Ningbo British International School

Inclusion Coordinator

Negotiable Ningbo, Zhejiang, China 1 position available Starting date in 2021-08-23

About The School

NBIS is an accredited Cambridge International School, consisting of primary to senior high class. Learn more about this school

Job Description

NBIS is an accredited Cambridge International School following the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum of England in Pre-School, Nursery and Reception classes, Cambridge Primary Curriculum in Years 1-6, and Cambridge Secondary in Years 7-13. The curriculum is adjusted and supplemented as necessary to meet the specific needs of our students. The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-Level (Advanced Level) programmes are recognized world-wide as the gold standard in preparing students for university. While the school challenges all students academically, we strongly believe that the development of the whole child is fundamental. We therefore present a varied and vibrant curriculum which offers opportunity for many different kinds of learning in and out of the classroom.

Most of our students are not first-language speakers of English.  The school’s curriculum is presented entirely in English (apart from Mandarin Chinese).  We want to give our students the best possible access to the curriculum.  Similarly, we are an academically non-selective school and so have children of all abilities and propensities.  A percentage of the school population will certainly have learning differences.  Our families come from extremely diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of educational expectations – usually rooted in their own experience of school. We wish to ensure that NBIS is an inclusive place in which all children find their niche and we ensure that we provide for the particular needs of all children whom we admit.  The INCLUSION COORDINATOR will contribute substantially to these goals.

Accountable to Heads of Section, it is anticipated that the Inclusion Coordinator will have 40% direct contact time with students, whether in classes, with groups or one-on-one.

Main Task:
In close consultation with the Principal and Heads of Section, to continue the development of a sustainable, school-wide Learning Support Programme which takes account of the two main areas of the remit: English Language Learning and Special Educational Needs Provision (including extension and enrichment).

Sub-Tasks:

  1. Manage and effectively deploy a small team of specialists in EAL and SEN.
  2. Over time, build the team.
  3. Refine and implement the admissions assessment and placement policy as it relates to inclusion.
  4. Using data gathered during the first two years of our Inclusion Department’s operation, make recommendations for further achievable development over the next 2-3 years.  Account will be taken of the strategic planning already in place at the school.
  5. Refine the framework for the accurate identification of student needs in EAL and SEN, the support mechanisms and practices that need to be in place, and the interventions necessary
  6. Provide in-house PD for Teachers, with the aim of up-skilling the team in its ability to manage specific and appropriate language development and SEN challenges in situ, its ability to design and deliver lessons that will differentiate appropriately and optimize access
  7. In consultation with the Guidance Counsellor, examine the pastoral care of NBIS students and make recommendations for strengthening this aspect of school life
  8. Further develop our links with outside support agencies such as Olivia’s Place in Shanghai
  9. Teach EAL and provide Learning Support as required and feasible across all Sections 
  10. Carry other/further reasonable duties at the request of the Principal.

Requirements

Required for August 2021 or earlier if possible:

Professional Specification:

  1. Degree in relevant field
  2. Teaching qualification recognised in home country
  3. At least 4 years’ successful experience in a position with a similar remit
  4. International experience an advantage; experience in China – even more so
  5. Experience in the Cambridge International Curriculum an advantage
  6. Confidence to lead the team and to present PD with credibility

Person Specifications:

  1. Passion for EAL/SEN and for ensuring every child has opportunity to fulfil potential
  2. Highly honed interpersonal skills 
  3. Understanding of multi-cultural complexities and contexts for learning
  4. Flexibility
  5. Sense of humour

Benefits

  • Monthly salary based on experience and qualification: Negotiable
  • Inbound & Outbound Flight (overseas recruitment) 
  • Settling allowance
  • International Insurance
  • Excellent opportunities for Professional Development
  • Promotion Opportunities


Post date: 2021-05-24

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