Operational Manager

Change Resourcing
up to £20 p/h
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire's vision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well, and lead happy and fulfilled lives. The Children and Families Act 2014 places important statutory responsibilities on local authorities for supporting children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. This a vital role that local authorities retain in our increasingly school-led education system and one that requires long-term strategic planning, informed by detailed local knowledge enhanced through consultation with parents and carers, and good relationships with local schools.

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEN and disabilities. Lancashire has committed £8 million of capital funding to help improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.

Lancashire will develop plans in consultation with parents, carers and providers in our area on how best to spend the money. The final plan will then be published. The plan will clearly and simply describe what Lancashire intends to invest in, what benefits these investments will bring and how Lancashire's decisions reflect our consultees' views. The plan will be publish on our Local Offer website by March 2018 for consultation with parent carers and providers.

Lancashire SEND service are looking for a team of a business/educational analyst, a building surveyor and a data analyst to pull together this sufficiency and suitability plan. This will be achieved through the surveying of Lancashire's special schools and SERF units the analysis of school improvement data, SEND local, regional and national trends, Lancashire Insights, and local data management systems.