Senior Safeguarding Lead, Kirklees

Closing date:

Moor End AcademyKirklees

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Start date: 1st November 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 10 SCP 27 £27,162 (37 hours, term time plus 2 weeks)
Contract term: Permanent

Looking for a position in a school that is as committed to the continued development and support of its teaching staff as it is to its pupils?

Here at Moor End Academy we are committed to developing all staff within their roles and creating opportunities for further career progression. Every employee of Moor End Academy has access to the Teachers Pension Scheme or West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

The Academy uses Schools Advisory Service as our cover insurer and included in this is a number of wellbeing benefits for all members of staff. These benefits include a stress counselling service, physiotherapy service, cancer support service and a 24 hour GP Helpline. Wellbeing Benefits including annual flu vaccinations, fresh fruit for staff, staff exercise classes and much more!

Safeguarding at Moor End Academy

At Moor End Academy we believe firmly that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Our staff receive regular training to ensure they are updated with any changes in legislation and to ensure that we have the knowledge required to keep our students and staff safe. Our students also benefit from safeguarding training to ensure that they are confident in being able to keep themselves safe. We use CPoms as our recording system and all of our staff are trained in its use and are able to record concerns. An enhanced level is used by the pastoral team and key senior staff. 

We do, however, have a designated safeguarding team which currently consists of a deputy DSL, an early support worker, two members of the senior leadership team and a designated governor. The evidence of the impact and quality of safeguarding at the academy taken from stakeholder feedback is very strong. The team has excellent links with external agencies, works hard to maintain relationships and is well regarded locally; safeguarding is a real strength of the academy. 

You will be supported at the academy and be able to liaise with and be supported by other safeguarding leads within the Trust at termly meetings. We are a vibrant and hard-working team which is extremely passionate about what we do. Should you wish to join and lead this team you will need to have the capacity to work at both an operational and strategic level.

Judged Outstanding in every OFSTED category in 2012 we have a track record of excellence both in terms of student outcomes and professional development.

If you are interested by the prospect of this exciting opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd September 2019

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS. 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.





More about Moor End Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 5JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 222230
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Moor End is a converter Academy that opened on 17th August 2011. We converted as an outstanding school. Prior to this we were a community school. Moor End is a National Support school. Our CEO, Jane Acklam, OBE is a National Leader of Education. We p...