DSL - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sandwell Valley SchoolSandwell

Sandwell Valley School is a small innovative, thriving school which was established in July 2016. We are a ‘Good’ Ofsted rated independent school offering alternative provision to young people in Sandwell.  Our aim is to facilitate a culture whereby pupil’s knowledge and understanding are developed in order to promote their self-belief and respect in their own abilities.

We provide valuable care and support to young people within KS3 and KS4 focusing on building relationships and trust, concentrating on their mental health and wellbeing, and enabling them to achieve academically. Students are able to undertake a range of qualifications including GSCE’s, Functional skills, ESOL and awards in Life Skills. 

We pride ourselves on our close 'family ethos' with staff dedicated as a team to providing the right support for the pupils and with this in mind are looking to expand on the curriculum specialisms they can offer pupils for the new academic year.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent practitioner to the role of DSL – Designed Safeguarding Lead, to take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school. You will be involved in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children. 

You will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare and child protection matters and liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.

You will have previous experience of managing safeguarding in a school or other relevant organisation and have knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people. You will ideally have completed Level 3 training in Safeguarding. 

Whilst we are currently unable to accept visits to the school, we welcome communications from prospective applicants.

For more information, and to request an application pack including job description and person specification, please contact Alison Clements at Hays Education:

M: 07713 388 230

E: sandwellvalley@hays.com

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 1st March 2021.

Sandwell Valley School is committed to the protection and safety of its students. An enhanced DBS will be required before commencement in the post.

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