Job Description

Appointment from September 2021

With the retirement of one of our longest standing staff members, we now seek applicants for the vacancy of DSL/Attendance Lead/LAC Lead based at Linwood School, Alma Road, Bournemouth. This post is a key appointment to an essential post and an exciting career opportunity for the successful candidate.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Linwood School takes the lead on matters relating to the safeguarding our children and young people, monitors the safety and wellbeing of our LAC and monitors and acts on student attendance liaising with the Local Authority and other agencies as required.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

This is a non-class-based role.

The successful applicant will:-

  • Effectively promote inclusivity and safeguarding.
  • Play a decisive role in the strategic, operational and policy development of the provision through innovative and enterprising leadership.
  • Effectively manage individual and team performance, acting as a role model within the school community.
  • Adapt leadership style to a range of scenarios in support of the safeguarding team across campuses.

Linwood School provides:-

  • A supportive staff committed to achieving excellence.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development.
  • The opportunity to play a full part in a dynamic, thriving and diverse school community.

We are looking for staff who:

  • Are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Are able to inspire, engage and motivate pupils and staff.
  • Are well organised and keen to further develop their skills.
  • Have a creative approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to the benefits provided by BCP Council, Linwood School also provides:

  • An Employee Assistance Programme to support staff wellbeing including free counselling sessions.
  • Easy to access Eyecare Scheme.
  • Paid after-school training sessions to support staff development.
  • Career development.
  • Long Service Awards.

For initial enquiries about this role, please contact

To take a virtual tour of our campuses, follow this link

For any enquiries regarding the application process please contact Wendy Perry HR Manager on or Tel: 01202 636811

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Linwood School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare and all appointments are subject to successful enhanced DBS checks. Offers of employment are also subject to satisfactory references and health check.

Closing date: Sunday 21st February 2021

Interviews will take place by Zoom on : 9th March 2021