HAROLD COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL
Church Road, Harold Wood, Essex RM3 0SH
Telephone: 01708 342275
Headteacher: Mr. M. J. Dineen BA (Hons)
Pastoral Leader and Personal Assistant to Designated Safeguarding Leader
Start date: On clearance of DBS as soon as possible for handover purposes.
52 weeks per year
Grade 3 – 30.85 hours however with compact hours
Due to the promotion of our wonderful existing postholder, who has continued to shape our schools safeguarding procedures and has taken a lead role in supporting our Head Teacher in bringing agencies and services together is moving on to develop her career further, therefore an exciting opportunity has arisen at Harold Court Primary where we are seeking to appoint a skilled practitioner who will adopt the role of Pastoral Leader and PA to our Designated Safeguarding Lead across the school, leading on CP recording and organisation alongside report writing and attending conferences. The successful candidate will work alongside our families and their children in developing better outcomes where appropriate using the wide range of services within our Local authority and beyond. The postholder will be repsonsible for gathering information in drafting MARF and EHA forms.
The successful candidate will need to have a clear vision of what safeguarding looks like in schools, how they will support the vision and ethos of our school and have initiative in supporting the work of our Head Teacher through knowledge of safeguarding policies, procedures and practices, together with experience of working with children and parents with a wide range of needs.
We are a forward thinking, hard working team, where children deserve the very best and are keen to learn. ALL staff are friendly and supportive within a welcoming and aspirational environment.
Our mission statement is short - so everyone can learn it and live it;
We are - Moving forward together; striving for excellence!
The successful candidate will have relevant experience and be qualified or willing to undertake training to LSCB Level 2 and above. It is also desirable that the post holder can drive and holds a valid drivers licence with appropriate business insurance to visit families as and when needed.
The successful candidate will:
We can offer:
This role does include 52 weeks per year pro rata due to the admin aspects of the role and review with SLT over this time.
Visits to our wonderful school are sincerely encouraged - please call the school office on 01708 342275 to meet with our current post holder and Head Teacher.
We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this vision.
Please apply online, indicating two referees. On the application please write your supporting statement against each point in the person specification, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this post. No CVs. If you experience any technical difficulty please contact Education HR on 01708 431636.
Closing date: 29th September 2016
Interviews will include;
Presentation to panel on 'How do we ensure our children are safe in schools - what do you see your role to be' then questions
IT intray exercise using excel and word.
Interview by the children in our School Parliament
Unfortunately unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.
Please note: The London Borough of Havering is currently undertaking a review of employee terms and conditions, which is planned to be implemented by April 2017. This means that the terms and conditions described in the job pack will be accurate at the time of appointment. However aspects of those terms and conditions (including pay) could be subject to change following implementation of proposals arising from this review.