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Job Salary
Grade 6 (scp 22-26) £26,975 £30,984 (pro-rata)
Brightside Nursery Infant School
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Closing date

Brightside Nursery Infant School is dedicated to providing high quality education and has earned a place in the heart of generations of children and families. We are an inclusive, caring and happy school with a very positive ethos and atmosphere. We have high expectations, a passion for learning and a proven track record of supporting all children successfully to maximise their full potential.

‘Pupils make outstanding progress in this vibrant and happy school and leave Year 2 with above average levels of attainment.’ (OFSTED June 2013)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our team from September 2022 on a full-time and permanent basis. We are seeking to recruit someone special who has the appropriate.

The DSL will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school (including online safety). They will take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children.

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

Some safeguarding activities may be delegated to deputies, but the DSL will retain ultimate lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection along with the Headteacher.

The successful candidate will have relevant and successful experience of:

  • Managing safeguarding referrals
  • Working with staff and other agencies
  • Managing the Child Protection file
  • Holding and sharing information.

He/She will:

  • be proactive, motivated and flexible
  • be prepared to prioritise and take a lead
  • have up to date significant knowledge of safeguarding policies, procedures and practices, including attendance
  • have excellent people skills
  • be an effective communicator

We can offer the opportunity to:

  • work in a culturally diverse community
  • work in a well managed and resourced school
  • work with active and enthusiastic children, supportive staff, governors and parents
  • work in an outstanding school where ‘children are cherished’ (Ofsted 2013).
  • receive full training to advanced safeguarding level.

Visits to the school and discussions with a member of the SLT are welcome.

Please phone 0114 2441826 to make an appointment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.