We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
SEND & Specialist Services (SSS) strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children of Coventry, who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; and have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress.
The SSS is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools.
Coventry Virtual School (CVS) is a service provided by dedicated professionals within the Children, Schools and Families Directorate whose work is to promote and co-ordinate educational support for Children Looked After and Care Leavers to succeed at nursery, school, college, and university; wherever their place of learning.
The team's purpose is to ensure that all who work with Coventry’s Children Looked After and Care Leavers have high educational aspirations so that our pupils and students are given the best opportunities to engage, progress, and achieve their full potential.
CVS is staffed by professionals, who work in partnership with schools, social workers, carers and other professionals. Like all good parents, we ensure that communication with our children is regular and constructive and that we are all working together successfully to help them achieve their potential.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
Have you got what it takes to enable looked-after children to achieve academic success and progress?
Coventry Virtual School has a duty to promote and drive the educational achievement of children aged 0-25 who are looked after by them, wherever they live or are educated.
We are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced teacher to improve the educational outcomes for Coventry’s children looked after and young people placed both in Coventry and out of the City. You will need to be passionate about improving the education of young people who are in care, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
You will have considerable experience in raising attainment for vulnerable pupils, this could include those who are care-experienced and/or with special educational needs. They will also have experience teaching Early Years and primary-aged pupils.
As an Advisory Teacher, you will be working as part of our well-established Virtual School Team. This team is small, supportive, and welcoming. The role will involve working with colleagues and partners across educational settings, our Virtual School Team and children's social care. You will provide guidance, support and advice on each child making effective decisions about their education, working with the Designated Teachers to ensure regular and meaningful PEP meetings take place, focusing on raising academic achievement and attainment.
This is a fixed-term post until the end of the summer term 2024. A secondment would be considered.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We are looking for a qualified teacher who has significant experience of working with children looked after.
Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies