Job Description

At Harris Academy Morden we pride ourselves on the inclusive approach and caring environment we have developed. Ofsted 2018 ‘A very strong sense of community is evident throughout the school’.

Staff well-being is at the heart of our academy. We have a sensible marking policy, organised marking sessions to give staff time to mark and a two week October half term holiday

Ofsted 2018 ‘There is a low turnover of staff and their morale is high’

The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and has very high expectations for student behaviour. Ofsted 2018 ‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding’

Year 11 GCSE results consistently place the Academy in the highest percentile in the country. Ofsted ‘Pupils achieve exceptional outcomes in public examinations. Current pupils are making outstanding progress’.

Harris Academy Morden is located favourably for public transport with good local access to bus, tram and train links to mainline rail and the underground network

Main Areas of Responsibility

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is expected to:

  • Manage referrals
  • Undergo training (including Prevent awareness training) to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role
  • Raise awareness of child protection policies and welfare, safeguarding and child protection issues
  • Take responsibility for the management of Child Protection Files
  • Ensure they are always available for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns

For a full list of responsibilities, please download the Job Pack.

What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • A good Honours degree or equivalent
  • A clear and good understanding of safeguarding issues, theory and practice
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft software with knowledge of using a management Information system for input and export of student data Knowledge of the range of agencies that work with students and their families.
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; eg. Emergency first aid
  • Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Good understanding of a range of welfare issues that may be affecting students and their families

Applying for this Position

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

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