Deputy Service Lead for Sensory Support - Birmingham

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Sensory Support is a city-wide specialist support service, comprising of the Hearing Support Team,
Vision Support Team and the Physical Difficulties Support Service.

Specialist teachers, teaching assistants and technicians support children and young people aged 0-25
years, with sensory, physical and medical needs, in a variety of settings across the city, including
homes, early years settings, schools and colleges.

The Deputy Service Lead will play a key role in the Senior Leadership Team. You will support the
oversight of  Sensory Support: Hearing Support Team, Vision Support Team and the Physical
Difficulties Support Service. You will take the lead on a key area identified within the  Birmingham
SEND transformational programme and contribute to the overall SEND  programme across the

Candidates for this post must hold qualified teacher status and have an additional mandatory
qualification in teaching deaf or vision impaired children, or recent and relevant experience in
advising schools and settings about children with physical/medical difficulties.

You must have recent, successful management and leadership experience

• Demonstrate knowledge of current guidance related to the specific SEND area of children with
sensory impairment/ physical/ medical needs
• Demonstrate good inter-personal skills (verbal and written) and an ability to relate well to children
and adults and evidence of working with other agencies.
• Demonstrate an ability to manage own time and workload
• Demonstrate an ability to manage and provide budgets
• Demonstrate an ability to provide leadership and direction for the work of Sensory Support/PDSS
• Have recent successful management experience
• Possess a mandatory qualification for teaching pupils with sensory impairment or have recent and
relevant advisory experience working with schools around children with Physical Difficulties
• Have substantial teaching experience teaching pupils with SEND
• Demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of issues relating to SEND
• Demonstrate experience of providing support and training to teachers and support staff
• Have experience of developing innovative approaches in teaching pupils with sensory impairment/
PD/Medical needs
• Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and assessment
• Have experience of the recruitment and deployment of teachers and support staff
• Have confidence in the use of ICT to support learning
• Have a commitment to further training and professional development

Closing date: 18 March 2021

Job Ref: BCC001878

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Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing.
Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
For any informal enquires please contact: Cathy Spruce, Service Lead 07827082769

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