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Education Inclusion Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and high performing individual in a permanent role of Education Inclusion Officer.

You'll be required to work in close partnership with education providers to address the complex issues of school Inclusion and Exclusion.

Main Responsibility

You will:

  • provide specialist legislative information and guidance to head teachers, governors, parents, local authority colleagues, and appropriate staff from other agencies, to support the delivery of our statutory functions regarding exclusions and suspensions.
  • represent the local authority at schools’ governors’ disciplinary committees and independent review panels, SEND medication meetings and Local Authority SEND tribunals with specific regard to the permanent exclusion process.
  • take responsibility for the application and moderation of the Dynamic purchasing system to precure alternative education provision for children and young people. Approval of ongoing invoices and monitoring of the effectiveness of the alternative provision.
  • signpost schools and parents to relevant support services as per Staffordshire’s Local Offer and graduated pathway.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll have

  • a thorough understanding of the complex factors which may influence behaviour in educational settings and have a sound knowledge of strategies to support early intervention and positive change.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of exclusion procedures, legal framework, Fair access Protocol and have a sound understanding of DfE Guidance on suspensions and exclusions.
  • a proven ability to work in partnership with families, professionals and schools to bring about positive change, resolve conflict and be solutions focused.

If you wish to discuss this position further please contact karl.hobson@staffordshire.gov.uk 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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