Required from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Governors of this popular, successful and highly over–subscribed 11-16 High School are seeking to appoint a committed, personable and motivated Safeguarding in Education Officer to contribute towards the efficient operation of the school. We require an enthusiastic and hardworking person who is committed to delivering a high-class service in safeguarding advice and support on all safeguarding related issues in school.
This post is permanent and hours of work are 29 hours 36 mins per week over 4 days, term-time only plus 10 days.
This role will involve taking responsibility for providing high quality safeguarding advice and support on all safeguarding related issues in school. You will possess an extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding children with a strong background in schools, education or children’s social care in order to provide practical and emotional support to The Elton High School children, their families, carers and staff. You will be responsible for and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2022) reiterated the strengths that had been confirmed in the previous report (2017) and are firmly embedded across our school. The inspection team noted that ‘pupils are proud to attend’ Elton with an established culture of ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve’. Our students achieve well, with the inspectors being particularly impressed with the climate for learning and behaviour of our students – their ‘positive behaviour at all times is characteristic of the respectful culture of this school [and] their positive conduct reflects leaders’ high standards’.
We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice while we have a constant focus on ensuring that all of our team feel supported to give of their best and to have a work life balance. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to promoting the wellbeing of everyone in our school community, and to ensuring a work / life balance for our staff.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Application forms and further details are obtainable from the school website http://www.eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk and returnable to Mrs J Filkins, School Business Manager, The Elton High School, Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancs, BL8 1RN (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10:00am on Monday 22 August 2022.