Interim SEND Transformation Lead | London | £ neg.
Interim SEND Transformation Lead | London | £ neg.

Interim SEND Transformation Lead | London | £ neg.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hybrid working, minimum of 2 days per week in the office.
Full time or part-time
3 months initially

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Transformation Lead will play a pivotal role in driving the improvement and transformation of SEND services.

This role requires a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of SEND policies, practices, and challenges and recent experience of Area SEND inspection.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with stakeholders, including local authorities, schools, parents, and partner organisations, to enhance the provision of SEND services and ensure positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND.


• Lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan for SEND transformation, aligned with national and local priorities.
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and submit a Self-Evaluation Form (SEF) for Area SEND inspection, providing evidence of the effectiveness and impact of SEND provision and initiatives.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and innovation in SEND provision, ensuring that services are inclusive, accessible, and of high quality.
• Provide expert advice and guidance to senior leaders, elected members, and partner organisations on SEND legislation, policy, and best practice.
• Drive forward initiatives to improve the identification, assessment, and support for children and young people with SEND, promoting early intervention and prevention strategies.
• Monitor and evaluate the impact of SEND transformation initiatives, using data and evidence to inform decision-making and continuous improvement.
• Work closely with multi-agency teams to foster effective partnership working and joint commissioning of services for children and young people with SEND.
• Support the development of staff capacity and capability in SEND provision, delivering training and professional development opportunities as required.
• Represent the local authority at regional and national forums related to SEND, contributing to policy development and sharing best practice with peers.
• Play a key role in preparing for the Ofsted and CQC Area SEND Inspection, ensuring that systems, processes, and documentation are in place to support a successful inspection outcome.

This role will be responsible for the delivery of a programme of transformation projects to support the council’s ambition to transform the SEND system in the council alongside key partners. The post holder will lead the design and delivery of change required within specific workstreams of the SEND Strategic Vision and Priorities, through a combination of service delivery transformation, co-ordination of commissioning projects, and the facilitation of cross-system change.

Key Experience:

• Recent experience preparing for, or leading AREA SEND inspection.
• Direct experience as a senior leader in SEND services-strong track record in delivering transformation.
• Substantial experience working within the field of SEND, preferably within a local government or education setting.
• Experience preparing for or leading an Ofsted/CQC Area SEND inspection. Familiarity with Ofsted and CQC inspection frameworks and requirements, particularly in relation to SEND provision.
• Strong understanding of SEND legislation, policy frameworks, and the Code of Practice, with the ability to interpret and apply complex guidance in a practical context.

For more information and a call back, please forward your CV here or call us on: 020 7788 7434

Bamberry Consulting is a specialist recruitment company for public sector operating since 2012. We are an equal opportunity recruiter and employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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