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Job Reference: 56352

SEND and Quality Assurance Lead

  • MiddlesbroughNorth Yorkshire
  • £23.13 - £23.13 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Special Educational Needs and Quality Assurance Lead to work in Middlesbrough. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £23.13 per hour (PAYE and Umbrella payment options available).

The role:

Purpose of the Post: To lead the co-ordination and delivery of SEN statutory processes, ensuring compliance with regulations; operational and strategic application of the regulations in order to secure the best outcomes for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, compatible with the legal guidance and the LA’s performance targets.

To provide guidance and support to schools and settings on the legal framework for children and young people with SEND and ensure that those children are well supported.

Key Responsibilities:

      Provide leadership, management and direction to the 0-25 Statutory Assessment, Review and PfA Teams, and provide advice to parents, young people, schools and other educational establishments.

Ensure compliance with regulations and statutory guidance and achieve the best outcomes for children and young people with SEND and those who are vulnerable.

Maintain an up to date knowledge and understanding of changing case law and legislative changes in SEND.

Oversee production and updating of written guidance and procedures relating to statutory assessment and decision making, and ensure up to date advice is provided to all partners involved in SEND assessment, planning and provision and for those who are vulnerable.

Lead, oversee, co-ordinate and direct the work of managers and officers within the SEND service.

Provide supervision and guidance to managers and coordinators

Work closely with all teams within the Inclusion and Specialist Support Service, Data Team, schools, settings, health, social care and other services involved in the production and delivery of Education, Health & Care plans for children with SEN 0-25, to ensure effective administrative procedures relating to statutory assessment and planning.

Work closely with the Head of Resources and the Resource Team to identify gaps in strategic planning and the support required to ensure timely placements of children with SEND. This will include liaising with parents, head teachers, appropriate professionals, other agencies as required.

Work alongside the Inclusion Leads to support early identification of SEND for those at risk of permanent exclusion.

Work with Heads of Service in social care and the virtual school to support early identification of SEND for children in the care of the local authority

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree within a relevant field (Teaching, Social Work etc).
  • Experience: 1+ year of experience within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS check and references covering the last 2 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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