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Pastoral Lead

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17 Oct 2021

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We have an excellent opportunity for a Pastoral lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead. The role plays a vital part in offering practical help and emotional support to our pupils and their families experiencing short or long-term difficulties.

Contract type: 37 hours per week, term time only

Reporting to: Principal

Salary NJC L3 6-8 £19,698-£20,493 pro-rata £16,970-£17,655

Job Role Permanent, Term-time 5 INSET days Mon-Thur 8:30am-4:30pm Fri 8:30am-4pm

Job purpose

The Pastoral Lead will be responsible for safeguarding and child protection; behaviour and pastoral intervention across the school and nursery. The Pastoral Lead will be expected to work under less direct supervision and independently manage behaviour incidents, plan and deliver activities and work with families, staff and external agencies. Supporting for pupils and staff and working with families to improve school pupils' behaviour and wellbeing is fundamental in this role.

Raising the profile of safeguarding with the school so that all teachers, children, parents and visitors are aware of safeguarding issues and referrals

Working with staff and other agencies
  • Ensure staff can access and understand the school's child protection, safeguarding and behaviour policy and procedures (especially new and part time staff)
  • Inform the Principal of safeguarding issues
  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise for staff
  • ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
  • manage your own workload, administration and diary commitments
  • Understand the assessment process for providing early help and intervention
  • Develop a working knowledge of how local authorities conduct a child protection case conference and a child protection review conference
  • Attend and contribute to child protection case conferences effectively when required to do so

  • Undergo training to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role
  • Undergo Prevent training
  • Refresh knowledge and skills at least annually so remain up to date with any developments relevant to the role

Raise awareness
  • Ensure the school's child protection policies are known, understood and used appropriately
  • Work with the trust board to ensure the school child protection policy is reviewed annually (as a minimum) and the procedures and implementation are updated and reviewed regularly
  • Ensure the safeguarding policy is available and easily accessible to everyone in the school community
  • Link with the local safeguarding children board (LSCB) to make sure staff are aware of training opportunities and the latest local policies on safeguarding
  • Be alert to the specific needs of children, in particular those with special educational needs and young carers
  • Encourage a culture of listening to children among all staff, ensuring that children's feelings are heard where the school puts measures in place to protect them

Other areas of responsibility
  • Where children leave the school, securely transfer their child protection file to their new school as soon as possible, separately from the main pupil file
  • Monitor and tracker safeguarding and behaviour logs to identify trends in behaviours of pupils and groups of pupils
  • Liaise with the school and trust attendance team
  • Coach, mentor and motivate families to understand the benefits of relevant activities
  • Model best practice and always uphold the principles of confidentiality and data protection

All staff working in the Academy have a duty to safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare and all children and young people for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact within the course of their duties.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

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