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Virtual School Education Officer

Virtual School Education Officer

Posted 13 March by Aatom Recruitment Ended

Umbrella rate at £220.00 per day

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Virtual School Education Officer role on a 3 month contract with a possibility of an extension. They would like someone who has the experience and knowledge in the following:

Purpose of the role -

  • Raise the attainment of Looked After Children and Care Leavers (placed in and outside the borough), via a focus on admissions, attendance, attainment, progress, tuition, enrichment and promoting inclusion
  • Hold a caseload of Looked After Children and Care Leavers still in education as decided by the Virtual School Head teacher.
  • Track the attainment and progress of all Looked After Children and Care Leavers (from Nursery to age 19 and age 25 if still in education) on their caseload
  • Raise the attainment of Looked After Children (placed in and outside the borough) by taking the lead in the delivery of high quality, timely Personal Education Plans (PEPs) and monitor the completion of PEP Action Plans
  • Raise the attainment of Looked After Children (placed in and outside the borough) by supporting social workers, personal advisors, carers and schools to fulfil their responsibilities in the delivery of high quality, timely PEPs and to carry out their part in the PEP Action Plan
  • Advise and support Care Leavers still in education as required
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training to school staff, social workers and foster carers, key workers and those in the wider team around the child
  • Contribute to the provision of enrichment and extra-curricular learning activities for Hillingdon Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Pro-actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies both in and out of the borough to ensure joined up services for Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Support Virtual School Lead Practitioners in the delivery of their areas of responsibility (Admissions, Attendance, Exclusion, NEET, 16+ LAC, Care Leavers, UASC, Early Years, Enrichment et cetera)

Duties and Responsibilities -

  • To hold a caseload of Hillingdon Looked After Children and Care Leavers still in education
  • To intervene directly with children looked after, their parents, carers and relevant professionals; to identify and resolve education related difficulties
  • To lead and record Personal Education Plan meetings for Looked After Children as appropriate according to statutory guidance and Hillingdon policy
  • To contribute to the Education Section of Pathway Plans for those Care Leavers remaining in education between 18 and 25 years old
  • To make efficient use of the ePEP system, ensure all information and data entered is absolutely accurate and contribute to improvement of this system
  • To be fully conversant with current legislation and research relating to Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • To provide effective advocacy for Looked After Children
  • To raise the profile of the needs of Looked After Children and Care Leavers within education and social services,
  • To advise teaching and other education staff about the needs of Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • To advise social services staff, foster carers, key workers and other professionals about the educational needs of Looked After Children and Care Leavers

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience -

  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Post graduate qualification in
  • Education/research related to working with vulnerable children or in multi-agency setting
  • A minimum of 1 year's experience of working within the UK education system or a minimum of working for
  • 1 year in a virtual school or education support service or comparable overseas experien
  • Demonstrates recent experience of working with vulnerable children or young people including those with Special Educational Needs and/or English as an Additional Language
    • Has knowledge and understanding of key issues in regards to the education of Looked After Children and Care Leavers, including barriers to learning and ways in which to overcome them
    • Good research skills in regards to all matters pertaining to education, training and apprenticeships
    • Demonstrates sound workingknowledge of Safeguarding and
    • Child Protection processes.
    • Knowledge of multi-agency working and an ability to work in partnership with a range of professionals.
    • Ability to undertake direct work with children and young people in their education settings.

Required skills

  • Childrens
  • Families
  • Virtual School Education Officer
  • School Education Officer

Reference: 34670966

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