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Strategic Lead: Inclusion & SEND

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/08/2020 23:59
£68,883 – £74,661
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Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
9 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a difference by delivering at a strategic level, the statutory duties relating to the quality of education for disadvantaged groups and SEND (Education). These will be discharged efficient and effectively and by driving a commitment to inclusive practice for all children across South Gloucestershire.

You will lead and direct the specialist and professionals for disadvantage groups and SEND teams and be accountable for the performance and development of the teams. You will be developing “The South Glos Way” to ensuring high aspirations for all children and young people in partnership with setting and school leaders.

You will provide and present clear advice and support to the Councils Children and Young people committee in respect of education, policy and scrutiny matters. Whilst actively promoting the highest possible standards of education for children and young people, and ensuring robust challenge to all schools in respect of standards and progress;

What does an average day look like?

Each day will be different and you will find the work hugely rewarding with great job satisfaction. Reporting to the Head of Education, Learning and Skills your main focus will be on the quality assurance of special educational provision across the Local Authority, by working in schools and other educational provisions across South Gloucestershire.

You will work in partnership with leadership teams in managing change and transforming learning in identified schools, settings and other provision to bring about improvement and celebrate success. Ensuring vulnerable or disadvantaged children and young people have access to the best possible educational opportunities and achieve their maximum potential.

You’ll fully support the Virtual School to fulfil its responsibility for the education of children in care to ensure the best possible outcomes.

As a leadership role you will be operating at a senior level within South Gloucestershire, sustaining relationships with internal colleagues, head teachers and governors and eternal partners across the authority. You will be leading, directing and delivering an education services in order to improve, oversee and ensuring the quality of services commissioned from Integra and other sources.

What we need from you:

• Qualified teacher status or significant and extensive knowledge of Education in the context of school improvement and in particular vulnerable children and SEN

• You’ll have a broad knowledge of public sector service delivery, through direct provision and commissioning with specific experience of commissioning educational relevant services.

• Business acumen to create an environment where management of cost and service user satisfaction are achieved.

• You will have a clear and in-depth understanding of the national issues and legal framework relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

• Strong partnership skills to build strategic partnerships and relationships which create joined up solutions to complex issues for service users and residents.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

• We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

• We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference and deliver excellence.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Sunday 9th August
Interview Date: w/c 17 August

If you are interested in applying for this role please email your CV and covering letter setting out your experience relevant to this role, by the closing date to HRrecruitment@southglos.gov.uk.

For further information contact: Hilary Smith, Head of Education, Learning & Skills (hilary.smith@southglos.gov.uk or 07591 890567)

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