Primary Inclusion Lead, Bury

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Bury CouncilBury
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Soulbury EIP points 13–16 £48,597 to £52,248 with up to 3 SPA points
Contract term: Permanent

Bury is currently embarking on an exciting new positive approach to securing inclusive practice in its schools, leading to the creation of inclusive schools, settings and local communities. In the first instance, the approach is particularly concerned with getting it right for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs, but will also include the development of a range of partnership arrangements that meet local needs.

Hours are 37 per week subject to service requirements. The salary for these posts is Soulbury EIP points 13–16 £48,597 to £52,248 with up to 3 SPA points.

Bury has formed four exciting and innovative inclusion partnerships across schools which will strategically manage the provision for all pupils, and especially those experiencing social emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. A vital part of this work will be the creation of integrated service solutions for children, working with schools, school governors, health, social care, and early help colleagues, as part of Bury’s wider public services reforms.

Bury has established two Primary Inclusion Lead posts which will be responsible for two partnerships each. The Inclusion leads are required for January 2019. Central to the role is promoting the inclusive values of the partnerships and shaping future inclusion provision across Bury as an integral feature of the education transformation strategy.

We are excited about appointing two key people who will be responsible for implementing this approach and who have significant leadership experience in schools.

We are looking for highly motivated people who:

  • are interested in finding solutions for Bury’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable group of young people, and particularly those with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
  • are committed to getting it right for all primary aged children, and particularly those with SEMH difficulties
  • know what good provision looks like for this group of young people
  • are able to provide support and challenge to their peers
  • are able to co-ordinate innovative approaches 
  • are able to generate creative solutions
  • are able to use data and information to inform their approach
  • are able to say ‘no’ when other strong voices are saying ‘yes’ 
  • are able to develop local solutions to keep vulnerable children safe and close to their communities
  • have the confidence to sit with primary head teachers to plan the future  and provide support and challenge 
  • can support head teachers to develop positive and successful learning approaches that do not compromise inclusive practice  
  • can manage budgets and complex arrangements between agencies.

If you have these skills and expertise, we would like to hear from you and would welcome your application.

‘Please use the link to job reference BU6363 to apply’

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity or for an informal conversation please contact Karen Whitehead, tel. 0161 253 5773.

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In order to support budget reductions in Local Government, the Council looked at many ways to reduce spending that minimised the need to reduce employee numbers or impact on services. All employees up to and including the Chief Executive are required to take an additional 3 days (unpaid) annual leave. This can be taken at any time during the leave year. The cost of these additional days is spread over 12 months or pro rata to your start date.

Interviews will take place on 30th October, 2018.

The closing date is noon 22nd October 2018.

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Address: Town Hall, Knowlsey Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SW, United Kingdom