Elective Home Education Officer

Solihull Council House, Manor Square Solihull, B91 3QB
£27,652 - £39,406 pro rata
14 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

26.0 Hours per Week

Are you a teacher of primary-aged children with a passion for education and for making a difference for children? We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled teacher of primary-aged pupils who is looking for an stimulating new challenge. The role of Elective Home Education Officer is vitally important. The successful candidate will have the privilege of supporting families who are home educating so that their children receive suitable education that meets their needs. This is every child’s right. The information gathered on visits will enable the local authority to have clear and detailed oversight of the suitability of education being provided by electively home educating parents.

 You will be part of the friendly and professional Alternative Provision Team within the Council’s wider education team. We are a team who put children at the centre of our work and are all dedicated to improving education for all.

You will have:

    Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Significant experience and effectiveness as a primary teacher A thorough understanding of the national curriculum and a range of assessment requirements and arrangements. A deep knowledge and understanding of a teacher’s statutory duties in relation to safeguarding children and the confidence to act appropriately where there are concerns about a child. Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to build trusting relationships with pupils and their families, whilst balancing the need for challenge where necessary.
In return, your contribution will be really valued and you will have the opportunity to shape on-going improvements within this area of work.

We also offer:

  • Opportunities for training and development, including a comprehensive programme of training for all Council employees.
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Bev Petch, Head of Alternative Provision, on 0121 704 6632 or email bpetch@solihull.gov.uk  

Interview Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019

This post will require an enhanced DBS with barred list check for working with children.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Elective Home Education Officer primary (QTS) JDPS.docx

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