Deputy Head of Safeguarding and Attendance

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Deputy Head of Safeguarding and Attendance

Chatham, Kent
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
Full Time
TSAT Grade E - £26,281 - £29,578
13th October 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
27th October 2021 11:59 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1182624

Deputy Head of Safeguarding and Attendance

Primary Location: Trust Central Offices,

New Horizon’s Children’s Academy

Contract: Full Time – Permanent,

Salary: TSAT Grade E - £26,281 - £29,578

Closing date: 27th October 2021

We are looking for a Deputy of Safeguarding and Attendance to assist the Head of Safeguarding in developing and maintaining The Thinking Schools Academy Trust strategic, policy and operational priorities.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to assist on best practice safeguarding and attendance across the Trust. You will be offering advice, training and support to our schools Designated Safeguarding Leads.

 Responsibilities of the role:

  • For further details, please see the attached JD and person specification
  • Supporting the Head of Safeguarding to ensure that the trust has in place clear and effective policies, procedures, systems, resources, training, advice and support to maintain and uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and child attendance in our schools.
  • Assisting in coordinating the review of the Safeguarding Policy, as well as safeguarding and attendance audits across the Trust.
  • Ensuring the trust has up-to-date knowledge of legislation and statutory expectations linked to child safeguarding, attendance and punctuality at school as well as exclusion.
  • Carry out monitoring visits to support, review, assess and audit the development of safeguarding and attendance at school processes, structures and systems
  • Support the auditing of Single Central Records
  • Arrange and chair DSL forums
  • Liaising with Headteachers regarding projects to proactively support good school attendance and safeguarding

What you will need to succeed:

  • Experience and understanding in the field of safeguarding children
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Appropriate safeguarding training and up-to-date knowledge of Safeguarding and Attendance legislation and guidance
  • An ability to interpret and translate legislation, with an understanding of how to deliver a quality safeguarding and welfare provision in an efficient measured manner.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication
  •  Report writing and organisational skills

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a large organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size
  • Employees who join our Trust can also benefit from a discounted price of £10 per month membership of the TSAT gym, which is conveniently located on site at Holcombe Grammar School in Chatham.
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of area

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our friendly schools at the start of a new and exciting time, then please apply today!

If you would like to arrange an informal conversation to discuss the role in more detail please contact Lee Lucas.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check


Safeguarding Statement:

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust * is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust