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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    31 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday Term Time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Develop, implement, and review the school's safeguarding policies and procedures in line with current legislation and guidance.

  • Act as the main point of contact for all staff, students, parents, and external agencies regarding safeguarding concerns.

  • Train and support staff in understanding their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.

  • Ensure accurate record-keeping of all safeguarding concerns and actions taken on our CPOMS system.

  • Lead on referrals to social services and other external agencies.

  • Conduct risk assessments and manage cases of suspected abuse or neglect.

  • Work collaboratively with external agencies, including social services, the police and other voluntary agencies, to safeguard students.

  • Promote a safe and inclusive school environment where students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.

  • Keep up to date with the latest safeguarding trends, issues, and legislation, and disseminate information to staff as appropriate.

  • Attend and contribute to child protection conferences and multi-agency meetings.

What the school offers its staff

The Charter Schools Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment.

The Charter Schools Educational Trust is committed to equality and diversity, and to being a family where everyone can be themselves. We are committed to continuous improvement in how representative we are of our local communities, including gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and all other aspects of diversity.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, and staff networks to provide a supportive environment in the workplace where members can receive peer to peer support.

Further details about the role

  • Educated to at least degree level with a relevant professional qualification in education, social work, or a related field.

  • Extensive experience of safeguarding and child protection whether in an educational setting, social services or other agency.

  • Successful leadership and management experience in a school or other relevant organisation.

  • Thorough knowledge of current safeguarding legislation, guidance, and best practices and how they apply to a school setting.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with a diverse range of individuals.

  • Awareness of a range of national agencies that provide support for children and their families.

  • Experience of handling sensitive information confidentially and with discretion.

  • Excellent organisational and record-keeping skills with rigorous attention to detail.

  • Experience of implementing and encouraging, through training, good safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people.

  • Demonstrable evidence of developing and implementing strategies that have helped children and their families.

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in safeguarding.

  • Excellent IT skills.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Charter Schools Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

The Charter Schools Educational Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About The Charter School North Dulwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1289 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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We are an outstanding inclusive Secondary school in South London. We are values led, putting students at the heart of everything we do. We believe it is important that all students are given the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential through focusing on their aspiration and ability for excellence.

Arranging a visit to The Charter School North Dulwich

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hradmin@charternorthdulwich.org.uk.

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