Learner Support Service Manager For College in Merton | London - SW | SEN Leadership Jobs
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Learner Support Service Manager For College in Merton - London - SW - Role: SEN Leadership Jobs
1. To support the Head of Learner Support in managing the overall Learning Support Service to meet the College's Strategic and Operational objectives within budget.
2. To lead, develop, and manage high quality, cost effective academic and support provision across centres to meet the College's Strategic and Operational objectives in the area of specific learning difficulties.
3. To manage the effective and efficient day to day functioning of the Learner Support Service at the Merton centre.
4. To lead, develop and manage the implementation of relevant legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 and the Children & Families Act 2014 Part 3.
Post Key Duties
1. Deputises for the Head of Learner Support.
2. Maintains accountability for the delivery of the support service's agreed targets in particular retention, achievement within budget for the specific learning difficulties cross college service, and the disability related support service at the Merton Centre.
3. Manages links with Special Schools and Local Authorities for the successful transition of learners with High Needs Support into and out of Further Education.
4. Manages the high needs support funding and commissioning process and delivery of person centred, aspirational Education, Health and Care Plans (ECHP) and annual reviews in partnership with other managers, Local Authorities and external agencies.
5. Takes responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the budget, room allocation and staffing resources allocated to the service.
6. Develops, initiates, promotes and sustains innovative and quality improvement strategies that will provide a rich and stretching learning experience for learners, and initiate improvements in learner recruitment, retention, achievement and progression.
7. Leads, manages and reviews support provision to ensure that future support is consistent with College objectives, funding, learner recruitment targets and measures for success; and meets local authority contractual arrangements.
8. Leads, motivates and develops staff in order to provide opportunities for staff to maximise their potential and develop their professionalism; ensuring that their skills and abilities are deployed to provide high quality assessments, teaching and support.
9. Continually updates and improves professional knowledge and teaches for an agreed number of hours.
10. Develops and maintains accurate and timely records in accordance with the college quality standards, learning support funding requirements, self assessment, inspections, observations and skills audit. Ensuring a consistent high quality service for learners with specific learning difficulties.
12. Undertakes mentoring and support for members of the team who are either new or who have been identified as requiring support; along with the effective delivery of wider staff development.
13. Ensures the collection, accurate inputting and analysis of learning support data, undertaking rigorous activity to ensure it is properly reflected on the College's learning support data base SpirALS.
14. Develops and co-ordinates a cross college specialist software service for learners with literacy support needs in partnership with curriculum colleagues.
15. Leads on the implementation of risk assessment and safeguarding within own area of work and works with other Learner Support teams, health & safety officers and curriculum teams to adhere to best practice.
The successful candidate will require the following qualifications and experience:
Successful and proven track record of teaching and managing learning support including specific learning difficulties development and student success
Identifiable personal achievements in the learning support and specific learning difficulties field
Successful and proven track record in delivering staff development training on equality and diversity issues
Successful experience of implementing and developing quality systems
Successful record of motivating, developing and responding to staff needs/issues
Educated to degree level
A recognised specific learning difficulties qualification that enables you to complete exam access arrangement assessments for form 8s
PATOSS recognition or equivalent that enables you to perform full assessments across a range of specific learning difficulties
Educated to GCSE/ level 2 or equivalent with grades A*-C in English and Mathematics (or to achieve BKSB equivalent within six weeks of appointment)
If you are interested, then please contact Nicole Beckett at Axcis Education on 020 7580 2956.
Axcis is an equal opportunities employer. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview.
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CONTACT: Nicole Beckett
TELEPHONE: 020 7580 2956