Based in the warm heart of Africa, Malawi, Hillview International School is an established Nursery and Primary with a modern, innovative and growing High School. The school provides exciting opportunities for students to achieve academic excellence, independence, leadership, and social responsibility through providing a well rounded and holistic education. Situated on a beautiful campus in Limbe,  Hillview serves a vibrant, family-oriented community.

Job specification

We are looking to appoint an inspiring SENCO to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for pupils with SEN and to provide professional guidance in the area of SEN in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all pupils.

Hillview High School is at a very exciting stage in its history, growing from Y7 through to Y11 in recent years. This post requires an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual with a strong track record. You will provide high quality teaching and management that facilitates and encourages a learning experience that gives students the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. 

This role will include some teaching responsibilities so please ensure you state the subjects you teach within your application. 

Knowledge of the British National Curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4 and the International Cambridge Curriculum (Key Stages 3-5) would be an advantage.

Start date

September 2022


Successful applicants will have: 

  • A B.Ed or degree and PGCE or equivalent  
  • Proven experience of teaching English to IGCSE
  • A background in SEN and thorough understanding of current SEN issues and how to support pupils in mainstream settings
  • The ability to share outstanding practice and develop other colleagues  
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom  
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents

Key responsibilities

  • Effectively develop and deploy staff and use of resources
  • Work with teaching and learning assistants to ensure pupils are appropriately supported
  • Timetable individual support lessons, ensuring effective and efficient use of available staff
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom and wider school community
  • Liaise effectively with teachers, parents, visiting professionals and the SEND team
  • Share strategies with teachers and teaching learning assistants for supporting pupils with special educational needs, providing training, advice and support about additional learning needs
  • Attend staff and planning meetings and contribute towards these
  • Liaise with and coordinate the contribution of external agencies
  • Strategic direction and development of SEN provision
  • Ensure effective systems of communication, including feedback about pupil’s learning to inform future planning
  • Monitoring the quality of SEN support by establishing effective systems to identify and meet the needs of pupils, whilst ensuring that the systems are coordinated, evaluated and regularly reviewed
  • Assess Pupil Needs
  • Aid the assessment of the needs of named pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support their learning
  • Develop existing support for named pupils so that they can access the curriculum
  • Contribute to the organisation and preparation of programmes of support for named pupils
  • Maintain accurate information on pupils’ needs to keep staff fully informed
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters
  • Implement agreed work programmes, enabling access to learning for and providing welfare support to individual pupils’ that the school has identified as requiring specialist support
  • Organise an engaging learning environment that supports the needs of pupils
  • Establish successful working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage them all in activities
  • Plan and teach lessons for these pupils, either individually or through small group interventions
  • Oversee and support the delivery of an effective handwriting intervention programme
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Operate a clear framework for discipline in line with established school policy, anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence
  • Work with other staff to develop and implement the Individual Learning Programme for pupils
  • Attend all parent consultation evenings in order to ensure parents are given SEND feedback and to address parental queries
  • Carry out examination access arrangement assessments and complete the required paperwork to enable applications to be made


Undisclosed. 100% school fees subsidy offered for children attending Hillview, flights, accommodation and basic furnishing, gratuity and medical aid.

To apply

Please send the following to Mr. Charles Bretherton (Headteacher High School) at

  • A cover letter, briefly outlining your education philosophy 
  • CV (not more than 2 pages), including contact details of three referees, one of which should be your current employer

We will be advertising internationally for this role in January but would be happy to offer a contract to the right candidate prior to then.

Hillview International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will require relevant police clearance certificates / DBS checks.