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EDUCATION

"We’re here for the people. Supporting and enabling those at critical moments."

Steven Forbes, Strategic Director of Social Care and Education

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EDUCATION

"We’re here for the people. Supporting and enabling those at critical moments."

Steven Forbes, Strategic Director of Social Care and Education

Education at the council

In the Learning and Inclusion department of the council we aim to make sure that every child in Leicester has access to the education they need. That’s why our work reaches a long way beyond supporting schools.

Working closely with our colleagues in Social Care, we also have a major responsibility to remove any barriers to education for looked-after children, vulnerable children and those with disabilities.

Join us and you’ll enjoy the chance to contribute to our work as we tackle the on-going challenges of providing high quality education for all, in a rapidly changing landscape. You could help us to improve performance in all schools across the city, or to support children with special needs and disabilities, those being educated at home, or those excluded from education. Whichever team you join, you’ll help us to ensure children in Leicester get the best educational start in life.

residents
348,300

residents

central council employees
6,105

central council employees

school employees
6,438

school employees

council assets
3,500

council assets

telephone enquiries answered each month
50,000

telephone enquiries answered each month

children we have parental responsibility for
650

children we have parental responsibility for

Typical roles in Education

Educational Performance

In this team, you’ll be working with schools and teachers across Leicester to ensure teachers and staff have access to the best available training. This includes supporting schools in recruiting good teachers. As well as working with state-maintained schools, we have a good working relationship with local academies and the Regional Schools Commissioner, so you may also be involved in sharing best practice.

SEN and Disabilities

Join this team and you’ll be helping to remove barriers to education for children with a wide range of issues. As a member of one of our specialist teams, you could work with children who have issues with hearing, sight or emotional health, or those who have been, or are at risk of being excluded. Working closely with them and their families, you’ll help assess them to create Education, Care and Health Plans (ECHPs) and ensure they have the educational support they need.

Virtual School

We have around 700 looked-after children who go to school in Leicester. As part of our statutory responsibilities as corporate parents, we have a Virtual School that champions their education and monitors and supports their educational attainment. Join this major team and you’ll work closely with schools across Leicester, ensuring looked-after children have the extra support, motivation and positive experiences they need to get the most from their education.

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Meet Nayna

Local Offer and Preparing for Adulthood Project Officer

When I began my role, I was happy to find that it enabled me to develop both professionally and personally. The council offer training sessions and management are very supportive and keen to develop staff, encouraging training and personal development. Working with individuals who are passionate about their roles and the difference they make to people’s lives makes work enjoyable.

Meet Zulekha

Personal Adviser

In my job I engage with and encourage young people to take small steps and participate in education, employment or training. I enjoy the variety, the support from my managers and the flexibility to work hours that suit me. But most of all, I enjoy working with young people and the job satisfaction I get from this.

Meet Claire

Early Education Development Manager

Working in early years and local government is an ever-evolving world. It makes for an interesting work environment where there are opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge, as well as challenges. You need to be open to change and continuous development, but that’s what makes it interesting. Delivering a service that supports change and improvement makes it worthwhile.

Meet Melanie

Lead for School Improvement

I am responsible for improving the outcomes of children in our Primary, Secondary and Special Schools across the city. I’ve been a school leader, a senior leader and a headteacher in schools in Leicester and around the country. My current role is quite different from working in schools, but still enjoyable!

Focus on … Educational Psychologists

At Leicester City Council, we’re committed to removing any barriers to education for all children. As well as working with children and schools in Leicester, we outsource our Educational Psychology service to other local authorities.

This means when you join us, you’ll have the chance to work with a variety of schools and children across a number of diverse areas, from inner cities to rural villages.

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"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."

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"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

"The environment is very calm and casual and managers and team members are very nice and engaging."

"The council are always there for their colleagues. No problem is too big or too small."