Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Northamptonshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Laxton Junior SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Head of Laxton Junior School invites suitable candidates to apply for the post of Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead, to take effect from September 2019.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Laxton Junior School as well as leading our approach to safeguarding and child protection. They will provide full support to the Head, stepping up into the role in their absence, embodying the values of the School and helping to shape its future direction through the ongoing development of the whole school strategic plan. 

 Working with and supporting others will form a key component of the role, as the Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead will need to engage, support and inspire our community of children, families, staff and governors. Indeed, the successful candidate will develop strong relationships with all stakeholders, which will enable them to have impact across the School and support others to do the same.

This is a demanding and challenging role, requiring the successful candidate to manage a wide variety of responsibilities and work efficiently and effectively under pressure to ensure that the School is able to function at its best at all times.

At Laxton Junior School, the successful candidate will find a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff, who work hard and give everything to ensure the children enjoy the very best of educational experiences. There is very much a family feel to working at LJS, and this contributes to the warm and welcoming environment that makes our school a wonderful and extraordinary place to work. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented, dedicated and inspiring individual with a forward-thinking and passionate approach to education, to contribute to the future development and continuous improvement of a school with big ambitions for its future, and to help shape the quality and direction of Laxton Junior School for years to come.

An application pack and job descriptions are attached and can also be downloaded from our website  

Application Closing Date: 9.00am, 22nd February

First Round Interviews: 4th and 5th March

Final Round Interview: 11th March

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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More about Laxton Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: East Road, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1832 277275
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Laxton Junior School is an independent, co-educational day school, with 260 children aged 4 to 11, in the beautiful market town of Oundle. We are part of The Corporation of Oundle School and, therefore, as stated by The Corporation’s Royal Charter, o...