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Education Manager SEN/D

£27,000-£31,000 inc. SEN allowance of £2,000

This is a new and exciting role at Kent Music providing the opportunity to work across all areas of the organisation in the development and delivery of accessible and inclusive SEN/D music activity to children and young people across Kent.

Kent Music
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
1st December 2017

Create a strategic plan to develop SEN/D music provision within Kent Music and across the county working to an agreed budget.

Develop initiatives aimed at providing sustainable outcomes in increasing the number of SEN/D children and young people learning musical instruments or participating in an activity or ensemble through Kent Music and explore differential music offers Kent Music could provide.

Work closely with SEN/D schools and units across Kent to build relationships with the schools and provide them with effective support and guidance including knowledgeable advice on resources and equipment.

Explore the potential to develop music tuition and workshops in SEN/D schools and in the community, as a lead practitioner.

Work closely with the Professional Development Coordinator, to deliver training for specialist and non-specialist SEN/D teachers in classroom music delivery and curriculum support and to instrumental peripatetic teachers on working with SEN/D students within a mainstream setting;. This training would be provided by the role holder at times bringing in other specialists where required.

Advise the Senior Management Team on the strategic development of SEN/D policy and provision ensuring the organisation meets its responsibilities with regards to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.

Work with the Head of Communications to advise on ensuring marketing and programmes are accessible including the development of effective measures to overcome the barriers to engagement.

Actively engage with SEN/D initiatives and developments at national, regional and local levels, as well as Music Hubs and music services including expanding knowledge on accessible musical instruments and assistive music technology.

Act as an advocate and main point of contact for SEN/D music education in Kent and develop relationships with new and existing partners and agencies.

Work with the Head of Partnerships and Development to identify and access funds to support SEN/D provision.

Any other duties as requested by line manager.

How to Apply

For a job description and application form please email Alison Haigh at

Closing Date:
1st December 2017
w/c 11th December 2017
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