Education & Social Care

Graham Jarvis, Acting Corporate Director(Education & Social Care)

Graham Jarvis, Acting Corporate Director(Education & Social Care)

Remit:

Overall responsibility for the leadership, management, development and delivery of education and childrens' services. 

Main areas of responsibility: Schools and Curriculum Development, Children and Families Services, Sport and Leisure, Lifelong Learning, Libraries and Criminal Justice.

Responsible for:

Education & Social Care

Reports to:

Chief Executive

Vivienne Cross, Head of Schools and Curriculum Development

Remit:

Senior Management Team; management of schools and curriculum development; quality improvement; curriculum development; policy formation/strategic planning; Curriculum for Excellence; raising attainment; closing the attainment gap; equity and excellence; employability lead; liaison with Education Scotland; liaison with other departments/agencies.

Responsible for:

Quality Improvement Officers (x5), Head Teachers (Primary and Secondary), Education Support Officers (x4), Secondees (x3), Head of Instrumental Instruction.

Reports to:

Corporate Director (Education & Social Care)

, Head of Lifelong Learning, Culture & Sport

Remit:

Management of Educational Resource Services, School Estate, Buildings and Property, Sport and Leisure, Sports Development, Libraries and Museums, Essential Skills and ESOL, Records Management, Social Work Training, Budget Management, Customer Care, Policy Formation/Strategic Planning, Liaison with other departments/agencies. Senior Management Team.

Responsible for:

Education Resource Manager, Social Work Training Team Manager, Principal Librarian, Senior Education Adviser.

Reports to:

Corporate Director (Education and Social Care)

Susan Maclaren, Head of Integrated Children's Services

Remit:

Responsible for the planning, development, design and delivery of social work children and families, education additional support needs and criminal justice services.  Providing leadership and overall management of the services while working in close collaboration with partner agencies.  Social work children's services include child protection, youth justice, fostering and adoption, young people leaving care and working within the children's hearing system. Education additional support needs includes support for schools, outreach and central support for pupils, educational psychology and educational provision at Beechbrae Education Centre and Pinefield PARC.

Responsible for:

Social work, criminal justice, children and families, education Additional Support Needs.

Reports to:

Corporate Director (Education & Social Care)

, Business Support Team Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:Staffing matters: McCrone; job- sizing; NQT's (Newly Qualified Teachers); additional support staff; advice on conditions of service; staffing formulae and staffing allocations; excess staffing and compulsory transfers; special leave requests; voluntary early retirement requests; ill-health issues; discipline and grievance investigation and processing; school placing requests; school capacities; pre-school staffing; by-law for employment of children.

Responsible for:

Business Support Administration Manager

Reports to:

Corporate Director (Education & Social Care)

Corrina Campbell, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

CfE (early years); learning and teaching (early years); CPD (early years); Care Inspectorate; Read Write Count lead officer; early entry to Primary 1; Education Scotland Inspection (early learning and childcare specifically) including joint inspections.

Responsible for:

Quality improvement and performance management.

Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development.

Karen Lees, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

ASGs – Elgin High, Keith Grammar, Speyside High

Lead officer for: Curriculum BGE, Out of School Activities, Outdoor Learning, Overseas Travel, Section link to Integrated Children’s Services, Authority rep at ADES (Performance and Information Group), 5 year strategic plan responsibility for Curriculum Design

Generic responsibility for: school support, quality improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow through support, self-evaluation, support, care and welfare of learners, Head Teacher PR&D, reports for committees, complaints.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Willem Smit, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Authority lead officer: self-evaluation, quality improvement, Education Scotland inspection, reporting to CYPSC, 5-year strategic plan.

Generic responsibility: school support, quality Improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow-through support, self-evaluation, standards and quality, support for subject groups, support, care and welfare of learners, complaints, Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher appointments, strategic direction of the service.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Stewart McLauchlan, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Authority lead officer: self-evaluation, quality improvement, Education Scotland inspection, reporting to CYPSC, 5-year strategic plan.

Generic responsibility: school support, quality Improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow-through support, self-evaluation, standards and quality, support for subject groups, support, care and welfare of learners, complaints, Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher appointments, strategic direction of the service.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Ellie Pirie, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Authority lead officer: self-evaluation, quality improvement, Education Scotland inspection, reporting to CYPSC, 5-year strategic plan.

Generic responsibility: school support, quality Improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow-through support, self-evaluation, standards and quality, support for subject groups, support, care and welfare of learners, complaints, Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher appointments, strategic direction of the service.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Moyra Hendry, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Authority lead officer: self-evaluation, quality improvement, Education Scotland inspection, reporting to CYPSC, 5-year strategic plan.

Generic responsibility: school support, quality Improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow-through support, self-evaluation, standards and quality, support for subject groups, support, care and welfare of learners, complaints, Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher appointments, strategic direction of the service.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Beverley McPherson, Quality Improvement Officer

Service:

Authority lead officer: self-evaluation, quality improvement, Education Scotland inspection, reporting to CYPSC, 5-year strategic plan.

Generic responsibility: school support, quality Improvement, attainment and achievement reviews, HMIe preparation and follow-through support, self-evaluation, standards and quality, support for subject groups, support, care and welfare of learners, complaints, Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher appointments, strategic direction of the service.

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Reports to:

Head of Schools & Curriculum Development

Blair Dempsie, Justice Services Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

Management of: the criminal justice service, the youth justice team and the out-of-hours social work team. Lead officer for the development and implementation of justice services in the Integrated Children’s Service.

