Advisory Teacher

Job Details


To improve the educational outcomes of children looked after by Haringey

To participate in the implementation and development of the relevant government / Department for Education (DfE) guidance regarding the education of looked after children, previously looked after children and children with a social worker.

To effectively identify the needs of children with a social worker and ensure they can
access interventions that make a difference to their education.


1. To have lead responsibility for tracking, monitoring and analysis of educational data for Haringey’s looked after children to ensure that they are supported to make rapid and accelerated progress, including through the auditing of the electronic Personal Education Plans (ePEPs) and reviewing the use of DfE grants e.g., the Pupil Premium Plus (PP+)
2. To liaise directly with other professionals and agencies in regards to educational attainment and education placements, attending PEP meetings and network meetings as necessary to ensure pupils are making above average progress and to support and contribute to effective multi-agency working
3. Audit training needs of schools and social care to ensure the professional network are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to ensure education is prioritised and be able to deliver or signpost relevant training and support to the professional network.
4. To liaise directly with designated teachers for LAC both in and out of the borough as required including contributing to the Designated Teachers Forum as required
5. To be proactive in preventing exclusions of LAC together with other members of the HVS, attending reintegration meetings as appropriate
6. To support and advise schools, social workers and carers with regards to transition between school phases and key stages i.e. Early Years to primary, primary to secondary school, etc. ensuring effective transition plans are in place as required
7. Provide support, guidance and challenge to school leaders to strengthen provision already in place, with a specific focus on looked after children and children with a social worker. This may include advice on how to promote and secure good attendance, working in conjunction with their Education Welfare Service.
8. Work closely with social workers and their managers to raise awareness about the importance of education for looked after children, previously looked after children and children with a social worker, to ensure they treat it as a high priority
9. To produce and contribute to a range of reports which provide an assessment/summary of the impact of the work of the Virtual School and actions to achieve future improvements

Pay rate: £30.25 per hour

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent