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Parent Partnership & Safeguarding Lead - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Danecourt School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-7031-45S
  • Posted:27/06/2022
  • Pay:Grade B1 - £22,948 - £29,929 per annum
  • Start Date:30th August 2022
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:19th July 2022


Contract: 37 hours per week for 39 weeks per year - this is a Fixed Term Contract until the end of Term 2, with the potential to be extended to a permanent contract. 

We are looking for a conscientious professional with excellent people skills who will work in partnership with our families and outside agencies. The successful candidate will work within the Danecourt Safeguarding Team and will report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or an allocated Deputy DSL.  

The Parent Partnership and Safeguarding Lead will work to support the Safeguarding Team in the maintenance of high-quality systems, including monitoring and evaluating procedures, effective provision and the co-ordination of services and support for vulnerable pupils. The successful candidate will be joining a well- established team of designated safeguarding leaders and play an instrumental role in safeguarding the pupils that attend Danecourt and their families.

The successful candidate will have extensive recent experience in a similar role, ideally gained from previous work within schools or Social Care, Health, Education or Police. They will build strong relationships with professionals, parents, carers, pupils and other key stakeholders in the Danecourt community. Candidates must have an understanding of children's safeguarding issues including the most recent KCSIE.

Required Skills and Experience:  

  • A minimum of Safeguarding Children Level 3  
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities 
  • Knowledge of educational provision EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2  
  • Knowledge of Early Help and Social services provision for families. Knowledge of Child Protection processes and legislation as well as Child In Need.  
  • Knowledge of child development and impact of Adverse Childhood experiences.  
  • Working Knowledge of SEN 
  • Willingness to undertake further training.

Personal Qualities: 

  • The ability to forge good relationships in a non-judgemental and sensitive manner. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information. 
  • Ability to weigh up consequences quickly, in order to make timely decisions. 
  • The ability to empathise, to remain calm whilst working under pressure, patience, creative and proactive. 

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Information about the school

Danecourt Special School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

We are a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The children who attend Danecourt have a wide breadth of need including complex learning difficulties, autism and social emotional mental health needs.

At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a ‘stimulating learning environment where every individual is valued, respected, safe and successful’. All pupils receive a personalised curriculum tailored to meet their specific needs.

The highly trained staff team maintains high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all reach their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils needs and as a result, they make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

If you are interested in working with us come and visit, meet some of the pupils and staff to experience for yourself the quality of education given to all of our children and the unique atmosphere throughout our school.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).