Job Description

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from Mainstream and Special sectors. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. The main focus in all our Academies is the high expectations we maintain for both pupils and staff. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers and offer excellent CPD opportunities.


We currently have a vacancy for the post of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (SEND – Primary): Nigel Bowes Campus, 70 Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, BH10 4HG:

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (SEND – Primary) 

37 hours per week – Permanent – Term Time Only 

Salary Scale: AAT Grade 6 pts 16-22, Pro rata salary: £19,836 – £22.338 Full-Time Equivalent Salary: £23,369 – £26,317 


Due to promotion of the previous post holder, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated leader to join the Nigel Bowes Campus (Tregonwell Academy) – an outstanding special school for pupils aged 5-12 who present predominantly with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, along with other complex needs such as Autism and specific cognitive and learning difficulties.

If you have experience of safeguarding young people or have led aspects of safeguarding within an organisation, we welcome your application. The successful applicant will be expected to lead on the day-to-day safeguarding matters as they arise, attend conference and group meetings and work with all stakeholders including pupils, families and external agencies. We recognise the value of effective teamwork and this role will involve working directly with the DSL and staff to ensure we maintain the safety and well being of our pupils and their families. Due to the nature and importance of the role, a flexibility with working hours is essential.


Along with a calm, supportive and purposeful working environment, we can offer you:

– A full induction programme and support mentor

– Bespoke training programmes with dedicated time given to this, including an e-Library to support self-study

– Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

– Free eye test and glasses vouchers for VDU users

– Access to our Wellbeing provision including a free counselling service for you and your immediate family

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th April 2021 at 09.00am

Interviews will take place: w/c 19th April April 2021

Start Date: ASAP

For an application form please contact Charlotte Hampson, Admin Lead  Tel: 01202 524041or visit our website

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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