Responsible for:

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Nick Goodchild, Education Resources Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

Buildings and Property - schools, leisure and community facilities: produce and update departmental capital plan overview and departmental asset management plans. Management of schools PPP programme and contracts. Management of leisure and community facilities. Service Management - management of active schools and sport development services. Risk management and sssessment. Future planning and review of service provision. Departmental lead for developer contributions.

Responsible for:

Sports Facilities Manager, Sports Development Officer, Active Schools Manager, Project Officers for PPP and Schools for the Future.

Reports to:

Head of Lifelong Learning, Culture & Sport

Jennifer Gordon, Corporate Parenting & Commissioning Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

Responsible for the commissioning and procurement, quality and development of placements, processes and practices relating to children who are or who have been looked after by the authority. Children are looked after: at home if they are subject to an order via the Children Hearing system; in foster care provided or purchased by the authority; in formal kinship care placements; in residential care provided/ purchased by the authority either within Moray or out of area including secure care placements. Children may be adopted or older young people may move into supported lodgings provision to develop their independent living skills.

Responsible for:

Looked after children; contracts and commissioning within Integrated Children’s Services within education and social care.

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services.

Kathy Henwood, Childrens' Support Services Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

The reviewing team to ensure that childrens’ protection and care planning needs are secured and progressed through Child Protection Conferences and Looked After Children Reviews.

The east and west Continuing Support Teams to ensure that children and young people’s support and protection needs are secured and progressed through quality assessments and targeted supports, working with families and across partner agencies and within legal frameworks.

The role includes the lead for self-directed support across education and social care, taking forward a personalisation agenda that affords children , young people and their families access to an assessed indicative budget through which they can source and fund their own supports. This is an evolving area of work, with an aim to be fully implemented across education and social care by 2020, in line with national requirements. The focus of this work, at present, is centred around children and young people with Additional Support Needs.

Responsible for:

Reviewing team, continuous support teams - east and west and lead for self-directed support.

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Iain Macdonald, Children's Wellbeing Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

The Children’s Wellbeing Manager is responsible for developing and managing the following teams to offer preventative and proactive services to children, young people and families:

The ‘engagement team’, staffed by experienced community learning and development and social care staff, offers initial support through short term intervention/support activities, including community education, community engagement/capacity building and supporting universal services in the delivery of the early intervention/early years agenda.   

The education ‘outreach (wellbeing) team’, staffed by teachers and education auxiliaries  provides education and support for children of all ages who; have social, emotional and/or behavioural needs, are gypsy/travellers or looked after children.

The ‘intake and assessment team’ will undertake initial assessments of need where short term engagement is required or needs are assessed effectively so that well targeted intervention can occur. This team consists of experienced social care practitioners.   

The Children’s Wellbeing Manager will also be responsible for a number of thematic leads which includes: school attendance, exclusion from school, education placing requests, ASN, bullying and child protection.

Responsible for:

Engagement team; outreach team; intake and assessment team   

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Kirsty Mackintosh, Acting Principal Educational Psychologist

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

Management of educational psychology service. The education psychology service works on three main levels: the level of the individual child or family, the level of the school or establishment, and the level of the local authority and partner children's services. In relation to each of these levels of work, psychologists have five core functions: consultation and advice, assessment, intervention, professional development and training and research/strategic development. The service currently covers the 0-19 age range with the focus upon children and young people with Additional Support Needs.

Responsible for:

Education Psychology service staff

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Sarah Marshall, Inclusion Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

Quality assurance of additional support needs provision.  Additional Support Needs policy development.  Joint overview Additional Support for Learning Act: implementation/co-ordination.  Additional Support Needs staffing allocations. Monitoring individual education plans and co-ordinated support plans/support needs file. Monitoring individual pupil support. Additional Support Needs transport allocations. Supporting the transition process: pre/primary/secondary/FE. Overview of the administration of medicines in school. Additional Support Needs inset and continued professional development budgets. Overview of Proact SCIP. Developing an integrated assessment framework.  Overview of education of Looked After children. Attending service managers group and reviewing Out of Area placements. Maintaining and supporting Additional Supported Needs networks, liaison with educational psychology services, children's panel, social work services, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health services, MOVE programme (physiotherapy).

Responsible for:

EAL, sensory impairment, health/medical issues

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Jenny O'Hagan, Continuous Improvement Officer

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

  • Support and challenge services to achieve continuous improvement in line with local and national priorities.
  • Challenge and validate self-evaluation outcomes in targeted and proportionate way.
  • Develop and implement audit tools, using nationally agreed quality indicators.
  • Build capacity within the department through training in the use of quality frameworks and undertaking audits and reviews in conjunction with staff in the department.

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Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

Anne Pendrey, Strategy Manager

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

  • Support Integrated Children’s Services (ICS) to meet the strategic national and local priorities regarding vulnerable children.
  • Develop policies and procedures in relation to legislation and national policy.
  • Support the self-evaluation of services and enable it to address the outcomes of inspections.
  • Support the service to develop an integrated fashion to deliver services to vulnerable children and their families
  • Provide line management and strategic direction to the Partnership Hib, responsible for supporting all community planning partners to deliver on the key priorities of GIRFEC, early years framework and child protection.

Responsible for:

Policy and procedure development of ICS; the Partnership Hub

Reports to:

Head of Integrated Children’s Services

, Senior Education Adviser

Service:

Education & Social Care

Remit:

  • Provide relevant professional advice and support to the education and social care senior management team in designing future school provision in Moray
  • Research and analyse current reports and data on achieving educational benefits through changes to school estate, catchment areas and structure of delivery
  • Develop policies, strategies, protocols and area plans in relation to changes in school estate and catchment areas
  • Manage operations in relation to future schools delivery including leading consultation processes where required by legislation

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Reports to:

Head of Lifelong Learning, Culture & Sport