Head of SEND & Inclusion

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
01/11/2020 23:59
£51,784.00 - £54,642.00 Annually (Band 15)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
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Closing date:
1 Nov
Further Information

Re-advertisement – Previous applicants need not apply

Darlington Borough Council are looking to appoint a Head of SEND & Inclusion to lead the range of services delivered across the Borough to support our most vulnerable children.

The landscape across SEND services has been evolving since the SEND Code of Practice, and this role requires an adept negotiator with a strong commitment to improving outcomes for children and their families.

For this dynamic and challenging role, we’re looking for an innovative leader with an outstanding record in delivering support services to vulnerable children with SEND, or other additional learning, social, medical or mental health needs. Working to ensure they achieve the best possible educational and life outcomes.

Reporting to the Head of Education and Inclusion you will work to ensure we fulfil all our statutory responsibilities whilst engaging effectively with children, families and our partners to design services that effectively meet their needs.

You will be experienced in a senior leadership role and have relevant and extensive experience of leading on SEND in a school or Local Authority.

You will be able to provide strategic leadership for SEND & Inclusion issues across Darlington, working collaboratively with internal and external partners to deliver the best possible services to children and young people in the area.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Tony Murphy, Head of Education and Inclusion, on 01325 405637 or Linda Calverley, Interim Head Of SEND and Inclusion, on 07384 797712.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Interview date: Week commencing 16/11/2020