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Head of Access and Inclusion

Job reference: HQ00090828
Up to £49.49 per hour
Service Manager


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Health is currently looking for a Head of Access and Inclusion to work in Bromley on a full-time basis.

The pay rate for this locum job is £49.49 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Main Purpose:
- To advise the Director of Education and elected members on the policy, strategy and planning for all aspects of access and inclusion.
- To ensure the effective operational and strategic management of the Admissions, Education Welfare, home and hospital, and Inclusion Services.
- To act as a representative for the Local Authority on all access and inclusion issues, working with various partners including Council departments and external agencies
- To lead on overseeing the contract with the Bromley Trust Academy and having strategic responsibility for the commissioning and quality of all alternative provision within the borough; including medical provision.
- To take responsibility for education safeguarding; working alongside the head of service for QA (children's social care) to oversee the work of the education safeguarding officer and support for schools. This will also include chairing the Education Safeguarding Advisory Committee (ESAC) which is a sub-group of the LSCB and supporting development of the ESAC forums

- To redesign the bundle of services that sit in this area into one broad inclusion and early intervention service.
- To ensure that the admissions team efficiently manages the coordinated admissions in- year admissions processes for both primary and secondary admissions and in doing so that good relationships are maintained with all schools and academies in Bromley.
- To produce an annual admissions report to committee.
- To oversee the management of the Fair Access Panel, acting as chair of the panel and overseeing managed moves, permanent exclusions and in-year admissions.
- To act as strategic lead for the Educational Welfare Service, ensuring that the statutory court role is efficient and effective and to develop the traded element of the service, ensuring that the council is able to fulfil its statutory responsibility of acting as a champion for all children and families.
- To take strategic responsibility for Children Missing Education.
- To ensure that the LA fulfils its statutory duty in respect of permanently excluded children, with the ambition of keeping permanent exclusions to a minimum.
- To maintain an excellent working partnership with The Bromley Trust Academy (formally the pupil referral unit) and take responsibility for oversight and renegotiation of the contract.
- To develop and maintain good working partnerships with Headteachers and Governors/Trust Boards with respect to access and inclusion issues.
- To work in collaboration with children's social care colleagues to develop a robust model to support schools in keeping children safe. This will include jointly overseeing the work of the schools safeguarding officer.
- To manage the commissioning of alternative provision, having responsibility for commissioning, budgets and quality assurance.
- As the LA lead on inclusion (ensuring that all children and young people are engaged in education), to contribute to the emerging Participation Strategy and chair the Children Out Of Mainstream Education (COOME) panel.
- Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Department / Section.
- To ensure that customers are given every opportunity to understand the Council's policies and procedures by publishing user-friendly information and addressing public meetings.
- To champion the rights of children and families, ensuring that pupils and parents are appropriately represented and obtain high levels of satisfaction

Requirements of the Head of Access & Inclusion:
- Experience of working in a management capacity within Admissions, Education Welfare and/or Inclusion Services (essential)

This job is advertised by Hollie Mills; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.