Children with a Social Worker (Child in need) | London | £47,125 + 28 days holiday
Under the leadership and direction of the Virtual School Headteacher, the post holder has responsibility for coordinating the duties relating to promoting the education of children with a social worker (child in need).
Responsible for supporting both schools and social care to achieve positive outcomes for children in need.
Assist the Headteacher of the Virtual School by contributing to the whole school assessment processes, analysing and evaluating data, enabling its use in setting targets and priorities.
Develop, sustain and embed productive relationships with other agencies and key groups and individuals in education settings in order to add value, and have impact on the achievement of children in need.
Key skills & experience:
• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Understanding of issues concerning the education of CIN and the importance of every child receiving an appropriate education and support.
• An in-depth knowledge of education provision and how to establish a positive climate for improvement, particularly for pupils who exhibit, or need support with, a variety of learning, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.
• Knowledge and understanding of what constitutes quality in education provision and strategies for raising CIN engagement and achievement.
• Successful track record of planning and implementing improvements to meet the needs of individual or cohorts of pupils.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with young people, parents, carers, colleagues and professionals from other public bodies and other agencies including the ability to deliver training to an audience of stakeholders.
• The ability to develop effective relationships with designated teachers, social workers and Local Authority staff and to develop creative solutions across multiagency partners.
• The ability to work with both qualitative and quantitative data: to produce policies, procedures and reports of high quality appropriate for the intended audience.
• Good ICT skills, including familiarity with monitoring and tracking systems, report writing and presentations.
• Proven organisational skills to cope with large volumes of work, sometimes under pressure, and to tight deadlines.
• Significant experience of work in schools and education settings to raise attainment of individual pupils.