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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£11,627.00 - £12,670.00 Annually (Actual) Hours/weeks: 18 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Safeguarding Leader job summary

Woodfield Primary School is currently looking to recruit an outstanding, committed, and driven Safeguarding Leader.

The Safeguarding Leader will have experience in an education and/or safeguarding environment and be able to work as part of a dedicated team to ensure pupils' needs are met and families are well supported.

The successful candidate will need to be a flexible team player and have a passion for placing pupils at the heart of all decisions. They will also need the ability to provide exceptional support to the pastoral team.

It is essential that the successful candidate has an understanding of multi-agency working to impact positively on the outcomes for children, and also have a secure knowledge and understanding of SEND and the challenges that SEND children face.

We are looking for a Safeguarding Leader who will:

Maintain high levels of confidentiality in all matters

Use a relational, trauma informed approach when working with and supporting pupils

Support children to know that their wishes and views have been heard and valued

Develop strong working relationships with parents, whilst remaining able to hold them to account when necessary

Listen to staff’s safeguarding concerns and offer support on next steps

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

Be an emotionally available adult to support pupils, ensuring they are safe and ready to access learning

About the School

Woodfield Primary and Nursery is a one form entry school, for children between 2 and 12 years old, in the heart of the Whitleigh community. We have a fantastically committed team of staff who are supportive, compassionate and driven to achieve the very best for the children in our care. At Woodfield, we use a relational approach in all our provision and practices to ensure that the environment is welcoming, inclusive and that everyone feels valued. We also have a wonderful outside space that enables us to provide a range of opportunities to enhance the learning.

The Woodfield Way are the building blocks that represent all the areas that we believe are essential to support children to be successful.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes that would bring additional strengths to our team to ensure that children are ready to learn, aim high and achieve success we would love to hear from you.

About the Trust

The Learning Academies Trust is a family of 18 schools across Plymouth and surrounding areas, dedicated to delivering outstanding education to all our children, whatever their starting point or background. Our Trust’s mission is:

Together we will… work with our children, families, and communities to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all our children

As part of the trust, we will support you to learn and develop, providing outstanding CPD and opportunities for collaboration between schools within the trust sharing resources, expertise and knowledge.

Further information about the position, the trust and the benefits we offer can be found in the attached recruitment pack.

To request a tour of the school or to discuss the role in anyway please contact the school on the number above.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. If there are no vacancies currently, but you would like to register your interest for future vacancies, please join our talent pool and we will be in touch as soon as we have a suitable position.

Please note, the closing date is for guidance only. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at the earliest available opportunity. Learning Academies Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

With 18 individual primary schools, the Learning Academies Trust is the largest primary school trust in Plymouth and the first education employer in Plymouth to achieve the Livewell Southwest Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award. The Trust is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all staff and is proud to work closely with official bodies to ensure we have a holistic approach to staff wellbeing.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a questionnaire about any convictions or adult cautions that are unspent. Guidance will be given to those shortlisted. Appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

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)
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 Woodfield Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
268 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Woodfield Primary is a school where every child is a valued individual, where everyone aims high and where lifelong learning is prioritised and promoted.

We are committed to inspire, support and encourage all children to be confident, independent learners equipped for the future, take pride in what they do, persevere and achieve their full potential.

We enable Woodfield children to respect themselves and others and become responsible members of the wider community.

In partnership with parents and the community, Woodfield Primary will work together to provide whatever it takes to ensure that we “Learn today for success tomorrow."

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