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Inclusion Officer - DDSL

Ambitions Academies TrustBournemouth

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils.  All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.

We currently have the following vacancy at Oak Academy, Bournemouth  BH11 9JJ:

Post: Inclusion Officer

Post details: Permanent

Salary Scale:  Full time Equivalent Salary £21,322-£23,541 AAT Grade 5 SCP 10-15 to be paid pro-rata for 37 Hours Per week, Term Time only

Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to support colleagues to make rapid and sustained school improvement? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

This is an exciting opportunity to join Oak Academy within Ambitions Academies Trust.

Now is the perfect time to join a small and ambitious team of staff to work with us. This follows the exciting news in February that Oak has been selected by the DfE as one of the first 50 schools to be fully rebuilt as part of the current building programme. With work soon to start, we’ll watch with excitement as the new academy is built and finished to welcome students from September 2024.

Oak Academy is seeking to recruit a full time Inclusion Officer to improve the life outcomes and opportunities for our students and their families.

The role of the Inclusion Officer is to support the pastoral team with the management and response to behaviour and safeguarding. Primarily this includes working with individuals and/or small groups to resolve difficulties causing concern as quickly as possible to promote learning and well-being.

We require a passionate and committed colleague who has a willingness to:

  • promote and safeguard the welfare of pupils in your care or that you come into contact with, in accordance with the Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
  • act as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to ensure that the academy meets its statutory duty.
  • support and contribute to the work of the pastoral team in managing behaviour and safeguarding
  • foster and sustain collaborative links with relevant agencies, practitioners and the academy community
  • manage statutory returns to the Local Authority and Governing Body

The role will have a travel requirement and an enhanced DBS is necessary which will include clearance for visiting families in their homes.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th September 2021

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 20th September 2021

Start Date: ASAP

For an application form please visit our website:

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Please ensure you provide a complete history of your employment to date and ensure you include two referees, one of which must be the Headteacher/Principal/Lead of your current employment and one from an alternative employer or educational lead.

For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Richard Burgas, Principal

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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