Primary School SEN/Inclusion Teacher

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are at the heart of GEMS World Academy and are internationally renowned as rigorous and challenging courses in which students develop rapidly both personally and academically. The IB Programme is widely considered the gold standard of education, and GEMS World Academy is looking for talented and innovative individuals to join our highly successful team of over 130 teachers, 80 teaching assistants and 40 administrative and support staff and to contribute to the already successful outcomes for our community.

THE ROLE

Our Student Support Services Department has transformed student outcomes and succeeded in inspiring a love of learning at GEMS World Academy, through the dedication of staff, their exceptional subject knowledge, and the department’s forward-thinking approach to the curriculum. The Student Support Services Department is highly regarded among our student body for the care and personal support offered to students. We are now looking for an innovative IB SEN Teacher (Primary School) to join this successful team.

The ideal candidate will have extensive SEN Teaching experience in an IB curriculum school supporting High School/Secondary School and have a proven track record of successful and varied learning support. Genuine alignment with the philosophy of the IB and the values embodied in the Learner Profile are essential, as is a passion for working in our truly diverse community.

Salient job accountabilities:

  • SEN focused student learning support at High School/Secondary School
  • Key supporter of the Teacher/ Lead Practitioner in promoting the learning and personal development of all students at school
  • Planning and delivery of support during lessons
  • Recording and reporting progress, areas of concern and achievements about supported students with relevant stakeholders as appropriate
  • Work closely with various Learning Support teams across the school to promote GWA’s principals and continuously improve its SEN standards

Minimum requirements:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification specializing in Special Education
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrable experience teaching/supporting varying student education needs with diverse backgrounds at a Secondary School level
  • IB curriculum school experience is preferred
  • History of successful partnering with Admin (SLT) and other relevant stake holders
  • Knowledge of advisory or character programmes
  • Resilient and agile decision making skills to ensure successful design and implementation of programs that meet school and student body requirements to help students achieve success in all aspects of their life
  • Mature interpersonal skills that reflect patience, tolerance, sensitivity, empathy and enthusiasm for working with students, parents and school staff in a multicultural and international setting
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career

YOUR PACKAGE AND BENEFITS

An excellent remuneration package is available for successful candidates including; a competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, premium medical insurance and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession, and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law. In addition to these, we offer:

  • The opportunity to shape the future of a highly significant IB programme. The IB Programmes at GEMS World Academy are unique and exciting
  • A collaborative team with an excellent support system
  • An excellent programme of continuing professional development
  • Training with the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for teachers delivering the IB
  • The chance to shape the future of the subject in collaboration with the leadership team, external education professionals, and exam boards
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally, structured performance management, and opportunities to advance to positions of greater responsibility
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including access to all of our sports facilities, weekly fitness sessions, and staff social events
  • GEMS Rewards which offers a package of benefits for staff such as retail discounts, savings on gym membership, cinema tickets and many other offers

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

GEMS World Academy-Dubai (GWA) is a private, co-educational IB World School for PreK to Grade 12 students. Established in 2008 as a member of GEMS Education, the Academy is authorised to deliver the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes, and is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We serve a multi-ethnic community in the heart of Dubai. Our ethos is grounded in the IB Learner Profile; we encourage intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and foster a real sense of communal endeavour. The Academy has gained national and international recognition for its work to improve outcomes for students, as well as its aspirational and inclusive vision. As a member of the GWA community you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy whilst working alongside an exceptionally talented group of teachers and leaders.

GEMS World Academy-Dubai develops inquiring, reflective and caring learners who, through the rigor of the IB programmes have the knowledge, skills and character to take action and create a better, more peaceful world. Supported by highly qualified staff in world-class facilities, our diverse international community is encouraged to develop intercultural understanding and respect. Our aim is to be a world-class IB school that maximises every student’s learning and character to enable them to choose their own successful path, and positively contribute to the local and global society.

GEMS A FAMILY BUSINESS

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 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 have impacted 20 million students by the end of 2020 through the initiatives of our charity partner; the Varkey Foundation.

If you are keen to apply and meet minimum requirements please clarify in your Cover Letter if a teaching/school support partner will accompany you and briefly describe their qualification(s) and experience.

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