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£70,580 – £74,611 a year

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MAT Lead for SEND and Safeguarding






£70,580 – £74,611 per annum

Contact name:

Mike Ion

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3 days ago



Expiry date:

28 Sep 2022 22:59

Start date:

January 2023

We are seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our Trust Education team for January 2023 and become our new MAT Lead for SEND and Safeguarding

Job Summary

  • To develop and provide strategic oversight of SEND and Safeguarding across all AST schools.
  • To provide high quality support and challenge to all AST schools in regards to their SEND provision and Safeguarding practice.
  • To provide strategic leadership of the MAT’s approach to inclusion
  • To help shape and drive the Trust’s strategic objectives at a senior level.

Main Responsibilities

  • Further develop – in partnership with AST Principals – a trust wide strategy for SEND and Safeguarding
  • Lead the Professional Network for SEND and Safeguarding
  • To work with schools on developing appropriate local alternative provision.
  • Provide regular challenge and support for Principals and Senior Leaders within the Trust, holding them to account for the performance of SEND pupils
  • Lead and support quality assurance procedures across the Trust.
  • In conjunction with the Education Director develop an annual SEND and Safeguarding review cycle
  • Analyse school performance, diagnose issues, broker support, monitor impact and build outstanding leadership capacity for SEND and Safeguarding
  • Have and maintain an understanding of current educational issues and legislation to ensure the trust is kept at the forefront of national agendas relating to SEND and Safeguarding

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks. Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics. Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Source:Safeguarding Jobs – 2022 |