
    • Regular updating of Edukey.
    • Delivering staff training.
    • Arrange meetings with parents to support POD children.
    • Work closely with external agencies to support parents of students with POD.
    • Liaise with the Head of Inclusions across Aldar.
    • Coordination of access arrangements for IGCSE, GCSE, and IB.
    • Maintain efficient and effective control of the Department’s resources budget
    • Ensure a safe working and learning environment in which risks are properly assessed and Health and Safety regulations are observed at all times
    • Cover for absent colleagues and invigilate examinations as required.
    • Provide guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters
    • Have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and legal liabilities;
    • Offer targeted support in both the primary and secondary phases after school (two after-school sessions a week) Complete administrative and organizational tasks related to the duties of a class teacher
    • Have good subject knowledge in both the primary and secondary curriculum to enable effective teaching;
    • Establish effective working relationships and set an outstanding example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct;
    • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations;
    • Co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the academy, and pupils;
    • Contribute to the corporate life of the academy through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the leadership and management of the academy;
    • Take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents Evenings, Review days and events with partner academies;
    • Take responsibility for own professional development and duties about academy policies and practices;
    • Participate in Performance Management arrangements of SEN teachers, LSAs and HLTAs

    This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.We are an equal-opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals toapply at our company.

    Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

    Please note that Teach Away provides information on behalf of schools and cannot accept liability for information provided or policies schools may adopt. Be sure to verify all details that apply to you, and check for the latest visa and work permit requirements. For any questions regarding job postings, please contact the school directly. Teach Away believes in diversity and inclusivity, and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and be considered fairly and equally for employment. We ensure all schools we work with adhere to our pledge to promote inclusivity and diversity in education and recruitment practices.

    Aldar Education - Al Bateen Academy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates License required

    Aldar Education - Al Bateen Academy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates License required

    Aldar Education - Al Bateen Academy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates License required