Description of School:

Founded in 2009, International School of Hellerup (formerly Østerbro International School) is a not-for-profit IB Continuum World School in Copenhagen offering IB Programmes from Pre-K - Grade 12. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education in a student-centered environment by empowering individuals to fulfil their human potential to become purposeful life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

Description of Position:

Middle School SENCO

We are looking to employ a knowledgeable, positive, energetic and well-organized Middle School Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our school’s Learning Support Services (LSS) team.

The role of the SENCO is to lead, develop and implement the Learning Support Services (LSS) programme in collaboration with the current LSS team and applicable internal and external stakeholders. The SENCO will also fulfill a teaching role, focusing on the objectives of the IB MYP curriculum and pastoral care goals.

The requirements for the position are listed below:

  • Have a high level of English Proficiency– written and verbal.

  • Current and applicable teaching qualification(s) and experience in the area of Special Educational Needs.

  • Knowledge of, and a commitment to, the educational philosophy of the International Baccalaureate, with a special focus on the Middle Years

  • Prior knowledge and experience as a Learning Support Teacher (LST) in a secondary school, previous experience as SENCO is an advantage. Knowledge of, and experience with IB inclusion frameworks, understanding of universal design for learning (UDL) is an advantage.

  • Familiarity in designing learning experiences to include students with a range of learning needs such as dyslexia, SLCN (speech, language and communication needs), ADHD.

  • Ability to evaluate, assess, plan, deliver and reflect on lessons which stimulate and motivate student learning.

  • Aptitude to work and plan in collaboration within curricular teams. Write and regularly revise Individual Educational Plans (IEP) or Learning Support Plans (LSP), in collaboration with team members, students, parents and advisory teachers.

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and an open-minded approach to work effectively with parents and outside resources.

  • Passionate teacher who enjoys teaching and working in an intercultural environment, with an international-minded approach.

  • Effective leadership skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with programme coordinators and the principal. A SEN qualification is crucial for being considered for the position. Experience with the IB programme is preferred.

Please note: The position is 40% SENCO and can be combined with other teaching/roles and will commence in August 2021.

Application for Position:

Please email your CV and a cover letter to the attention of our Middle School Principal, Katherine Krom and include REF: - Application for Position as SENCO Teacher - MYP in the subject line of your email.

Please note that we will continually evaluate applications and interview candidates on a regular basis.