We help our children and young people to be able to fulfil their potential in life. We will help you to be at your best so that we can be at ours.
You will be given the time you need to support Children Looked After to achieve – where we are known for our high standards.
You will be able to manage an allocated caseload of Children Looked After, in relation to supporting their educational journey through Early Years and Primary School, to prepare them for transition to the Secondary Phase.
Along the way, you will have the support and training you need to thrive.
We do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done.
Because we are Bracknell Forest
What it’s like working in our team…
The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team that works with children, young people, schools, colleges, businesses, universities, social workers, PAs and foster carers to support young people through school and onto either further education, employment or training.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
To assist in the development and maintenance of the highest standards of educational achievement possible for Bracknell Forest’s Children Looked After (CLA).
- To attend and, where appropriate, chair Personal Education Planning meetings and ensure the timely completion of paperwork and distribution to relevant parties.
- To evaluate and monitor the impact and effectiveness of PEPs for the individual children you support and as an Authority, particularly in respect of the appropriate use of the PPG.
- To support the EHCP process, where relevant, and work collaboratively with the SEN Team and participate in Annual Reviews.
- To raise and maintain the overall profile of education as a key factor in the plans for Children Looked After throughout the Authority modelling the role of a ‘good corporate parent’.
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
What we’re looking for…
To be considered for this role, you must be a qualified HLTA and/or have substantial experience within an Early Years or Primary School setting. Proven Knowledge of the Early Years and/or Primary curriculum and Key Stage attainment and assessment processes is required along with an understanding of the principles of child development and learning processes.
A knowledge of the statutory framework for assessment, issuing and maintenance of Education, Health and Care Plans with reference to pupils with special needs would be beneficial for this role.
Interviews will be held on 30 January 2020.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Name: Lorraine Petersen
Job Title: Deputy Virtual School Head
Phone Number: 01344 353408
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.