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SEN & Disability Inclusion Development Lead Officer

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Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:18 March 2018 at midnight 

Contract Type: Fixed Term post for 2 years
Over the past 18 months Leicestershire have made significant progress, working with partner agencies, to deliver the national SEN and Disability reforms introduced in the Children & Families Act (2014). We have established a SEND Partnership Board, undertaken a comprehensive self-assessment of our partnership working and used this to inform our new SEN and Disability Strategy. The Strategy focuses upon getting the basics right, with four key priorities, in brief: To Improve multi-agency working; To Strengthen our work with families; To Improve the quality and sufficiency of SEND provision at a local level and; To Improve pathways to adulthood.
In order to help us to realise these four priorities the Children and Family Services are creating this new post, which will report direct to the Head of Service for SEN and Disability, providing an opportunity for the right candidate to make a real impact as a member of the SEND Management Team.
The SEND Inclusion Development Lead Officer will play a key role in ensuring that the development of future provision meets the needs of children, young people and their families within each community across Leicestershire. This dynamic role will involve developing the right conditions for effective inclusion; not just in terms of buildings and resources, but culture, partnerships and a vision based on what children and families tell us they need to unlock their potential. You will work closely with the school sufficiency team, SEND colleagues, Health, Mainstream and Special Schools/Academies, the Children's Disability Service, Adult Services and most of all, children and families, to address immediate and longer term priorities. Early priorities include completing our programme of resourced provision for children with autism and children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We want to give every family the opportunity for their child to attend a school in or close to their local community, benefiting wherever possible from a mainstream experience whilst also having access to specialist resources and teaching.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of SEND, schools and wider children's services. You will have experience of leading change, probably within education, health or social care, be well organised, able to influence and motivate people and above all have high expectations and a strong personal motivation to support children and young people who have a special educational need or disability. You will be provided with the technology and tools to do the job, a full induction, regular supervision and the benefit of joining a new and ambitious management team.
For informal enquiries please contact Tom Common on Tel: 0116 305 7813 or email:
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
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