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Director of Education

On behalf of a London local authority I am recruiting for a Divisional Director of Education to improve educational outcomes in the Borough for all children aged 0-19 years.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- the implementation for a continual improvement strategy for Schools and Learning across the borough and provide leadership on the skills agenda for young people aged 14-24 including apprentices and vocational training.

- to oversee and act as the lead adviser to the Council's senior officers and members on educational and school issues and ensure that the statutory obligations of the DCS in relation to education services are fully discharged

- to be the lead commissioner for education services, including early years and children centres, and be responsible for and forge effective working relationships with Head Teachers, governors, other Council senior managers, health agencies, community services and the voluntary sector in order to achieve positive outcomes for education and continuous improvement across all our schools and settings, whether maintained or independent

- key leadership role in the safeguarding of children across the Borough, and to take a lead on safeguarding in education settings

- to deliver services to ensure that children attend school, have access to alternative provision and monitor children who are Elective Home Educated

- recruitment and development of high quality school governors in their roles as school leaders and in their responsibilities to effect schools improvement

-to ensure that school performance data is used effectively by the local authority and its schools to assess and address under performance.

-to ensure all statutory duties with regard to SEND are met, and that provision is of a high quality.

-to work collaboratively with the council's Education Partnership to ensure that schools and education settings work together to drive continual improvement and address areas of weakness as required

-To provide professional and technical advice to schools on all aspects of the Ofsted Framework for Inspection including leadership and management and curriculum provision

-to work with parents and families to ensure outcomes for children and young people continue to improve.

-to work with others across the Council and at the Education Funding Agency to ensure the optimum number of school places are available for children across all providers.