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Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding

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Vacancy Summary
Lion Education Trust
£43,348 to £64,245
Barclay Primary School, Canterbury Road, Leyton, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/10/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Highly motivated and talented Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding

Leadership Group Pay Range - Outer London Points 18 - 23

The Lion Academy Trust has an outstanding reputation nationally, is high performing and innovative, with nine schools based in London, Essex and Northamptonshire.

This is an exciting new opportunity for a Head of Safeguarding and Inclusion to join our Trust Team and make a positive impact in raising standards and the quality of experience for our children and in particular those pupils who may be vulnerable or with SEND.

Working with the LAT Executive Team you will be based in Barclay Primary School, East London and be responsible for the Trust wide operational implementation of the Trust's agreed strategies and processes to ensure that all schools meet their statutory and best practice safeguarding responsibilities. The position will involve working in the current and any future Trust regions which will mean that you must have a willingness as well as the ability to travel regularly.

We are seeking a leader who is:

• experienced and with a proven track record in strong leadership for all safeguarding and child protection matters

• an innovative, creative and strategic thinker

• able to lead, motivate, challenge and inspire whole school communities

• deliver a high quality educational experience, so that all pupils, particularly those with SEND, achieve exceptionally well

• dynamic and enthusiastic with the vision and energy to help lead schools to excellence

• friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills and a passion for teaching


We can offer you:

• Vibrant schools situated in a culturally diverse area of north London with all the rewards and opportunities this brings

• Lively, friendly and aspirational children who are determined to make the most of their schooling

• A dynamic and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who want the best for their children.

• Innovative CPD which is of the highest quality.

• Career progression and leadership opportunities

• A supportive and forward thinking Trust Board, Parental Advisory Body and parent community.

• Excellent opportunities for further professional development, through the Lion Academy Trust.

The successful candidate will help to develop the curriculum offer for all children, raise expectations and aspirations, promote the Trust’s pedagogy for highly effective learning and help achieve positive outcomes for children, particularly those that are SEND.

We offer you a great opportunity to develop your career in a well-respected, Multi Academy Trust working with a forward thinking, vibrant and very supportive team.

Closing Date: Friday 25th October 2019 at 12.00 pm Interviews Week.Comm: Monday 28th October 2019


All inquiries should be made to Hayden Tyers, Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Applications via the TES website or

Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service, medical checks and two positive references.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Lion Academy Trust Company No. 8171341

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.