Job Title: Lead Teacher Speech, Language, Communication and Autism x3
Location: North Herts & Stevenage, East Herts & Broxbourne, or Watford & Three Rivers
Salary Range: Leadership Scale L6 - L11
Hours: Full Time
The attached job description is subject to review. Whilst the core purpose of the role is expected to remain the same, there may be some changes to the detail to better reflect the needs and future direction of the service. This is not expected to change the overall accountability for the position.
Would you like an opportunity to support Hertfordshire delivering better outcomes for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?
Integrated Services for Learning is a multi-disciplinary service comprising of
SEND Specialist Advice and Support services, Access & Inclusion Services, Educational Psychologists and Statutory services.
A key function of ISL SEND Specialist Advice and Support Services (SENDSAS) is to ensure that the educational and developmental progress of children and young people (0-25), with a range of SEND, is met in line with the Hertfordshire Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy and Children’s Services strategic objectives.
The service has currently undergone a restructure. There are now three vacancies for Lead Teacher posts in the Speech, Language, Communication and Autism specialism within the newly reorganised service.
The post holder will support the County Specialism Lead for Speech, Language, Communication and Autism, ensuring quality and equity of service delivery in a geographic area. They will also lead on one of the following four areas:
- Social Communication & Autism Universal Support including the Autism Quality Offer and collaboration with the DSPL SEND Leads to implement this across schools and settings in Hertfordshire
- Social Communication & Autism Training Offer, including co-ordination of the Local Authority’s preferred training approach and monitoring the impact of this
- Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Strategy, including the implementation of the SLCN Improvement Plan (developed following the Implementation Lead Project)
- Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Training Offer, including coordination of the Local Authority’s preferred training approach and monitoring the impact of this
As part of Integrated Services for Learning (ISL) the post holder will work collaboratively with the Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL) Partnerships and other colleagues both within and outside ISL to promote early intervention, assessment and excellent inclusive practice.
Another key part of your role will be to support Children’s Services and the SENDSAS team with the SEND Transformation programme and implementing the recommendations from the recent service review.
We are looking for someone with relevant experience and skills in speech, language, communication and autism, and an excellent communicator who is well equipped to collaborate, influence and appropriately challenge.
For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Coubray (County Specialism Lead for Speech, Language, Communication and Autism); firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 27th March 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed