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Head of Inclusion

Reports to: Head of School/ Elementary School Principal

Job Scope

The role of Head of Inclusion is to support and promote an inclusive culture throughout the school, enabling all students to achieve their best, overcoming barriers to learning and participation. The Head of Inclusion holds an important strategic role in the senior leadership team of the school. It entails co-ordinating appropriate provision for students with special needs and liaising with colleagues, parents and outside agencies.

Responsibilities

  • To lead the inclusion team as a whole
  • To support staff in understanding the learning needs of students with specific needs and the importance of raising their achievement through disseminating the most effective teaching approaches
  • To liaise with the inclusion team and teachers to ensure that appropriate provision is made for children across all areas of the curriculum
  • To work in close collaboration with the PYP coordinator
  • To coordinate and support the planning for the teaching and support of identified children
  • To maintain a record of identifying students with specific learning needs and tracking provisions being made
  • To provide guidance and assist teachers in identifying students with learning, behavioural, medical or emotional difficulties
  • To advise and co-ordinate detailed assessments when necessary
  • To advise and assist teachers and other members of staff in planning individual or group programmes for students who require extra provision
  • To monitor teaching and learning of students who have been identified as requiring specific support
  • To ensure that appropriate methods of assessing and recording student’s needs and progress are maintained
  • To keep informed of current developments by attending relevant courses,reading and study
  • To select equipment and materials for order within an agreed budget.
  • To liaise with other agencies including the school health service, speech therapists, etc
  • To organise and chair regular meetings to discuss the needs and progress of identified students
  • To organise and chair review meetings for parents to discuss the progress of individual students
  • To support and monitor (including performance management) the work of the inclusion team
  • To organise professional development opportunities for staff
  • In consultation with School Leadership constantly review and update all relevant policies.
  • To ensure inclusive practice and equality of opportunity for all.
  • To support the school’s vision and move the school towards excellence
  • To manage the inclusion team budget
Posted: March 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Muscat, Oman
June 2019
2 years
Licensed Teacher
USD 4000 - 4500
1

Job Benefits

  • Tax Free Salary* as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same
  • Medical Insurance for employees only, EXCLUDING Dental and Prescription glass
  • Annual Airfare to home town in Economy class for employee, spouse and two children upto 18 years if they are on the school visa and staying with the employee
  • Relocation airfare provided at the beginning and end of contract for employee, spouse and two children up to 18 years
  • Relocation allowance provided only for employee at beginning and end of contract for additional 20 kgs over and above the airlines free baggage allowance
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract 
  • 30 days for candidates with less than 2 year contract
  • Candidates who start in January: 45 days full paid leave at the end of the second contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School
  • The Visa/medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only. For dependents, employee has to bear the expenses
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity
  • The employer will arrange for the employee to be picked up from the airport on arrival and taken to a guest house/ service apartment where they will be put up for a maximum period of one month, during which they will have to finalise their accomodation with the help of the school authorities
  • * The salary package is Cost to Company(CTC) - Tax free salary inclusive of HRA / Utilities, Lunch and Transport. If choose to stay in company provided accommodation then HRA  would be deducted from the CTC

Benefits for international teachers applying from Oman

  • Tax Free Salary as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same.
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School.
  • The medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only.
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Master
6
Special Education -Inclusion
  • Professional Teaching Qualification preferred
  • 6 years minimum experience as an inclusion /special needs teacher
  • 2 years minimum experience in a leadership role preferred
  • Successful international experience in inclusion in an IB School preferred
  • Native English speaker
  • Proficiency in any additional language is an advantage
  • Competencies
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Compassionate, innovative, highly motivated, resourceful and flexible
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching
  • Inspiring trust and confidence in students and colleagues
  • Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, integrity, strength of character and perseverance
  • Inter-culturally aware with well developed interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Display a strong work ethic