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Head of Inclusion

school
Dubai Schools
location
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
1
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching Credential/License

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create and maintain a register of all students with specific educational needs requiring support.
  • Create, monitor, and review the effectiveness of SS policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SS policies.
  • Effective management of budget and prioritization.
  • Tracking the progress and development of targeted students in conjunction with class/subject teachers and team leaders.
  • Collect data and analyze student results.
  • Support the identification of student needs, including conducting individual assessments as needed.
  • Support and monitor the development and review of IEPs as appropriate.
  • Design and coordinate intervention and ensure effective implementation and provision of programs for students.
  • Identify barriers to learning for identified students and share appropriate strategies with staff.
  • Mentor and induct new staff within the team.
  • Line manage and monitor the performance of ILSAs in school.
  • Report back to and meet with teachers and parents as appropriate.
  • Provide training and coaching of classroom LAs to extend their knowledge and skills in supporting students to narrow gaps, address areas of need, and accelerate learning.
  • Maintain high levels of communication with all relevant parties.
  • Create and maintain a register of students with extra time exam/assessment accommodations.
  • Ensure examination and assessment provisions and accommodations are in place for specific students with phase coordinators and subject leaders.
  • Delegate sectional responsibilities where appropriate.
  • Attend various parent/teacher occasions.
  • Develop strategies to most efficiently and effectively assist students targeted.
  • Assist as necessary with enrolment and admissions procedures and assessments.
  • Resource management
  • Conduct and report on student observations.
  • Conduct lesson observations and support teacher development.
  • Implement effective screening and diagnostic procedures to identify specific learning needs.
  • Performance management of staff with a focus on differentiation to impact teaching.
  • Receive and act upon Records of Concern where necessary.
  • Lead weekly, minute meetings with staff involved in Student Support.
  • Ensure regular timetabled meetings with Heads of Section.
  • Ensure transparent and appropriate regularity of meetings with parents, along with classroom/subject teachers.
  • Prepare reports as required to meet particular circumstances, i.e. DSIB, SEF, requirements, quarterly reports, etc.
  • Attendance of SLT meetings (is SLT going to be part of the role so will it be attendance at all SLT meetings as and when necessary to provide updates or advice/guidance as appropriate).
  • Initiate, develop, and manage effective and supportive relationships with external agencies/providers as appropriate, e.g. Child psychology services.
  • Ensure any specific or critical action required for any students is shared with staff as necessary and that PD, if required, is provided.
  • Develop opportunities across Taaleem for professional sharing and development.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive tax-free salary
  • Employment visa
  • Taaleem provided accommodation or housing allowance
  • Medical insurance for self, spouse, and two children
  • Annual flight allowance for self
  • Relocation allowance
  • Tuition Fee Discount

Taaleem is looking for a qualified, enthusiastic, and passionate Head of Inclusion to join our Dubai Schools campus for the August 2024 start.

Dubai Schools:

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners. We offer an American education that will be guided by Arabic principles and Islamic values which will foster future-ready graduates, driven by pride and tolerance.

The main objective of the Dubai Schools Projects is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools. 

Primary Purpose of Job:  

The Head of Inclusion has the overall responsibility for ensuring appropriate quality provision, attainment, and progress for students identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN), English an as Additional Language (EAL), and Gifted and Talented (G&T). The Head of Inclusion is also responsible for communicating and engaging with parents and a variety of external student support services to ensure that all students have access to appropriate interventions and learning strategies to meet their individual needs.

Taaleem is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. At Taaleem, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices about child protection and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to various background checks including, receipt of high-quality references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification, and police checks, including overseas checks.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Everybody remembers an inspiring teacher because of the material difference he or she makes to us as individuals, stretching our potential and encouraging us to make the most of our strengths. Empowerment is the upshot of inspirational teaching and it sees students increasingly aiming higher and aiming more.

Together, inspiration and empowerment can be the architects of our future successes. Having charted the link between inspiration, empowerment and success, creating an environment that inspires children is the driving force behind Taaleem.

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners.

The vision for Dubai Schools is to offer a first-class international education to students by being a beacon and exemplar of academic quality. The school uses the US curriculum, the New York Engage Standards, as the foundation of the educational program, balanced with a sharp focus on Arabic literacy, Islamic studies, and the cultural values of the UAE. Maintaining this balance is crucial and is likely to define the successful leadership of a school that seeks to meld global-mindedness with an appreciation of the UAE’s cultural heritage.

The main objective of the Dubai Schools Project is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools by 2026.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Drawing millions of visitors each year, Dubai allows teachers to experience a unique combination of traditional Middle Eastern ways of life and an upscale expatriate lifestyle. Dubai's many private schools provide opportunities for licensed teachers to teach in one of the most exciting and dynamic modern cities in the world.

Arabic
2,106,177
UAE Dirham
Islam
Hot desert climate
4,114 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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