SEN Team Leader
SEND Team Leader
FULL TIME ONGOING CONTRACT
To lead the co-ordination and delivery of SEND statutory processes for a defined geographical area, and/or a defined group of children and young people, ensuring compliance with regulations; tactical and strategic application of the regulations in order to secure outcomes compatible with the legal guidance and the LA’s performance targets; robust decision making; rigorous analysis and synthesis of written information; controlled allocation of finance through demand led budgetary systems.
It is essential that the postholder has/is:
Appropriate professional qualification (law / public administration / education / social care /
Relevant management qualification or evidence of former and ongoing management
A qualification in SEND or evidence of significant and extensive experience.
It is desirable that the postholder has:
Degree level or equivalent qualification.
t is essential that the postholder has/is:
Substantial experience of service development at a management level including experience
of implementing key strategies to promote achievement of children with SEND.
Substantial experience of effective continuous improvement in service delivery.
Considerable experience of effective management of staff groups and building effective
Decision making within statutory frameworks, with financial implications and where
decisions are subject to legal challenge.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislative and regulatory framework for
SEND and Government initiatives relating to SEND, and working knowledge of related
regulations (e.g. exclusions and admissions)
Working with statutory complaint and appeal processes and of successfully defending and
representing the LA where decisions are appealed
Detailed knowledge and understanding of mechanisms to support schools and other
settings to meet the educational needs of children and young people with SEND.
Experience of applying thresholds and criteria equitably and transparently
Experience of working across organisational and managerial boundaries to achieve
improved outcomes for children.
Understanding of and ability to use information and communication technology and
information management systems.
Understanding of and ability to use performance frameworks.