Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is a Good school , which is defined equally by its high academic achievements and its warmth and inclusivity. Our vision is that all Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy students will be exceptional learners, experiencing a world class education.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, to join our dedicated and committed Pastoral Team. You need to be determined to drive up standards, have a positive approach to your work life and be committed to making a difference to the Safeguarding of our students.
We are looking for:
- A self-motivated, energetic individual with the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.
- Someone who possesses exceptional literacy skills, works well under pressure, is able to meet deadlines, use their own initiative and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
- An enthusiastic and innovative team player dedicated to sharing good practice and taking full advantage of all opportunities to develop their skills.
- An inclusive individual, with the knowledge and experience to ensure the safeguarding of our students.
- Someone with a sense of humour, who understands the importance of developing a positive culture in our organisation.
Responsibilities will include:
- S upport the DSL and deputy DSL in taking a lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across
- Support with strategy discussions and interagency
meetings and contribute to the assessment of children.
- Advise and support
other members of staff on child welfare and child protection matters and liaise
with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.
- The DSL and Deputy DSLs will liaise
regularly to monitor and action all safeguarding matters and concerns.
- Inform the Headteacher/DSL
of safeguarding issues, especially ongoing enquiries into whether a child is at
risk of harm, and police investigations.
- Have relevant knowledge and
skills to identify, understand, and respond to specific harm including risks to
children with SEND, the impact of adversity and trauma, and the risks of online
We will guarantee:
- Professional and personal development;
- Excellent support from an experienced team;
- Friendly staff and motivated students;
- A comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities;
- Innovative approaches to reducing workload, improving wellbeing and work-life balance whilst retaining high standards;
- An empowered workforce with a genuine voice in improving the Academy further;
- A unified, dedicated and supportive team of staff
- Support from creative and innovative colleagues that will ensure your professional practice continues to develop.
If you share the academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and our community, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2023
Interviews to be held week commencing: TBC
Start date: As soon as possible
Visits to the academy are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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