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Virtual School PEP Officer

  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711795
  • Published: Wed 09/09/2020, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/10/2020, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Term time only (195 + 5 days per year), part-time hours considered
  • Salary: Teacher Pay and Conditions UPS 1 - 3
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Alder Grove School, Berkshire

Wokingham Borough Council are currently recruiting for a full time permanent Virtual School Personal Education Plan (PEP) Officer (37 hours per week, 195 +5 days per year) to work with the Learning, Achievement and Partnership Team in Children’s Services. This position is based at Alder Grove CofE School, Shinfield. You will report directly to the Head Teacher of the Virtual School. 
Wokingham Virtual School works closely with Social Care and Schools to champion the education of all Care Experienced children and young people. The Virtual School supports the delivery of successful learning and achievement outcomes and positive educational experiences on roll, including Children in Care/Care Leavers/SGOs and post adoption. 
The PEP is the key document used to monitor the education of our Children in Care. The PEP Officer’s main responsibility will be to drive the improvement of the PEPs in terms of both completion and quality as well as providing support and training for Social Workers and Designated Teachers.

Key Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:- 
• Monitor exclusions of children in care, supporting or challenging schools and ensuring appropriate provision is put in place. 
• Responsible for monitoring and improving attendance, attainment and reduce exclusions. 
• Responsible for influencing school leaders and other professionals to progress individual cases to remove barriers to access to education. 
• Partner with schools, social workers and carers and provide training, advice, support and challenge to schools and other professionals. 
• Be inspirational for the educational attainment, outcomes and experiences for all children and young people in the care of the LA whether placed in or out of the Borough. 
• Support the Virtual Head in driving forward cultural, workforce and other changes necessary to ensure services cohere around young people’s needs and secure improvement outcomes. 

Skills, Knowledge & Experience required:- 
• Sound understanding of Social Care 
• Sound understanding and knowledge of legislation, regulations and guidance that relates to education, attendance and exclusion and how it related to children in care 
• Experience of multiagency working to support vulnerable children or young people in education setting 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• IT literate and experience of Microsoft Office 
 
Qualifications Required:- 
• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 
• Enhanced DBS check 
• UK Driving Licence 

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sian Biddlecombe by email at sian.biddlecombe@wokingham.gov.uk or call 07717 348 550. 

Closing date: 11pm,Friday 2nd October 2020

Interview date: week beginning 19th October 2020
 
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711795
  • Published: Wed 09/09/2020, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/10/2020, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Term time only (195 + 5 days per year), part-time hours considered
  • Salary: Teacher Pay and Conditions UPS 1 - 3
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Alder Grove School, Berkshire

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