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Annual Reviews Officer

  • Employer: Achieving for Children
  • Reference: AfC1/23/254545
  • Published: Wed 13/09/2023, 12:22 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/09/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary from £31,381 (G6.41) Salary to £35,025 (G6.44
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

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Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently. As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here. 

We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do. There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.

We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story.  You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "downloads" section below.

We are looking for an Annual Reviews Officer to join the 0-14 EHCP team part of the SEND Team at a time of exciting and positive change. We are a multi-professional service with the statutory responsibility for education and social care for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). 

The Annual reviews Officer supports the SEND Team achieve its statutory duties by meeting tight deadlines and fulfilling the role by liaising with schools, early year’s settings to ensure the continuum of a young person’s special educational needs are being met and the EHCP is reviewed annually.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months.

About the role

As an Annual Reviews Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Enacting the corporate decisions of RBWM in its execution of its statutory Special Educational Needs (SEN) responsibilities in accordance with the Education Act of 1996 and in line with the SEN Code of Practice (2015) and the Children and Families Act (2014).
  • Managing and processing all aspects of the annual review procedure in accordance to the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and statutory guidance, within timescales. This could include attending annual reviews in a child centred way. Offer advice and support to parents, carers and young people as well as the wider professional network.
  • Ensuring Amended Plans are issued within timescales, are fully compliant and of a high quality. Particular attention to be given in terms of quality and specificity of advice, that the child or young person’s voice is heard with a clear golden thread throughout.
  • Paying detailed attention when reviewing the content of Annual Reviews paperwork to ensure that children and/or young people are making good progress against their EHCP outcomes and that the correct provision is in place to support their access to education.  If necessary discuss this further with providers.

For further information about this role, please contact Paola Connolly by email or Joanna Safa at for an informal discussion.

About you

To be an Annual Reviews Officer  for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Educated to A level or equivalent, Grade 4 GCSE in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications and IT experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legislation relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Education system from 0 - 25 years.
  • Knowledge and understanding of recent developments in the field of SEN and Disabilities, and the education landscape and context.
  • Practical experience in a relevant field to include working with parents, families and education providers.

About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working. In AfC you will also have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after 4 years.
  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this 
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here. For our social work offer click here.

Important Information

Start dates: Achieving for Children have set start dates meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

Right to work: The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.

Equality: We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.