Job Description

The Role

Under the direction of the Inclusion Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead, work as part of a team within school to promote the welfare of pupils by providing practical and learning support to pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities and other identified groups.

As our Learning Mentor and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will be:

  • Referring all cases of suspected abuse of any pupil at the School to children’s social care
  • Supporting staff who make referrals to local authority children’s social care
  • Ensuring Astrea Academy Trust and Byron Wood Primary Academy Safeguarding policies are known, understood and followed appropriately.
  • Be alert to the specific needs of children in need, those with special educational needs and young carers
  • Be able to keep detailed, accurate, secure written records of concerns and referrals

We are looking for candidates who have/are:

  • Experience of managing safeguarding in a school or other relevant organisation
  • Building relationships with children and their parents, particularly the most vulnerable
  • Working and communicating effectively with relevant agencies
  • Experience of handling large amounts of sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality including knowledge of the responsibilities of schools and other agencies
  • Expert knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people

About Us

Our Vision is to provide an inclusive environment where children participate, reach their potential and are proud of their achievements. All children will: gain experiences which enrich their lives, become responsible members of society and be ready for secondary school.

Astrea Academy Trust is fully committed to being diverse and inclusive workforce where together we can embrace each other’s unique individuality, background and heritage. We are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ and all our application forms hide your personal information so we can focus solely on your experience, skills and qualities.

We believe that by reflecting and representing the communities and people we serve, we will better and further the life chances of our pupils.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continued professional development and training opportunities, including higher level apprenticeships
  • Free on-site parking

Interested in applying?

If this is something you’re interested in, looking for a new challenge, have a passion for education or maybe all of the above, take a look at the Applicant Brief to find out more about the role to apply.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

All queries should be directed via email to

Application closing date 22/08/2022

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