BSHS_Head of ASPIRE (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Taipei, TPE


The British Secondary and High School Section (BSHS) of the Taipei European School (TES) is looking to appoint an experienced, passionate, and dedicated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) to join our team of dedicated professionals in providing wrap-around support for our students. The ideal candidate should have experience in supporting a range of neurodiverse students while being able to guide and mentor a team of five or more learning support assistants.

We are looking for a well-motivated and creative educator who wants to join a well-established, dynamic, and forward-thinking school. The successful candidate will be an excellent practitioner who values collaboration and is dedicated to the holistic development of our enthusiastic and conscientious students.

TES students come from diverse backgrounds and nationalities and matriculate to some of the world’s best universities. We are, therefore, looking to appoint a teacher who will inspire our students to meet their aspirations.

Please note that the SENCo at the Taipei European School is referred to as Head of ASPIRE.

Application Procedures and Timeline

If this opportunity inspires you, please complete our application form online, where you will also be asked to upload your CV and a cover letter in which you share your experience and enthusiasm for the role.

Your application should consist of:

    1) A completed application form and supporting statement.

    2) A cover letter (addressed to Mr Stewart Redden) and CV.

    3) The names and contact details of three referees (one of whom must be the head of your current school) who can be contacted if you are shortlisted.

As an employer committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, it is necessary that when completing your application form, there are no gaps shown in your career history. Any breaks of service must be accounted for.

Preferably, your application should be submitted on the online recruitment page. If this is not possible, please send your application by email to

Application deadline: 12.00 p.m. on Monday, 29 April 2024. Our HR department will notify shortlisted candidates. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we may not always be able to acknowledge unsuccessful applications. We also reserve the right to appoint before the deadline if we find a highly suitable candidate.

Safer Recruitment

Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to the successful completion of safeguarding checks, including references from current and previous employers, and criminal record checks.


Teachers at Taipei European School make the education of their students their first concern and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers at Taipei European School act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; form positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their students.

A teacher at Taipei European School must:

  1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students.
  2. Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
  3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students.
  6. Make accurate and productive use of assessments.
  7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.
  8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.

A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.


TES recruits well-qualified, experienced career professionals. The candidates need to have:

1. A Bachelor of Education Degree from a recognised University; or

2. A Degree from a recognised University plus either;

      a) Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or equivalent, or a

      b) Post Graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE) or equivalent.

3. A recognised Special Educational Needs qualification.