Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual who is looking for the next step in their career and wants to join a growing school at an exciting time of transition.

The Assistant Head (Pastoral) & DSL reports directly to the Headmaster, will be a member of the school’s Senior Management Team and will chair the safeguarding and pastoral committees. In conjunction with the Headmaster and SMT, the Assistant Head (Pastoral) will help to develop key strategic goals for the delivery of the school’s safeguarding and pastoral provision and will work closely with staff, pupils, parents and governors to ensure their effective implementation. The Assistant Head (Pastoral) will be the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

As DSL, the Assistant Head (Pastoral) takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. The DSL is supported by other trained professionals within the School, but the lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection remains with the DSL at all times and is not delegated to any other trained members of staff (including the Deputy DSLs). The DSL has the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post, including committing resources and supporting and directing other members of staff.

It’s an exciting time to join the school; from September 2021 Aldro will admit girls for the first time, initially as day girls and then as boarders from 2022. Projections for next year suggest a 20%+ growth in NoR compared with last year. The new Assistant Head (Pastoral) has a vital role to play in the school’s successful transition to co-education.

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