Head of SEND
  • Employer: Hackney Learning Trust
  • Reference: HLT/20/129502
  • Published: Tue 07/07/2020, 12:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/08/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Up to £79,975 (See job advert for salary details).
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hackney

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Head of SEND

Hackney Learning Trust is the Education department within Hackney Council.  It provides a range of statutory and traded services to support the education of children, young people and adults in the borough. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Job title Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Salary Up to £79,975 (P015, £69,813 to £72,705, + market supplement of up to 10%)

Terms and Conditions Full time, Permanent

Start date: January 2021 or earlier if available

We are seeking an outstanding leader to take up this essential post in our education service. We are looking for someone who is experienced in leading in the SEND field, who is confident to champion young people and schools, and who has excellent skills in working with a range of partners.

We are looking for an individual who can develop people, teams and systems in looking to ensure the best for our children.

Hackney Learning Trust’s SEND services play a key role within the education system. We advocate and enable provision for the borough’s most vulnerable groups of children and young people: those with learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and those with medical and physical needs.

You will line manage a number of well established services including the education health care planning team, the educational psychology team and the specialist teaching team. You will report to the Head of Service: High Needs and School Places.

We are looking to recruit an experienced professional who will build on recent local developments and continue the drive to ensure outstanding services for all vulnerable groups of children. The successful candidate will have a clear vision and passion for best provision for SEND children.

A track record of recent success in a special school, or in a senior local authority post, leading and managing in the context of SEN is highly desirable, as is a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of SEN and Inclusion legislation and issues. Experience of working closely with stakeholders including schools, health services and the voluntary sector is advantageous.


Please apply via our website: https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/jobs/hlt

Closing date:  17th August 2020, 12 noon

Interviews and assessment: Early September

If you require specific information about the post please contact Nicholas Wilson, Assistant Director, Education Services on 020 8820 7520

NB: The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

* Annual Increments subject to satisfactory conduct and performance.

Hackney Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Hackney Learning Trust posts can be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age

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