Assistant Headteacher - Safeguarding Lead
  • Employer: Lime Academy Hornbeam
  • Reference: LIME-S/21/143223
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/03/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: L7-L11 (Outer London) (£52,371-£57,436)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lime Academy Hornbeam, William Morris Campus, Waltham Forest

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Assistant Headteacher - Safeguarding Lead

Assistant Headteacher - Safeguarding Lead 

The Lime Trust is looking for an Assistant Headteacher to join their leadership team. The Lime Trust consists of 8 schools, 4 Special and 4 Primary in Cambridgeshire and North and East London.

This post is for an Assistant Headteacher to work in Lime Academy Hornbeam, a special school in the London Borough of Waltham Forest for children and young pupil with complex needs including learning difficulties, physical impairment, sensory impairment, ASC and SEMH aged from 2-19. 

The salary for this post is Leadership range L7-L11 (Outer London)

This is a newly created post and is situated within the William Morris Campus (Folly Lane, Walthamstow).

The Lime Trust’s vision is to provide high-quality education for pupils through school to school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Lime Trust strive to improve life chances for all and respected in their local communities.

The Lime Way:

  • Always working to be brilliant
  • Putting children first
  • Setting the standard
  • Building capacity rich schools

The Values we embed in our schools are:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Self-worth
  • Partnership
  • Enjoyment
  • Communication (a voice for all)
  • Trust

The successful candidate will be the named Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils across the school.  In addition, they will take a lead role in reviewing pupils Education Health Care Plans, working with parents and external agencies to co-ordinate provision and will have an agreed teaching commitment. They will work as part of the leadership team to drive school improvement, promote best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the Trust.

We are looking for a leader who can demonstrate: 

  • Excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent classroom practice, effectively meeting individual needs
  • The desire and experience to take a lead role within our school
  • A clear understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and experience of working with children with a range of complex needs
  • A commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential
  • High expectations of themself and others
  • Experience of leading change and improvement across the school

We are looking forward to hearing from candidates who have ambitions for leadership and are ready for a post that has a high level of challenge. You will be part of an excellent team and will be given support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from the mainstream or special settings.

  • Welcoming and a supportive team
  • Hardworking, motivated, supportive colleagues and leadership teams
  • Trust benefits such as:
    • Employee assistance programme 
    • Support the government childcare voucher scheme
    • CPD opportunities including support with external courses for career development
    • Enhanced Maternity leave benefits
    • National pay rates
    • Cycle to work scheme

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 12 March 2021

Interviews: tbc

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to arrange on 0208 503 2225.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before appointment.


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