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  • Start date details

    TBC - Asap

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,334.00 - £34,834.00 Annually (FTE) Pro Rata for hours and weeks worked

Support Assistant for Safeguarding job summary

Job description

Job title:

Support Assistant for Safeguarding


Grade: H6-H8, scale point range: points 14-26

Salary range: £27,334 - £34,834 (FTE)

Pro Rata: £21,800-£27,800 for hours and weeks worked

Hours / weeks:

35 hours / week, Term Time only plus 5 INSET days

Contract type:


Reports to:

Designated Safeguarding Lead / Designated Safeguarding Person

Job Purpose:

  • To provide day-to-day support to the Designated Safeguarding Lead and to work alongside Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads in order to keep all students safe.

  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy.

Student Support

  • Supporting students by encouraging a culture of listening to children.

  • Respond appropriately to disclosures of concerns which relate to the well-being of a child.

  • Maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken.

  • Review early help for students.

  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise for all staff on systems and processes.

  • Support dDSL on referrals and feedback.

  • Oversee the delivery of pupil interventions, where these are delivered at school.


  • Attend Safeguarding meetings as appropriate eg. CIN/ TAF meetings.

  • To liaise with parents, students, staff and external outside agencies either by phone, email or in person.

  • To deal with routine departmental administration, eg. letters, reports, scanning etc.

  • To provide administrative support for CPOMS.

  • To book and organise rooms for external and internal meetings.

Other Duties

  • To complete relevant Safeguarding training.

  • To ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times.

  • To be aware of and comply with appropriate policies and procedures.

The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. This role will be reviewed annually as part of the performance appraisal process and the post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

Westfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young people. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Person specification


Essential (or expected to train / qualify to that standard)

Qualifications & training

  • GCSE or equivalent

  • Proven on the job experience

Relevant experience

  • Experience of working with children

  • Experience in the use of CPOMS

  • Computer literate eg. Google Docs and Sheets

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build relationships with parents/carers, children and the departmental managers

  • An interest in the well-being and safeguarding of children and child protection matters

  • Ability to deal with sensitive situations with integrity and maintain confidentiality

  • The confidence and good judgement to manage situations

  • relating to the poor conduct/ behaviour of others towards a child

  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise

  • Flexible working and ability to multitask

  • Ability to successfully prioritise

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to challenge opinion, where necessary, and to drive the child protection agenda

  • Strong listening skills, confidentiality & integrity

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Problem-solving and creativity to deal with changing / conflicting deadlines and priorities

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield Academy and it's Trust Board fully recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children. We recognise that all members of the school community, including volunteers and Trustees, will at all times play a full and active part in protecting our students from harm.

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About Westfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westfield Academy. We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. During my time as Headteacher, our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in South West Herts.

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