Kirklees Inclusion Partner Strategic Lead - SEND, Specialist Outreach & Additionally Resourced Provisions

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Children & Families
Learning & Early Support
Across Kirklees
Soulbury Grade D
£62,626 - £66,093

This is an exciting opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Kirklees.

Playing a key role in the Educational Safeguarding & Inclusion team, our new Strategic Lead for SEND, Specialist Outreach & Additionally Resourced Provisions will ensure we deliver the very best educational support to the young people who need us most.

In this role, you will provide strategic leadership across several key service areas – including Specialist Outreach, Additionally Resourced Provisions and working closely with mainstream schools around their systems, processes and provision for children and young people with SEND. A key focus of the role will be around developing provision, ensuring some of the most vulnerable pupils in Kirklees have access to a wide range of first rate “Additionally Resourced Provision” which allows them to thrive and achieve to their full potential; you will monitor the quality of our Additionally Resourced Provision as well as monitoring the outcomes of our pupils who attend these. You will provide strategic leadership around Specialist Outreach, leading an existing team of highly skilled, specialist teachers, and further developing and expanding this team to ensure all areas of need are supported across schools in Kirklees. You will also work closely with schools, our existing teams within the Inclusion Service and wider partners.

This is a complex role – so we are looking for a candidate with the combination of knowledge and leadership skills required to understand the agenda and then to translate that into a detailed strategy for action on the ground.

To be successful, you will need the communication skills and political acumen to influence a wide range of stakeholders, across the education system in Kirklees and beyond.

As for career experience, there are several pathways you might have followed. It’s likely that you’ll have experience of managing a team in a relevant service area, you may be an Educational Psychologist – or perhaps you’ve most recently been working in a leadership role in an educational setting, either mainstream or specialist.

What is certain is that it is a great time to join us. Here in Kirklees we’ve made much progress over recent months and we have an ambitious Learning Strategy – “Our Kirklees Futures” and SEND Transformation Plan underway. We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of all children and young people in Kirklees, and you will find here a committed team who are already delivering great results.

If you are ready for an opportunity to use your skills to influence at a strategic level – making a difference for thousands of young people – we would love to hear from you.

To find out more and for a confidential conversation, please contact to set up a call with Kelsey Clark-Davies.

Closing date: Sunday 9th October – 11.55pm

Shortlisting: Monday 10th October

Interviews: Thursday 13th October

To apply for this role you must have qualified teacher status.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

09 October 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.