Service Lead- SEND Assessments & Review

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Closed for applications on 29/04/2024 23:59
£62,440 - £65,794
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29 Apr
Further Information
  • Are you passionate about making a difference for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities?
  • Do you have a strong track record of effective service delivery and partnership working?
  • Would you like to join an organisation that promotes positive outcomes for children and young people in our borough? 
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Service Lead – SEND Assessments & Review to join our Education, Inclusion and Achievement Service.
You will lead our Assessments & Review service which works on behalf of children and young people with severe and complex special educational needs and their parents. Currently the borough administers a high number of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. We deliver highly effective provision and a wide variety of services that support our children and young people to achieve their ambitions.
The service is responsible for:
  • Delivery of all processes and procedures relating to Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments, plans and reviews 
  • Management of the process for placements in Enhanced Mainstream Schools
  • Management and allocation of High Needs 'top up' funding  
  • Education improvement, including training and support for SENCOs 
  • Non-statutory SEN support across the Borough through the ONE Point Panel  
You will receive excellent support and join a welcoming, supportive senior management team.
We are keen to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:
  • A relevant qualification at graduate/post graduate level.
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Extensive post-qualification experience.
  • Proven ability of managing services, teams and performance.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to form positive and constructive relationships.
  • A strong track record of engaging with stakeholders (internal / external) including parents/carers, children and young people.
  • Significant experience at a senior level of implementing the Code of Practice 2014 and leading a team that deliver quality EHC plans within statutory timescales.
  • An extensive knowledge of relevant legislation such as SEN Code of Practice 2015, Children & Families Act 2014 and Education Act 1996.
  • Effective Budget and Financial planning skills. 

For further details on the role please refer to the attached Job Description.
We offer an excellent total reward package, including: 
  • A competitive salary starting at £62,440
  • Flexible Working arrangements – working across locations in Stockton and the ability to work some of your time from home. 
  • 27 days annual leave per year rising to 32 with 5 years service. Ability to purchase additional leave is also available. 
  • Generous Pension Scheme through the LGPS with ability to pay extra and plan for retirement 
  • Access to a number of employee benefits including salary sacrifice Car Lease Scheme, discounts at high street and online retailers, employee support including physiotherapy and more. 
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, then please contact Eddie Huntington Assistant Director: Education, Inclusion & Achievement by phone on 01642 526 407 or via email on
We look forward to reading your application.

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This job is closed for applications.