Director of Education, Inclusion & Achievement
To provide strategic leadership to deliver the educational outcomes, school improvement, school place planning, and inclusion policy for children and young people in partnership with maintained and non-maintained schools in Newham.
To deliver a high quality 0-25 SEND service and inclusive education policy for all disabled children and young people.
As a member of the Divisional Management Team (DMT), to work collaboratively with other management team colleagues and external stakeholders to achieve the Directorate service plans and priorities.
To act as the Council's professional expert adviser on a portfolio of educational services and have line management responsibility for directly delivered functions.
To lead on the development and maintenance of high quality, effective partnerships with education providers in the borough that deliver the best possible educational outcomes for children and families.
To maintain up-to-date knowledge of statutory requirements for education provision and the local authority.
To engage with a wide range of educational professionals (including Headteachers, Principals and Governors) on issues of school improvement including pedagogy, curriculum design, leadership/management/governance of schools and colleges.
To negotiate and agree improvement targets with learning organisations from early years settings to schools and colleges.
To maintain up to date and comprehensive knowledge of the latest research on school provision, including relating to organisational characteristics, provision for different pupil groups and the OFSTED inspection framework.
To safeguard children and young people and manage risk in protecting children and young people in education provision.
To lead the service improvement of education services in line with council policy.
Educated to degree level or equivalent level of work experience at a senior level relevant to the field.
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