The Opportunity: Opportunity Area SEND Reviewer
The Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, is recruiting for a team of SEND Reviewers to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. These SEND Reviewers will act as expert advisors to schools as well as coordinate supportive SEND activity for school clusters in the region. These are one-year fixed term posts, available either full or part time on a secondment basis.
About the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area
In January 2017, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire was designated as one of 12 Opportunity Areas by the Department for Education (DfE). This was in response to findings in the 2016 Social Mobility Index that Fenland and East Cambridgeshire are ‘cold spots’ for social mobility. The DfE has dedicated £72 million to the Opportunity Areas programme to improve social mobility, as well as tailoring existing DfE schemes to be relevant for Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. Four key priorities for the Opportunity Area have been determined by local stakeholders. One of these key priorities is to “strengthen the effectiveness of support for children and young people with mental health concerns and those with special educational needs.” The team of SEND Reviewers will work with schools to ensure the best outcomes for their children with special educational needs. For more details about the Opportunity Area programme, please see the delivery plan
Salary and Application Details
As a secondment role, funding would be provided to the appointed individual’s existing employer to cover the time spent in the Opportunity Area SEND Reviewer role. For a full job description and for further details about the role, or if you have any other queries, please contact Bethan Du-Mont, Opportunity Area Programme Coordinator (Bethan.DuMont@cambridgeshire.gov.uk).
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Bethan.DuMont@cambridgeshire.gov.uk by 9:00 AM on Monday 17th December.