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Head of SEND and Inclusion Teaching Service

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Leadership 5-8 £49,919- £53,499
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/03/2021 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

LB Waltham Forest are looking for a qualified teacher with senior management experience - ideally with managing a team remotely - to head up the SEND and Inclusion Teaching Service (SITS). This service meets the LA’s statutory duty to arrange suitable full-time education for children resident in Waltham Forest who are of compulsory school age who, because of physical or mental health issues, would otherwise not receive suitable education. The service currently delivers home tuition, for those unable to attend school due to their condition and teaching to pupils who are in the local Whipps Cross Hospital children’s ward for periods of time.

The role of the Head of Service is to ensure that SITS runs effectively, including line managing a team of part-time teachers and high-level Teaching Assistant.  In leading the service it is important to be able to both support and motivate these staff, who are usually working alone. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the teaching schedule, dealing with referrals and liaising closely with schools, colleagues in the Families Directorate, and communicating with parents/carers.

The service has recently been brought in-house after being delivered by a local school for a number of years and this has offered the chance to review its current delivery and to look at developing other ways of working as well - such as on-line teaching and relevant digital content.

The scope of the work is also under review so that the Head of Service will need to be working with other surrounding local authorities to ensure that joint working takes place along with the schools involved, for those eligible pupils who live in Waltham Forest but are educated outside the borough and vice-versa.  This will be in order to address meeting the educational needs of those pupils whilst they are unable to attend school due to their health condition. 

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply

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