Leader of Inclusion and Welfare - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Leader of Inclusion and Welfare

Closing date: 03/02/2020
Salary: £ UPS1 with TLR

Job description:

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave

Location: Huntingdon Academy, Nottingham

Huntingdon Academy is an outstanding school and one of the founding Academies L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, the Trust was established in 2011 with a clear aim: to deliver outstanding school leadership to release every pupil’s full potential. All our principals and people passionately believe in the power of partnership working as a catalyst for exceptional education. Recognised by Ofsted as a leading academy sponsor, the Trust comprises 25 schools across Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Lincoln and Sheffield.

We are an extremely inviting and vibrant school where children enjoy learning alongside parents and the wider community being fully engaged and supportive.  The Academy provides an inspiring environment that creates aspirations for both children and staff members to reach their full potential.  The school environment is culturally diverse and is one of inclusion, which understands each individual child’s unique talent.

Huntingdon Academy has a proven track record of developing staff members to achieve their career aspirations.  The Academy and L.E.A.D Academy Trust is fully committed to providing outstanding support and CPD to its staff members, and this is an area of strength of the Head of School.

We are currently recruiting for a Leader of Inclusion and Welfare to lead on Safeguarding and all matters regarding pupils with SEND.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Having a strategic overview of provisions for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provisions
  •  As DSL you will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school including strategy discussions, inter-agency meetings and supporting the assessment of children
  • Providing professional guidance and support to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies

To be successful, you will have:

  • Qualified teacher status with significant experience in the primary sector
  •  Experience of dealing with safeguarding issues in a school as DSL, Deputy DSL or DSP
  •  Experience of using Myconcern
  • Expert knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people, including knowledge of the responsibilities of schools and other agencies
  •  Excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail, in order to produce reports, take minutes of meetings, and document safeguarding concerns
  • Knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice, equal opportunities and disability discrimination legislation and how these apply to pupils with Statements as well as those without

For further information and an application pack please contact Kim Barker, School Business Manager at The Academy, on 0115 9156841 or e-mail admin@huntingdonacademy.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd February 2020

Interviews expected to be held: Tuesday 11th February

Proposed start date: ASAP/1st May 2020

The Job Description and Person Spec can be found here

To apply please click here

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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