Job Description

Co-op Academy Nightingale  is a large primary school situated in East Leeds and forms part of the Co-op Academies Trust. Nightingale is an inspiring place to work and learn and, as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aim to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.

We’re looking for a resilient, determined and proactive individual to join our school to take on the important role of deputy designated safeguarding lead, attendance support.  The right candidate will work alongside the safeguarding team  and Trust in helping pupils and families who require support to overcome barriers to learning. The main role will be to support families and pupils and improve attendance but this will also involve stepping into the role of DSL when the current  DSL is not in school.

As part of the role you will support the Academy in improving safeguarding provision and attendance for all pupils and reducing persistent absenteeism.  You will be able to build excellent relationships with families and consider the best possible options to support families. You will liaise with outside agencies in order to reach the right support and also be able to signpost families to alternative support.  You will be given in-house training, provided by the Trust attendance team and safeguarding lead and become proficient in detailed recording using CPOM’s and responding to concerns raised by staff and families about pupils.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has experience working with children and families and would like to make a significant difference to their outcomes and lives.

Do you have what it takes to be part of our team?

You will need:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • Previous primary school experience.
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative.
  • The ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, positive self-esteem and developing progress of everyone at the school.
  • Driving licence and vehicle to enable home visits


We offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your wellbeing, or your family, in or outside work.  From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your standard job, what you do here, really counts.


We offer competitive salaries and pension schemes as well as travel season ticket loans, 24-hour access to free money support, and for colleagues who want to save or need help managing debt we have savings and loan products which can be deducted from your pay.


We want you to stay happy and healthy. So as a teaching colleague you’ll get the school holiday period off work.  And even better, we offer a free flu vaccine, cycle to work scheme; 24-hour access to free health and wellbeing support and discounted gym membership at a number of popular gyms


We offer a 10% discount on Co-op Food plus discounts on legal services and funeral plans. You’ll also get access to Co-operative Flexible Benefits and MyActiveDiscounts, giving you discounts and offers from well-known brands on things like shopping, travel, eating out, theatre tickets and broadband.


If you fancy an informal chat about the role and the academy, please get in touch via email – .

Co-op Academy Nighitngale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are made subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and a medical declaration.

“Co-op Academies Trust, as an aware employer, is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf”.

Closing date: Tuesday 17th April 16:00

Interviews:  Wednesday 24th April

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