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Head of Incusive Learning

  • Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work, Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Head of Inclusive Learning - Middlesbrough

3 Month+ post, £240 - £290per day

The post is part of the Directorate for Children's Services, working collaboratively to ensure the Council's vision, goals and core values are translated into action. Ensure challenge & support to education settings in line with statutory legislation and guidance in order to improve standards of attainment and progress for learners, so that they can fulfil their potential and make a successful transition to adulthood.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work with Middlesbrough schools, parents, educational settings, local and regional partners to understand the part they need to play in order to improve outcomes for children and young people.

2. Support the provision of high quality early years education, including contributing to policy related to the deployment of the funding for childcare for 3 and 4 year olds and disadvantaged 2 year olds.

3. Understand and identify underperforming and out-performing groups including those with SEND, EHE children, LAC, children with EAL and those assessed as more able. Facilitate intervention and support and enable sharing of best practice.

4. Ensure that the local authority works in partnership with local school leaders and governors to ensure that leadership teams and governing bodies are equipped, supported and challenged to play their significant part in raising standards and achievement

5. Promote employability skills for children and young people through the 14 - 25 strategy and other relevant policies and plans. Work with directorates and outside agencies relevant to employability especially within the Tees Valley.

6. Encourage innovation, independent thinking and leadership across the service. Be a role model for effective research and evidence based outcomes.

7. Lead on the effective management of quality assurance throughout the service and develop, monitor and review systems to measure performance against national and local targets. Analyse data and information to ensure continuous improvement of services, identifying trends and measuring impact. Ensure that Achievement services meet inspection frameworks.

Service Remit

1. Through the strategic and operational leadership of Achievement services, ensure that effective, efficient, and sustainable services are provided and commissioned in support of:

* Statutory duties and statutory guidance
* The priorities of Middlesbrough Council
* Individual needs of children and young people
* Education settings and services

2. Work with key partners to develop, direct and monitor school improvement and pupil achievement strategies to ensure that pupils and schools attain and improve in line with national, local and corporate priorities.

3. Provide supervision and line management for Achievement Team Managers to ensure that they meet the statutory requirements and council expectations within the service, take robust decisions focused on the needs of the child.

4. Be responsible and accountable for Achievement service budgets, including setting budgets, monitoring of performance against budget, and seeking out opportunities to raise additional funding in support of the strategic aims of the Council.

5. To ensure employees feel valued and understand their role in achieving the Council's vision and objectives in a supportive and learning environment which protects and enhances their personal well-being.

6. To lead on any projects which cross Council departments as required.

7. Develop and articulate the Division's vision to ensure its delivery in a way that the service meets statutory obligations, policy objectives and value for money.

If you're interested, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions, 01772 208 964 or email