P115915 - Inclusion Quality Assurance & Monitoring Lead

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 03/10/2023 23:59
£47,573 - £49,590 (pay award pending)
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre
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Closing date:
3 Oct
Further Information
Children’s Social Care and Lifelong Learning – Education, Schools & Inclusion

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service (SEND)

Inclusion Quality Assurance & Monitoring Lead

Grade M

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service following the promotion previous postholder. This post is based at the Civic Centre and is within the SEND Service within Education, Schools and Inclusion.

The SEND Service leads the assessment, review, quality assurance and monitoring of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

You will be responsible for leading a team of quality assurance and monitoring officers who are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service in accordance with the Code of Practice, policies, procedures, and service level agreements in schools. The team will support educational settings to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.

You will also lead the Gateshead SENCO Network, attend, and work with the Gateshead Parent Carer Forum and ensure the good communication of all aspects of SEND to educational providers. This will include monitoring and evaluating the quality of special provision made for Gateshead children and the use made of delegated resources for SEND. You will lead and implement a single agency and multi-agency audit schedule for SEND across education, health and social care. .

It is essential you have knowledge of the needs of children with SEND within a broad education, social care and social inclusion context. It is essential that you have IT skills and are able to use ICT for data handling, monitoring and evaluation, including extensive use of spreadsheets. You will have Qualified Teacher Status, a degree level or equivalent level of professional qualification and a SENCO qualification. You will have experience of working in a range of key stages with children with SEND and experience of leading a team and implementing change within a setting.

You will have a high level of interpersonal and initiative skills and experience of staff management and budget monitoring and of presenting reports, both in written and oral form. Experience of quality assurance and monitoring within your current role together with knowledge of the code of practice for special educational needs and the expectations this has on schools is essential, along with knowledge of the national agenda in relation to inclusion.

If successful you will need to apply for an Enhanced DBS check.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.