8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    29 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 to 17

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a pivotal area across a thriving all-through Academy. This role is a significant position of responsibility and has a wide sphere of influence.

We are a highly supportive school with hardworking and highly collaborative senior leadership team. Whether you are new to senior leadership or an existing senior leader, we are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to lead our safeguarding provision across primary and secondary; someone who is passionate about the welfare of children, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning and lives. The safeguarding team comprises of five primary staff and eight secondary staff, many of who are highly experienced. We work collaboratively to support each other both with the demands of our work and our wellbeing.

Reporting directly to the Principal, you will be a key member of our senior leadership team, working closely with and be supported by our Assistant Principal, SEND, our Vice Principal, Behaviour and Attitudes and our Primary Headteacher to ensure that the safety and welfare of all children is at the forefront of all that we do.

The successful candidate will have significant safeguarding experience in a school and be ready to lead with confidence.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • Half termly one-to-one supervision for each member of the safeguarding team with an external counsellor
  • Large free car park
  • Five minutes' walk to the train station (direct train to London Marylebone in 40 minutes)
  • Priority admission for school staff
  • 10% discount on pre-school places
  • 10% discount on Primary wraparound care
  • 25% discount on the use of the Lettings facilities (sport pitches, sports hall, drama studios, Community suite, party rooms)
  • State of the art gym for staff use
  • Access to local Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free employee assistance programme - 24/7 phone line for free emotional bereavement and financial concerns
  • Discount at local coffee shop
  • Free hot drinks in staff room. We love our Wellbeing Wednesdays, where we offer free pastries/cookies to all staff!
  • Financial support with any self-directed CPD such as Masters
  • 30 minutes to Bicester shopping village

Further details about the role

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Visits to the Academy to meet the Principal and existing DSL are strongly encouraged.

Safeguarding Statement

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and an online screening check. We also carry out Enhanced DBS checks every five years.

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About The Aylesbury Vale Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 19
School size
1777 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
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