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    30 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Salary Range Grade F, Point 30-42 £30,127 - £37,691 Term time only, plus 4 weeks

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are on the lookout for an outstanding safeguarding and family support lead, who is extremely passionate about making a difference to pupil’s and their families. Our ideal candidate will be a role model to our pupils who have a barrier to their learning whilst ensuring our school systems continue to be robust in accurately recording and documentingall cases of Child Protection and Safeguarding.

The successful candidate will work directly with the children in need and their families to ensure the best outcomes for all pupils.

We have strong links with our parents, and the role is to build on this to co-ordinate and deliver support in partnership with key services. To be efficient with IT, work as part of a team and on their own initiative, whilst having a clear understanding of confidentiality to safeguard all children.

The successful candidate will maintain high quality support for our pupils it is necessary to have skills to communicate effectively, liaise with colleagues, external agencies and school partners to support strategic development and share good practice.

High Point is committed to staff development and a comprehensive package of CPD and support will enable applicants to quickly develop their skills alongside our experienced and supportive staff.

At High Point we have two curriculum pathways “Connectors” and “Developers”. Students on our Developer pathway typically are working at least 3 years below age related expectations and their formal curriculum is focussed around developing independence life and functional skills. Our Students on our Connector pathway are working at 2 years below age related up to age related expectations.

What the school offers its staff

Forward Education Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff. To do this, we have an Employee Value Proposition offering a range of benefits to help our staff on a personal and professional level, which includes:

Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer ContributionFET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefitsPaid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partnerEmployee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideasSalary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work SchemeAccess to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-beingComprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal systemEasy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with CurrysEnhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultationsPersonal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resourcesAccess to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerksOccupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staffStaff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleaguesMental Health First AidersPolicies being developed to support positive health & well-being: Family Friendly Working, Special Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, MenopauseStaff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and valuesA commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children

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About High Point Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

High Point Academy opened in September 2021 for children and young people aged 11-16 years who all have an Education Health and Care Plan and a diagnosis of Autism. The school is part of Forward Education Trust, who specialise in SEN provision. We are increasing our pupil numbers in September 2023 which has allowed for this fantastic new role.

Arranging a visit to High Point Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiry@highpoint.fet.ac.

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