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Head of Virtual School for Looked After Children

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/01/2019
Advert End Date:
25/02/2019 12:00
Salary:
£45,807 to £49,569 pa (Soulbury 10-13)
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Other
Vacancy ID:
183516
Employment Location:
Learning and Early Help, South Tyneside
Post Number:
CF01019

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Feb


Further information

HEAD OF VIRTUAL SCHOOL FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN
(LEARNING AND EARLY HELP)
£45,807 to £49,569 pa (Soulbury 10-13)

We want South Tyneside’s children and families to have the best start in life and aspire to a bright and prosperous future. To ensure everyone reaches their full potential, we will work together to provide the best possible learning and recreation opportunities, with targeted protection, care and support for those in greatest need.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional who will work to improve the educational outcomes for all children in the care of the Council and ensure that children attend, participate and make positive transitions into education, employment and training at the appropriate time.

The Council has a statutory responsibility and a duty to promote the educational achievement of it’s looked after children. Championing the needs of South Tyneside’s Looked After Children, wherever they are educated, providing challenge to schools and to partners to secure the best possible outcomes for this cohort of children and young people.

You will lead and manage the work of the PLACE (Project for Looked After Children’s Education) alongside the WorkPLACE for care leavers, which will include planning and support for education and training placements for several years.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Beverley Scanlon, Head of Learning and Early Help on (019) 424 7015 or email: Beverley.Scanlon@southtyneside.gov.uk

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 25 February 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 22 March 2019

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