SEN Team Manager
£47,420 to £50,512 per annum
30th Jun, 2024
Job description

Post Ref: CC857

Please note:At risk or redeployee applicants may be given priority.

Come and be part of the Calderdale Childrens Services Team for children with additional needs. We care and are highly aspirational for our children with special educational needs to achieve their potential and ‘live a larger life’.

Calderdale has a strong Vision 2024 which promotes resilience and kindness in young people as well as unlocking their talent and potential. The children’s service focus is on all children in the Local Area growing up healthy, safe, resilient, and successful.

This investment in special educational needs services will better support our children and families in the Borough.

Calderdale Council has an excellent reputation for its work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

We are at the forefront of innovative and outstanding practice in enabling young people with SEND to achieve the very best educational, and other, outcomes. We have recently joined the SEND Change Partnership which will allow us to be at the forefront of the SEND & AP Reforms.

The SEN Team work tirelessly in fulfilling the council’s statutory duties in relation to Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments and plans.

They work with a wide range of agencies and partners including children, young people and their families, to enable a co-produced coordinated assessment of children and young people’s needs.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of the SEN Team whilst supporting and advising senior management in ensuring the Local Authority meets the statutory requirements of the SEN code of practice and relevant legislation.

Calderdale is delivery partner of the DfE SEND and AP improvement plan and of the local SEND and AP Partnership. The successful candidate will build on the work already underway and contribute to the strategic planning and commissioning to assist the testing of the reforms.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced leader, with demonstrable experience of leading teams to achieving enhanced performance.

We are looking for a candidate with significant knowledge of, and who can evidence practical application of, the Children and Families Act 2014 and relevant legislative framework, and who can lead and coach others in this regard.

Successful candidates will demonstrate how they are able to instill confidence of the SEN agenda in school leaders, families and colleagues across the borough.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: Sunday 30th June 2024
Interviews: W/c 8th July 2024

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community.

We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.

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