Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who feels passionately about supporting all students throughout their academic journey in school. Someone who loves to work in a team and rise to a challenge. We are looking for an energetic, approachable person who can liaise with all stakeholders in a positive manner. We are looking for someone who embraces and enjoys the liveliness of a school environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

● To lead the team of welfare leads across all year groups

● Responsibility as welfare lead of one year group

● To lead on and monitor FLEX learning referrals

● To be the school Early Help Lead and to monitor and support with ongoing Early Helps open to Welfare Leads

● Oversight of the management of Internal Suspension room

● Timetabling of Welfare Leads

● To attend internal RAMP (Referral and Monitoring Panel) meetings and to advise on appropriate interventions for key students

● To provide support and advice regarding pastoral and safeguarding issues to the students in the year group

● To manage safeguarding concerns under the direction of the DSL

● To accurately record all actions on CPOMS

● To monitor and take appropriate action in relation to the behaviour, progress and school attendance of these students.

● To communicate and liaise with parents, carers and outside agencies in a proactive manner.

● To meet with SLT and the pastoral team on a regular basis to discuss the progress and attendance of students and matters relating to their welfare.

● To work collaboratively with the year/key stage specific pastoral team, including meeting regularly to discuss students’ achievement, attendance and welfare.

● To support teachers in the application of the school’s behaviour policy.

● To take appropriate action and provide support/advice/guidance to students for whom there is a developing pattern of poor behaviour.

● To act as a link member of staff for Looked After Children and children with additional needs

● Maintain student progress passports for students who have additional needs

● To work collaboratively with the school Mental Health Lead/Counsellor to provide wellbeing support for vulnerable students

● To run targeted support and interventions as appropriate

● To assist in the re-integration of new students and students who have been absent

● To liaise with parents/carers and if necessary, make home visits

● To collate and present relevant information for reporting

● To represent the school in Children’s Services meetings (where directed to and where appropriate)

● To challenge and motivate students, promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.

● To set high standards through the example of own presentation, personal and professional conduct.

● To act as an ambassador for the school at school events.

● To communicate a positive image of the school.

● To have a high profile around school and to ensure high standards of behaviour by modelling good practice for other colleagues

● To liaise with the Head of Year, SENCO, Inclusion Manager and wider pastoral team in relation to providing early intervention.

● To monitor rewards and sanctions

● To support the running of the Internal Suspension Room / On Call

Quality Assurance:

● To monitor behaviour and implement strategies for improvement

● To undertake further investigations into behaviour incidents as appropriate

● To encourage high levels of attendance and punctuality

● To set attendance targets for students in collaboration with the Head of Year

● To monitor and take action to reduce internal truancy

● To investigate patterns of attendance of individual students and take appropriate action to support them in improving their attendance

● To attend the ‘RAMP’ meetings where required

● To implement the school’s reward system

● To liaise with staff to ensure that students who have been removed from their normal timetable have opportunities for reflection and restorative conversations.

● To work in collaboration with the Head of Year to ensure that the Personal Development Programme is taught to a high standard.


● To contribute significantly to the implementation of school policies and practice.

● To promote collective responsibility for their implementation, with particular emphasis on ensuring Health and Safety.

● Lead the team of School Welfare Leads

● Lead on and monitor Early Help

● Lead on and monitor FLEX learning


● To ensure that daily accurate records are kept regarding student welfare and safeguarding issues in an accurate and confidential manner using CPOMS Support to school

● Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with

● Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

● Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.

● Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

● Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

● Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.

● Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

● Assist with pupil needs as appropriate during the school day Continuing Professional Development

● Take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments.

● Undertake any necessary professional development as identified.

● Maintain a professional learning portfolio of evidence to support the appraisal process. Additional Duties:

● Contribute to the life of Ashlawn School and support its ethos and policies

● Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the Principal.

This role is Term Time + 5 days.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all staff, children and young people and to be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,520.00-£27,758.00 per year


  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • GCSE or equivalent (required)


  • Safeguarding: 1 year (required)
  • Management: 1 year (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 13/11/2023

For more information: Dsl Jobs – 2023 |