An essential role in the Safeguarding of children has arisen At King Henry School. Safeguarding is the most important area that educators can contribute to and we are excited to be building on our excellent safeguarding team to exemplify a collaborative approach that our diverse student body deserves.
King Henry School is a popular non-selective Academy which caters for 1688 students, including over 250 in our successful Sixth Form in the heart of the London Borough of Bexley. You will be joining at an important time in our work as part of Odyssey Trust for Education alongside Townley Grammar School, enhancing your opportunities for career development and professional experience.
We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff as professionals as well as constantly striving to improve teaching and learning practice. We have ten CPD days over the academic year, weekly bespoke CPD for staff as well as a two-week half term in October. You will be respected as a professional colleague and work with inspirational students every day.
We believe that every student should have the opportunity to be extraordinary through developing academic, physical and emotional confidence. This means having the courage to take risks and learn from their mistakes. Success in education, as in sport, is the result of successive small failures followed by ever increasing challenges. As we tell our students; “Everything worth achieving is outside your comfort zone.”
Inclusion of all students is at the forefront of our work at King Henry School where we believe there should be no child left behind. The role of the Safeguarding Manager is key to achieving this; the right candidate will be passionately motivated to contribute to the safeguarding of children. Your may have experience or interest in the close links between attendance and welfare or you may thrive working alongside outside agencies and families to promote safety and success in children. You will be part of a team where responsibility and best practice are shared to deal with sensitive or complex issues. You will need strong, positive support in our school for such a sensitive role and we would expect you to seize the opportunity to have professional supervision supplied by the school; we believe that our students can only depend on well-supported staff.
Your career so far may have been in the classroom or as an associate staff member but pastoral provision for children will have underpinned the majority of your experience. You will be able to advocate for the most vulnerable in society as well as successfully motivating other adults whose role it is to help. You will embrace the ‘leveller’ that safeguarding is in schools and will be confident in working alongside all levels of management, colleagues and outside agencies. In doing so you will make long lasting improvements to the lives of vulnerable young people and their families. Our school development plan focusses on the attainment and experience of vulnerable groups, so your work will be valued and supported by all school stakeholders.
The school is located 15 minutes away from the Dartford Tunnel, M25 and Abbey Wood Crossrail and the A2 is 10 minutes away.
The position offers professional challenge and a rewarding opportunity supported by talented and dedicated colleagues. King Henry School is part of the new Odyssey Trust for Education with unprecedented collaborative support of Townley Grammar School to provide excellent professional development opportunities. With us, you can make a difference.
The school offers a full induction programme for all new members of staff with excellent professional development opportunities.
Closing date: 13th November 2020
Please note that early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.
The school is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The School operates a no smoking policy
King Henry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.