Do you have the experience, skills and ambition to improve outcomes for children and young people in Surrey?
We are looking for an Education and Inclusion Service Manager to lead a range of blended educational support services for vulnerable learners in one of the 4 quadrants in Surrey based in Woking. In this role, you will provide leadership to teams who deliver either direct support to children and families or to support inclusive practice in schools.
Our Vulnerable Learners service is on a journey of continuous improvement and we are making great progress. For example, our timeliness of delivering our EHCPs on time is consistently over 70% and annual reviews are improving, as is the quality of our EHCPs.
We have robust monitoring arrangements for all our vulnerable learners and persistent absence is reducing although there are some challenges around particular groups. We have embarked on a programme of expanding the number of specialist school places to meet our ambition of all our learners in schools to have their needs met close to home and we have excellent provision in Surrey.
You will have up to date knowledge and experience of the education landscape and legislative frameworks for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and additional needs and knowledge of schools and educational settings. You will have a track record of managing and leading change as well as experience at a senior level of managing people and monitoring complex budgets in a large organisation. Surrey is committed to working in partnership with parents and to promoting and supporting inclusive practice in schools and settings.
The teams you will be responsible for include:
- Statutory services for children with SEND and the Education Health and Care Plan processes
- The Inclusion service works with schools to reduce exclusions and improve attendance
- Provision for children who are out of school and receiving education other than at school- our A2E service
- Specialist teachers for inclusive practice who support and advise schools on behaviour and learning
Working in partnership with colleagues in schools, social care, health and parents is an essential element of this role as we move forward on our transformation journey for children with SEND and additional needs in Surrey.
Our ambition is to strive to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
We would also encourage senior leaders from schools to apply for this role and secondments would be considered.
For more information, please find the full job description attached below.Job Advert
For an informal discussion please contact Sandra Bingham by e-mail at Sandra.Bingham@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 14th March 2021.
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 22nd March 2021.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.Company Information
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