West Berkshire’s Virtual School is looking to recruit an experienced and diligent worker to join the team as our SEN Lead. As the champion for children in care with an education, health and care plan (EHCP), you will chair and record termly personal education planning (PEP) meetings and liaise with schools and children’s services to ensure these children make good progress from agreed starting points.
You will have a close working relationship with special educational needs teams both in West Berkshire and in the other areas where our children are placed. Subject to the government guidance, the post will involve travelling to chair PEP meetings in West Berkshire schools and further afield, so having access to a car is essential.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more.
Please contact the Virtual School Headteacher, Robin Douglas on 07770481564 for an informal chat about this role.
This post is for a fixed term from 01 November 2021 to 31st July 2022 and is to cover a maternity leave within the team, although an earlier start date may be possible.
How to Apply
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