SEND Partner

Essex County Council are recruiting for a SEND Partner

Essex County Council has embarked upon a programme of change for provision and services with the ambition to profoundly improve the outcomes and life experiences of children and young people with SEND.

Our vision is for a SEND system which identifies and assesses need at an earlier stage and which provides appropriate and impactful support without a high dependence on Essex County Council's statutory services.

The SEND Operations Partner will manage, motivate and develop the SEND Operations Co-ordinators within the Mid Essex quadrant, according to the vision for SEND in Essex, demonstrating initiative and leadership skills to effectively deliver the council's statutory duties in relation to the assessment and review of children/young people with SEND.

We are looking for a personable, reliable, and motivated individual with a thorough working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and associated legislation.

You will be able to manage a complex caseload whilst representing Mid Essex SEND Operations on Working Groups and Essex County Council with external agencies and families.

Key Accountabilities

, Lead a team of SEND Operations Co-ordinators and Assistants within Mid Essex, co-ordinating induction, training and development programmes and the allocation of work

, Manage the admissions to a small number of Specialist provisions

, Draft responses to complaints and queries from parents/carers, elected Members and MPs etc.

, Work with other colleagues within the Mid Quadrant, (i.e.

Educational Psychologists, Inclusion Partners, Engagement Facilitators) including with the SEND Operations Lead to develop best practice and provide quality assurance of Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP).

, Ensure the team follow requirements in the SEND Code of Practice 2015, Essex Guidelines and maintain the CYP and their family at the heart of the process.

, Work with other SEND Operations staff in other quadrants (4 quadrants in total).

, Deliver the assessment and review process for children and young people with SEND, for a dedicated caseload within a quadrant.

this role will be part office & part remote if you are interested in this role please email me your CV to or call 01772 208964

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