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Director of Safeguarding

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
09/06/2020 08:30
£35,934 - £37,849
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Job details 

Closing date:
9 Jun

Further information

Salary: FSD 12 Points 33-35 £35,934 - £37,849

Following the appointment of the existing postholder to a senior role within a Local Authority, we wish to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated Director of Safeguarding to make a real impact in this rapidly improving school. The school has undergone significant change over the last three years with improving outcomes, a new ethos & uniform, excellent student behaviour and a 35% increase in the school roll. Some of these changes were reflected in a positive Ofsted inspection in May 2018, where our leadership & management, 6th form, and students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, were all graded “Good”. Our safeguarding processes have been recognised as a significant strength over this time and the successful candidate must possess energy and vision, as well as exceptional technical knowledge, to continue our strong practice in this area.

This is a non-teaching post; our current postholder had a background in the probation service and we expect those applying to have safeguarding experience in education, social services, the NHS or elsewhere.

We appreciate that each applicant will come with their own particular strengths but a commitment to strong pastoral care and guidance, and a willingness to learn, train and develop professionally are all essential. You will be part of the Senior Leadership Team in school and we can offer you the opportunity to work with a talented and supportive team of professionals. Our pastoral team in 2020 will consist of Heads of Year and Pastoral Managers in each year group, and two deputy DSLs in addition to admin, SEN, attendance and behaviour professionals, working in newly refurbished offices.

Framwellgate School Durham is a rapidly growing 11-18 non-selective secondary school within a Multi Academy Trust. The school roll is set to have increased by 35% in three years and by September 2020 we expect to have more than 1320+ students on roll.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team. We are looking for someone with a caring, empathetic but firm manner who has an excellent understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice in keeping children safe.

The closing date for applications is 8.30am on Tuesday 9th June 2020

Shortlisting will take place over the course of that week, with interviews scheduled to take place in w/c 15th June. The exact nature and timing of these interviews will depend on the current health crisis. We are sorry that we are unable to offer pre-application visits but if you have any questions about the role then please get in touch.

Framwellgate School Durham is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS and Section 128 clearance will be required for this post, together with completion of a pre-employment health questionnaire.

The Excel Academy Partnership
at Framwellgate School Durham
Newton Drive
Tel: (0191) 3866628
Email: Thompson.f@framdurham.com

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