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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,279.00 - £33,324.00 Annually (FTE) Advantage Schools Support Staff Scale Points 11-24 (£22,804-£28,918 - Actual Salary)

Safeguarding & Welfare Officer job summary

Permanent - 37 hours per week (Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-3.30pm Fridays) Term Time Only (including 5 Training Days) 39 weeks per year – 0.8678 FTE

We are seeking an inspirational, dedicated and passionate Safeguarding & Welfare Officer to join our highly effective Pastoral team. The successful candidate will join our highly effective team and share our values of aspiration, honesty and respect.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To represent the school at external multi agency safeguarding meetings, creating new links with external support agencies to refer pupils as appropriate

To act as one of the points of contact for external agencies relating to safeguarding issues

To request, collate and share any information or paperwork required for safeguarding or welfare cases

Ensure that Elstow School meets the statutory obligations for record keeping and transfer of files

To carry out administration of any safeguarding or welfare concerns and provide reports as necessary

To support the DSL and Inclusion team in making referrals to external agencies including Police, Children’s Social Care, Housing and Mental Health Services as appropriate

For more details on the role please look at the Job Description for the post.


We are a two-form entry school with a great reputation and good outcomes. We believe that ‘given the right circumstances, all children are capable of extraordinary things’. We are passionate about ensuring the highest quality of education by means of a fully enriched knowledge-based curriculum, training and development for all staff which embodies a high challenge, low threat ethos, and high expectations of behaviour across the school, supported by SLT.

Our school values of ‘We care, we share, we do our best’ drive what we do every single day to ensure that we give our pupils the best possible education.

At Elstow School we emphasise the importance of kindness, civility, and inclusivity in a text-rich, teacher-led learning environment. We want our pupils to leave our primary schools equipped for success in the next stage of their educational journey, and to achieve this we teach an academic curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to enrichment for all. We prioritise the teaching of powerful knowledge in our curriculum; knowledge that is transformational, taking children beyond learning that can be easily acquired through their everyday experience, and providing them with the tools they need to make sense of and navigate the world around them as educated citizens.

We believe in pro-actively supporting pupils to successfully achieve high standards of conduct, resulting in very high expectations, and a calm and consistent learning environment where pupils feel safe, valued and can thrive. We think this makes for a warm and happy school, where teachers can teach and pupils can learn, but moreover enables us to give pupils the foundations they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives.


Our values are aspiration, honesty and respect and our vision is to create a family of exceptional schools, within which students are empowered and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We currently run five schools in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted outstanding), Houstone School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School (primary, Ofsted good), Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) and Laburnum School. Our pupils will leave our schools prepared for a fulfilling life, including the opportunity to go to a great university and pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our network of schools teach an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to enrichment for all.

We achieve our goals through the recruitment and retention of the best colleagues and school leaders, developing talent through sector-leading professional learning. We foster collaborative work, both across our trust and our extensive network of professional contacts, to ensure our staff can learn from and contribute significantly to the wider educational system.

We believe great staff make a great school, so we look after our colleagues well. We value hard work, but we do all we can to identify and eliminate unnecessary workload that could result in burnout.

For more detail please look at the job description and person specification.

We reserve the right to interview and close applications early should a suitable candidate apply.

For more details please look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing Date: 09.00, Monday 15 July 2024 although we reserve the right to close the position and interview early should a suitable candidate apply.

Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicants will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicants will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

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About Elstow School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
410 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

In 2017, Elstow School was proud to join Bedford Free School and become part of an exceptional offer to families in Bedford.

Elstow School offers a truly enriched and academic curriculum. We really do believe that our pupils can go on to achieve extraordinary things.

We take our values of We Care, We Share, We do our best, very seriously. They underpin our routines, our curriculum, and what we strive to develop in our pupils.

We work hard on our culture in which the highest expectations and aspirations surround all of our pupils, delivering on our families’ demand for excellent educational opportunities.

We deliver a knowledge-based curriculum to enable our children to go on to excel at secondary school and beyond. We make sure that the latest research informed practice guides our teaching development and this in turn means that the lessons are coherent.

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