3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 April 2021 at 11:59 am

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale L16-L20 [depending on relevant experience]

Job summary

Required for September 2021

Helston Community College, part of the Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust, are seeking a highly competent and ambitious senior leader, who is ready to take on a new challenge, fulfilling a major role within our Senior Leadership team. The successful candidate will lead in all aspects of school improvement related to Safeguarding, Welfare and Inclusion, and will be the College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

We are looking for someone who has a proven ability in strategic thinking and outstanding leadership, ensuring the College continues to provide high quality education for all our children in a caring, inclusive environment. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience as a Designated Safeguarding Lead at senior leadership level.

We want to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with extensive knowledge/experience of:

• safeguarding protocols and a commitment to inclusive education;
• establishing strong pastoral systems;
• building capacity for highly effective teaching and learning.

We are seeking to appoint someone who:

• will ensure the College is always fully compliant in all areas of safeguarding;
• can lead this area of our work with kindness, warmth and dynamism, but also with total
clarity, relentless consistency and a refusal to accept anything other than the very
highest possible standards;
• can establish what is working well, identify where improvements are needed, then make
change happen in a way that will lead others to join you;
• is a reflective practitioner, keen to develop and progress, both as a teacher and a leader;
• will share and support the College and the Trust’s commitment to provide an all-round,
outstanding education for all our students.

We are committed to promoting aspiration, encouraging ambition and ensuring achievement within a values-driven ethos.

Helston Community College and Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references and a DBS disclosure at the enhanced level.

Helston Community College and Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applying for the job

To find out more about the College and to download an application form, please see the vacancies page of our website at : www.helston.cornwall.sch.uk. Alternatively, application forms can be emailed direct to aatkinson@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs and only applications submitted on an application form will be considered.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01326 572685

About Helston Community College

At Helston Community College, our students matter: each one an individual, valued and appreciated. We are ambitious for all of our students and are committed to providing a learning experience that consists of high challenge combined with appropriate support, and effective teaching in a safe and disciplined environment.

Our College is a place where doors of opportunity are opened for young people, and we encourage them to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way. We provide a diverse curriculum, allowing students to develop knowledge, skills and talents in a broad range of subject areas. We challenge students’ thinking and encourage them to learn from setbacks, so that they become resilient learners who can respond effectively to future challenges. We urge our students to believe in themselves, to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, and to work hard so that they achieve their very best.

Helston Community College is part of the Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust, which was established on 1st June 2017. The College's ethos and work is under-pinned by the co-operative values: self–help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity; and the co-operative ethical principles: honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. The Trust works together to improve and enhance opportunities for all young people in the local community.

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College
If you would like any further details then please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager via email: aatkinson@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College

Informal telephone calls with the Headteacher can be arranged and visits to the College are welcomed. Please contact Angela Atkinson to discuss further.

Email: aatkinson@helston.cornwall.sch.uk
Phone: 01326 572685

School location

Church Hill, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8NR

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