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Our main focus under the education pillar is the empowerment of individuals in the field of special learning needs and in line with this a centre for children with special learning needs, called TAARANA was set up in May 2011.TAARANA means 'Awakening' in Sanskrit and was established as a centre for children with special education needs. TAARANA is currently catering up to 53 children within the age group of 6-16 who face challenges with the regular school curriculum and have delayed development academically, socially and adaptively. This includes those with mild intellectual abilities such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Down Syndrome, Learning Disability, Sensory-Integration Disorder, Speech Impairment, Global Development Delay, Impulsive Behaviour, Mild Intellectual Impairment and Mild Autism Spectrum Syndrome

Special Education Principal

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 

    - The school Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. 

    -To be whole-heartedly committed to working with children with additional needs. To have an educational vision to work holistically and therapeutically in order for each child to fulfil their potential. 

    - Achieving academic excellence requires that the school Principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff hired by the Foundation and to communicate effectively with parents. 

    - Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations. 

    JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    - Supervises: all school personnel, directly and/or indirectly and displays inspiring leadership qualities. - - To ensure the school is up to date with innovations in Special Educational Needs and child development and pedagogy. 

    To lead the Pastoral elements of the school and ensuring the safeguarding and personal wellbeing of children. 

    - Purpose: To serve as the chief administrator of a school in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member. 

    - General Planning: conceptualizes the broad goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out the total school program. 

    - General Coordination: ensures that the school program is compatible with the legal financial and organizational structure of the school system. The principal defines the responsibilities and accountability of staff members and develops plans for interpreting the school program to the community. 

    - Enhancement of Staff Skills: provides activities which facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program. 

    - School Objectives: identifies the annual objectives for the instructional, extracurricular, and athletic programs of the school. 

    - Curriculum Objectives: ensures that instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classroom are developed, and involves the faculty and others in the development of specific curricular objectives to meet the needs of the school program. The principal provides opportunities for staff participation in the school program. 

    - Establishes Formal Work Relationships: evaluates student progress in the instructional program by means that include the maintaining of up-to-date student data and update parents on a regular basis. The principal also supervises and appraises the performance of the school staff on an ongoing basis. 

    - Facilitates Organizational Efficiency: maintains inter-school system communication and seeks assistance from Foundation head of department to improve performance. The principal maintains good relationships with students, staff, and parents. The principal complies with established lines of authority. 

    - New Staff and Students: recruits, orients and assists new staff and new students and provides opportunities for their input in the school program. 

    - Community: encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with the community in the use of school facilities, interprets the school program for the community, and maintains communication with community members. 

    Minimum five years experience as a Special need school Principal A degree in education with specialization in education for special needs children.
    Hands on experience working and managing children with special educational needs on a day to day basis

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