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Head of SEND Assessments

  • Employer: London Borough of Redbridge
  • Reference: RQ001774
  • Published: Mon 08/04/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £65,025 - £68,439 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Essex

Head of SEND Assessments

Permanent – Full Time

 

We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive community, ensuring every child and young person has access to the best possible education. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Assessments to lead our team. This role is pivotal in supporting our commitment to the SEND Code of Practice and ensuring that children and young people with SEND achieve their full potential.

 

The Role:

As the Head of SEND Assessments, you will play a critical leadership role in managing the SEND assessment process, ensuring compliance with the statutory framework. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the end-to-end process of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessments, ensuring they are completed within the statutory 20-week deadline.
  • Implementing a robust quality assurance process to ensure the highest standards in all statutory assessments and the accuracy of written EHCPs.
  • Providing leadership and management to a team of SEND professionals, ensuring staff development and performance align with departmental goals.
  • Collaborating with schools, health services, and other stakeholders to promote a cohesive approach to SEND provision.
  • Ensuring adherence to the SEND Code of Practice, updating practices in line with legislative changes.
  • Monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators related to SEND assessments.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Significant experience in managing staff within an educational or local government setting, particularly in the area of SEND.
  • In-depth knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and its practical application.
  • Proven track record in meeting statutory deadlines, particularly the 20-week EHCP assessment period.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and develop staff.
  • Experience in implementing and overseeing quality assurance processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with various stakeholders.
  • A relevant professional qualification in education, social work, or a related field.

 

Interviews: w/c Monday 29 April and/or w/c 6 May 2024.

 

To apply for this role, please visit https://ce0320li.webitrent.com/ce0320li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=874584bDhA&WVID=958433OaLq

All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.

  • Employer: London Borough of Redbridge
  • Reference: RQ001774
  • Published: Mon 08/04/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £65,025 - £68,439 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Essex

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