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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,296.00 Annually (FTE) £28,461 p.a. Actual salary (Term time plus 4 weeks)

Operational DSL job summary


DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD – OPERATIONAL

(non-teaching)

Salary - £30,296 (FTE)

Actual Salary - £28,461

Term time plus 4 weeks

Hours of work: 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Commencing ASAP

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, calm and caring professional to join our team. The Designated Safeguarding Lead – Operational will work within the Safeguarding team, assisting the existing Operational DSL and Senior DSL with safeguarding and child protection across Watling Academy.

You will be part of operational discussions and inter-agency meetings and assist in the assessment of children. You will triage all referrals from staff and prioritise actions, advising and supporting all members of staff on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters. You will liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police when necessary.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience of a similar role within the education system or other relevant organisation involved in safeguarding and the protection of children, but full training will be provided.

Watling Academy was judged as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in May 2023 and is a purpose-built 11-18 secondary school in its fourth year of operation, located within the Whitehouse development on the western expansion area of Milton Keynes. The Academy will have 1800 students when at full capacity. Watling Academy is part of the Denbigh Alliance MAT.

The Denbigh Alliance has a track record of delivering academic success in subjects which offer students a real currency to progress into higher education or employment. We consistently outperform the Milton Keynes and national averages in terms of the results our students achieve. This academic success is built on the supportive, well-disciplined and dynamic learning environment we provide, which enables our students to focus on their studies. We believe that for a School to succeed there needs to be a genuine spirit of partnership between students, the Schoolandparents.

We are a Maths Hub, Computing Hub and SCITT and amongst the best in the country in terms ofraising standards, both within our Trust and in the schools that we support.

If you would like to join our team then please visit our website, www.watling.academy for more information and to download an application form. Application forms should be emailed to hr@thedenbighalliance.org.uk

Application forms only will be accepted - please do not send CVs.

The Denbigh Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

E-mail: hr@thedenbighalliance.org.uk

Headteacher: Mr I Bacon

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 19th April 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Watling Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
841 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Watling Academy is a purpose-built secondary school in its second year of operation, located within the Whitehouse development on the western expansion area of Milton Keynes. The Academy will have 1800 students when at full capacity. Watling Academy is part of the Denbigh Alliance MAT.

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