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Head of Year and Safeguarding Lead

Wreake Valley Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 10, Pts 23-26 (£31,134 to £34,734 per annum)
Start Date
As soon as possible
8th December 2022 09:00 AM
Contract Type
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Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1289720

Head of Year and Safeguarding Lead

Wreake Valley Academy


Contracted Hrs: 37

Working Wks: 52

Grade: Grade 10, Pts 23 to 26

Salary: £31,134 to £34,734 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Do you have experience of working in a pastoral role?

Do you have a passion to ensure pupils are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential?

Can you develop positive relationships with our families and external agencies?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join Wreake Valley Academy as Head of Year and Safeguarding Lead. The Head of Year and Safeguarding Lead is responsible for the pastoral care of the pupils in a particular year group and the management and administration of safeguarding within the school, as Deputy Safeguarding Lead. The post holder will also be responsible for proactively supporting all pupils to ensure their social, emotional and behavioural needs are addressed and supported as appropriate.

This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to encourage, guide and support student wellbeing and academic achievement to ensure they achieve to the best of their ability.

The ideal candidate will:

• Be educated to degree level or equivalent and have evidence of recent training/relevant experience in child protection and safeguarding

• Have experience of working with multi agencies to enhance child protection and safeguarding procedures.

• Have experience of leading, developing and motivating staff

• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Have the ability to lead and motivate staff in order to in order to secure high levels of safeguarding vigilance across the school.

In return we offer:

• Opportunity to work within a supportive team

• Opportunities for career development with access to apprenticeship and training schemes

• Generous annual leave entitlements

• Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (24% contribution by the employer)

• Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)

• Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme

• Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination


If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Head Teacher, Tim Marston prior to applying.

To apply for this position:

1. Apply using the online application form

2. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position

Application Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 8th December 2022

Provisional Interview Date: Tuesday 13th December 2022

We look forward to receiving your application!


Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.
Wreake Valley Academy

Wreake Valley Academy

Part of Bradgate Education Partnership

Bradgate Education Partnership