Job Description

Salary: Leadership Group 1 – grades L10 – L14

Hours:  Full time (non-negotiable), From September 2023

Location: Dysart School, 190 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6HL

Dysart School is an Outstanding special school for 161 pupils aged 4 to 19 who have a range of severe and complex learning difficulties. The school has high expectations for its pupils and believe there is no limit to their potential.

Its main site, located in Surbiton, is bright and well equipped to support the development of its pupils including Early Years classrooms with outdoor learning spaces, a dedicated post-16 hub, accessible swimming pool, sensory room, soft play and adventure play areas and generous grounds equipped for play and outdoor learning. Dysart has also recently opened two satellite sites next to mainstream schools in the local area.

Dysart School is a progressive and innovative place to work and staff are offered opportunities through regular training and support to develop their own practice.  To find out more about us visit

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Child Protection and Welfare Lead, the successful applicant will have experience of working at senior leadership level and managing safeguarding and pupil wellbeing in a school or other relevant organisations.  Drive, creativity and a passion for developing and implementing strategies to help children and their families, ensuring that our learners remain at the heart of everything we do. Experience of working with pupils with SEN is essential. It is imperative that you have high expectations, a sense of humour, a love of challenge and a determination to make a difference to the lives of our fantastic children.

However, we would welcome applicants with relevant experience such as teachers, social care or psychology professions and related disciplines.

The school is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting pupils’ needs and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge required for the post.

Dysart School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Leigh Edser via email ledser All application forms should be sent to

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the person specifications that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing Date: Friday 15th September midday.

Interviews will take place on: w/c 2nd October

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Source: Senior Child Protection and Welfare Lead – Dysart School, Surbiton – Tes Jobs