Job advert - School Organisation and Capital Specialist
We are looking for an experienced School Organisation and Capital Specialist.
You will be expected to lead a range of functions relating to school organisation, pupil place planning, capital projects and school estate management.
This is a varied role working with schools and trusts across Newcastle as well as officers within Education and Skills and other parts of the Council.
You will have strong analytical skills, experience of managing capital projects within timescales, budget and quality as well as sound knowledge of school organisation legislation and policy.
Equally important, however, will be the ability to engage and effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders. This is an important and high profile role which will require you to provide information and advice to school leaders and governors, senior officers and elected members of the Council.
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: £41,675 - £45,591 per annum
Hours per week: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 3 Oct
Further information including the job description and person specification can be found on the North East jobs portal at the links below.
For an informal discussion please contact Deb Tyler, Education and Skills on 0191 211 5362 or email: email@example.com
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
All Headteachers Briefings
Following consultation with all heads, calendar invites have been forwarded for the 2019/20 the all headteachers briefings. Dates are:
Tuesday 17 September 2019 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Tuesday 14 January 2020 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 29 April 2020 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Just a reminder about what the Briefings are:
The purpose of the Briefings will be clearly and singly focussed on ensuring that all headteachers and principals get key factual messages that are relevant to all education settings in the City at the same time, from the same voice. This will ensure a clear communication pathway to our senior education leaders in the City. The sessions will be no more than one-hour long. The Briefings are not intended to be consultation or discussion forums: there are other meeting structures for this; indeed the introduction of regular Briefing sessions may free up some of the time in these other sessions for deeper debate. It may be from time-to-time, following city-wide consultation about a particular cross-phase issue, that the Briefings are the most efficient place to get final sign-off on that issue. I expect that headteachers and principals will help to shape the content of each Briefing session.
Places for each briefing can also be booked via Services to Schools.
I've also attached a schedule of headteacher meetings (including Promise Board and sub groups) for 2019/20 for information.
If you have any queries, please email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusion conference 23 September 2019
Just a reminder that the agenda and key documents for the inclusion conference on Monday 23rd September are available on Services to Schools. You may wish to familiarise yourself with the documents in advance of the event and bring copies with you. All delegates should have received an email on Monday which included a link to the documents.
We are looking forward to updating you on developments in relation to SEND and inclusion, gathering your views, as well as celebrating good practice across the city.
Schools Directory 2019/20
See attached Schools Directory for academic year 2019/20
If you have any amendments to your school's information, please email email@example.com
Prevent in Newcastle
Newcastle is now a Prevent priority funded area. This means the Home Office has allocated resources to tackle the issue of vulnerable people being drawn into extremism. Therefore, we now have dedicated staff to deliver the Prevent agenda in Newcastle. I am the new, full time Prevent Education Officer, employed by the City Council to work with you to raise awareness of Prevent and to help deliver on your legal responsibility to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. I will, be at your disposal as free, dedicated resource to assist you with this.
In October I will be back in touch with you regarding delivery of the Prevent Duty in your school and to raise awareness through training and briefings. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; Gail Forbes, Tel: 0191 277 2066, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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