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SEND Officer

Job Description

Senior SEND Officer

Start date - ASAP

Contract Length - Initially 3 months

Rate of pay - £300ltd per day

About the Company

This company is a leading public sector organisation that provides services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. They are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children who live or access services in, or who are looked after by, Wokingham Borough Council.

About the Role

The Senior SEND Officer - Grade 8* will be responsible for supporting and coordinating on casework, attending Annual Reviews (if applicable) and school meetings for children and young people where there are concerns and potential school breakdown. They will liaise with other professionals to ascertain children's needs and ensure that all pupils with special educational needs are appropriately placed and supported in accordance with panel decisions. The Senior SEND Officer will also amend EHCPs in accordance with the decisions as above.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a cohort of case officers responsible for the assessment or annual review process, timeliness, and quality of outcomes.
  • Support colleagues with complex case management, particularly in secondary and post 16 sector.
  • Given specific strategic responsibilities in line with the needs of the authority to support the Team Manager.
  • May also lead way forward meetings and attend pre-mediation meetings to support decisions.


  • Experience in working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and legislation relating to special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal office hours when required.


  • Experience in a similar SEND role.
  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g. SENDCO).


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Training and development opportunities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Senior SEND Officer please send your CV and a covering letter to