Designated Safeguarding Lead/KS4 Pastoral Lead

Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 11 to Lead Practitioners range 15, £55,898 to £61,241
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

About the Job:
The Headmaster and Governors at Trinity Catholic High School are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher who will be the Designated Safeguarding Lead and KS4 Pastoral Lead at Trinity. As Assistant Headteacher, the role has wide-ranging responsibilities to ensure that all school policies, procedures and practices are consistently implemented. In particular, those relating to health and safety, inclusion and equal opportunity of staff, student and visitors to our school. As Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) you will take lead responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters that will promote the welfare of children across the school. As part of this, you will provide advice, support, guidance and training to colleagues on matters relating to child protection or safeguarding. The DSL will take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings and contribute to the assessment of children. The DSL will also liaise with relevant agencies such as the EWASS, the CAF Coordinator, local authority and police. As KS4 Pastoral Lead, you will be responsible to lead and develop the work of the KS4 Pastoral Team holding self and colleagues accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes. We require an inspirational, energetic and ambitious Assistant Headteacher, with proven leadership and management skills to effectively to lead pastoral provision at KS4 within our school.

About Our School:
Trinity Catholic High School is large Catholic comprehensive school situated in the London Borough of Redbridge and within the Diocese of Brentwood. Ofsted have ranked us as ‘outstanding’ on 5 consecutive occasions and we have a reputation for excellence
in all aspects of our service to the children in our school and the wider community. Our school’s inspection reports can be viewed on this link: The highest standards relating to Teaching and Learning are a feature of daily life at Trinity and these significantly and positively impact student progress and attainment. Trinity’s Section 48 report (January 2020) states that “Trinity Catholic High School is an outstanding school and a beacon of high-quality Catholic education. It has an excellent reputation in the local community and beyond and it is rightly seen as a flagship school for the Diocese of Brentwood”. The report also emphasises that “Catholic life at Trinity Catholic High School is outstanding and is of the highest quality” and “Every aspect of
Collective Worship at the school is outstanding”.

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher who is:
 An inspirational communicator capable of influencing and inspiring others to deliver excellence across all areas of school life.
 A leader with a successful track record of improving the quality of education through your leadership.
 Passionate and determined to lead on the implementation of School Improvement Strategies.
 Experienced and confident with the array of initiatives and developments in safeguarding, child protection and welfare.
 An energetic and driven leader who is passionate about enhancing and securing the highest levels of pastoral care and provision.
 Confident and demonstrates personal resilience, and role models those personal qualities we wish to instil in our students.
 Committed to the academic, spiritual, moral and personal development of all pupils.

We can offer the successful candidate:
 A welcoming school family, with a strong Catholic ethos, where all are valued.
 A commitment to professional development and career progression opportunities.
 Support from dedicated governors, hardworking staff, committed parents and very well-behaved students.
 Opportunity to work with professional and dedicated staff who are committed to providing high quality education for all children.
 Commitment from the Headmaster and the SLT that teaching will flourish and barriers to learning will always be removed.

Applications: Download our application form from our website: If you
have any queries, please contact Mrs Gillary on 020 8504 3419 (ext.170) or email for further details.

Trinity Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note, due to high volumes of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1712 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Trinity Catholic High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0TP