Wiltshire is one of the largest unitary authorities in the country. Predominantly rural, we are home to over 510,000 residents and 235 schools of which 86% of secondary schools and 42% of primary schools are academies. Our Children’s Services were judged to be ‘outstanding’ in December last year and Ofsted recognised that children feature strongly across our strategic plans and that continued investment in services is making a significant difference to children’s lives.
School improvement and attainment underpin this exciting and challenging role alongside school place planning, SEND and Inclusion. As important is the interface with early help, social care, health and employment and skills. Like many authorities, demand for SEND services is steadily increasing and requires collaboration across the local areas to deliver new provision and places. With such a wide remit, you will play a critical leadership role across the council and with wider system partners.
Reporting to Lucy Townsend, our DCS, you will enjoy working in a supportive, large and complex system. You will thrive on building highly trusted relationships with our vast array of school leaders and our further education college and will be recognised for your role in supporting schools on their journey to outstanding.
For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment partners at Starfish Search, Penny Ransley (07549 233685) or Jo Boardman (07834 030501)
Closing date: 16th February 2024
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.