POST TITLE: RESPONSIBLE TO:
Inclusion Officer Special School Head Teacher
1. JOB PURPOSE
To work collaboratively with professional colleagues, partners and stakeholders to
promote inclusive opportunities, support school improvement and raise educational
standards for pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties.
To Coordinate, effective specialist advice, training and support enabling schools to
secure appropriate learning outcomes for pupils with severe or profound learning
2. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITES
Maximise the inclusion and standards of achievement of pupils with severe or
profound learning difficulties by the provision of assessment, advice and support
through individual, group or whole school approaches for staff, colleagues and/or
Establish effective partnerships with professional colleagues and parents to inform
future planning decisions in order to ensure a co-ordinated response to the identified
educational needs of pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties.
Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with colleagues, partners
and stakeholders to enhance inclusive opportunities. This will include membership of
the Area Inclusion Partnership.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant developments relating to severe and
profound learning difficulties and respond positively to requirements arising from local
or national initiatives to secure the development of inclusive opportunities.
Coordinate with other members of the Area Inclusion Partnership, additional
specialist training in aspects of severe or profound learning difficulties. This will vary
from short courses to longer-term accreditation and will include liaison with existing
providers (eg LIN Courses, MA Inclusive Education, etc).
Support the Inclusion Partnership to coordinate a programme of staff secondments
between the special school and local mainstream schools where this is appropriate.
Promote, monitor and evaluate inclusive learning programmes and approaches within
their own special school. Work with the Inclusion Partnership to promote, monitor and
evaluate inclusive learning programmes for pupils with severe and profound learning
difficulties in mainstream schools and strategically resourced schools.
Coordinate a termly “information exchange” meeting around key focus areas and
invite all mainstream schools who have a pupils with severe or profound learning
difficulties to attend.
Provide support to local schools wishing to achieve Cumbria Inclusive Chartermark.
Assess and moderate submissions for Chartermark Awards as a member of the
Inclusion Partnership Panel.
Coordinate provision where a dual placement is considered appropriate as defined in
the LEA’s “Dual Placement Strategy”.
Promote and develop relationships with the Specialist Advisory Teaching Service
(Severe Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs and Early Years).
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES STATED ABOVE WILL BE REVIEWED
ANNUALLY THROUGH PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT/APPRAISAL
3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Conditions of service are based on details contained within the current School
Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.
Necessary travel will be reimbursed in accordance with the NJC recommendations for
Local Authority staff with regard to arrangements made within Cumbria for ‘Casual