Far East, China

Dulwich College - Suzhou

Dulwich College - Suzhou

Location: Dulwich College Suzhou

Department: DUCKS

Position/Job Title: DUCKS AEN Teacher

Reporting to: Head of Ducks

Liaison with: JS and SS AEN Teacher / DUCKS and JS School Councillor

Duties and Responsibilities

All teachers are subject to the conditions of employment set out in their Teaching Contract. This details the professional and particular duties required of teachers, together with benefits provided by the College.

The duties of a DUCKS AEN Teacher at Dulwich College Suzhou are as follows:


  • To ensure that students with identified AEN have the support they require both within the classroom and when withdrawn for additional support to make progress in learning and development.


  • To act as a first response when a concern is raised about a child, making informal observations of the child to support identification about whether further support is required.
  • To manage and lead AEN provision, including our DUCKS AEN AT, ensuring they understand the needs of the children who they are supporting.
  • To arrange timetables for the AEN team, enabling all needs to be met.
  • To provide training for teachers across all subject areas, supporting everyone’s development and understanding of how to support pupils with AEN.
  • To arrange assessments to support the identification of individual needs as required.
  • To organise the budget for AEN each year, ensuring that required resources are available as required within the school.
  • To participate in regular pupil progress meetings, using these a way of identifying further concerns with pupil learning. 
  • To write and regularly review an action plan for AEN, ensuring that this fully links with and supports the school improvement plan in DUCKS.
  • To ensure that children on the AEN register have an IEP, targets on which are agreed with parents and teachers. These should be reviewed as regularly as possible (minimum twice per year).


  • To meet with class teachers as required, to discuss pupils of concern and decide appropriate methods of support forwards.
  • To work alongside the DUCKS and JS school councillor, as well as the AEN Teacher in JS and SS, meeting regularly to discuss individual students and ensure that all needs are being met.
  • To meet regularly (every week) with the Heads of DUCKS to ensure that key messages and actions are shared regularly.


  • Ensure that safeguarding, health and safety, and all other College policies are known, understood and embedded into practice; 


Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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 an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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