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  • Date posted

    May 29, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Stellenbosch Western Cape


Rhenish Primary is a leading co-educational, English medium, primary school based out of Stellenbosch, South Africa. As a school we aspire to provide a diverse educational experience, for children to believe in themselves and discover their true potential.

Rhenish Primary School seeks to appoint:

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage inclusive education across the institution
  • Identify and support students facing academic, environmental, social, and emotional barriers
  • Lead and coordinate provisions to enhance educational achievement
  • Convene and coordinate termly School Based Support Team (SBST) meetings
  • Track learner performance and activate necessary interventions
  • Implement SIAS guidelines and manage alternative assessment accommodations
  • Liaise with the District Based Support Team and attend circuit meetings
  • Manage the learner support budget

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative approach with a range of stakeholders
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities
  • High emotional intelligence for managing sensitive situations
  • Commitment to continuous professional development


  • Relevant education or psychology qualification with substantial experience in special educational needs
  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken
  • Full Job description can be found using this link:

Please email a letter of motivation and a CV with 2 recent references to the principal at

Starting Date: 1 January 2025

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 July 2024

An application does not guarantee an interview.

The School Governing Body reserves the right not to fill the position.

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