Deputy Designated Safeguarding & Family Liaison Lead
Woodside Primary Academy
Barrett Road Walthamstow, London, England E17 3ND
Start Date
As soon as possible
PO1 – Scale 27 to 30 (£33,324 to £35,751 FTE – pro rata)

About the Role

Woodside Primary Academy is a large Primary School in Walthamstow with approx. 1220 people on role from the ages of 6 months to 11 years. We are based across two sites one of which includes a School and Day-care Nursery. We support and challenge each other to ensure our pupils achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our school.

You will:
• Be the point of contact in the absence of the DSL.
• Work with us to maintain high aspirations for all pupils who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced welfare, safeguarding and child protection issues.
• Be an active member of the school’s leadership team.
• Support our work on Child Protection and Safeguarding.

We would like to hear from you if you have:
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Innovation and drive to effectively support our most vulnerable pupils and their families.
• Good ICT skills.
• Flexibility in your approach and thinking.

At Woodside we offer the following:
• Free childcare during INSET days.
• “Perks for Work” Scheme
• EAP – Employee Assistance Program
• Shiny Mind App (Well-being)

Closing Date
24th January 2022 at midday
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
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REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the generous Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’.