Head of Service - SEND

Location Rotherham
Salary £42 per hour
Key Areas of Responsibility:
1. Lead a system-wide response (including local authority, education, and health) to assessing and meeting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and delivering positive outcomes.
2. Ensure that Rotherham carries out its statutory duties in relation to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 and in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.
3. Ensure that Local Authority services are responsive and flexible with regard to the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and their families and that these are delivered to a high standard.
4. Identify clear objectives for service delivery, including management of risk, and develop and performance manage relevant action plans to ensure effective and efficient implementation
5. Lead and develop a range of specialist professionals (including senior managers, qualified teachers and Educational Psychologists) to deliver high quality performance and have a positive impact on outcomes for children.
6. Assess political pressures and agendas on service delivery and tailor plans/activity accordingly whilst ensuring appropriate challenge is made and governance adhered to
7. Pursue best practice and value for money within the Service through the establishment of effective systems of governance and accountability, target setting, performance management and procurement. Identify opportunities to deliver strategies that will reduce pressure on the VERSION 3 – June 2016 Last updated – April 2017 High Needs budget.