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Job Ref No. ECC1112-149 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7 (Point 19-24)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/11/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: 29th November 2023 or 4th December 2023 Shortlisting Starts:  23/11/2023

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North East Essex Co-operative Academy is looking for a highly motivated and talented Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Support to join our team at North East Essex Co-operative Academy - Walnut Tree Way Campus.

North East Essex Co-operative Academy is an Alternative Provision Academy for pupils aged 5-16, most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer, which is down to the great work our teachers and support staff do to re-engage young people with education.

In order to fully understand the challenges faced in an Alternative Provision School, we strongly recommend you contact the school to arrange a visit.

The DDSL and Pastoral Support, under the direction of the Assistant Headteacher, DSL and Attendance Lead will:

  • Proivde support to the DSL to ensure all pupils are safe
  • Provide support to the Head of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing with all aspects of a pupils personal and academic development whilst at NOR
  • Promote and support positive behaviour for learning
  • Promote a community spirit and ethos
  • Promote student wellbeing
  • Liaise effectively with the SENCO to ensure the needs of all students are met
  • To be a role model and an advocate for the students they work with

Actual salary between £25,528 to £28,312 - 37 hours per week Term Time Only.

The following pre-employment checks will be required where applicable to the role and setting:

- receipt of satisfactory references
- verification of identity
- a satisfactory DBS disclosure if undertaking Regulated Activity
- verification that you not barred from working with Children
- verification that you are not prohibited from teaching
- verification of medical fitness for the particular role
- verification of qualifications and of professional status where required e.g. QTS status
- the production of evidence of the right to work in the UK
- verification of successful completion of/exemption from statutory induction period
- verification that you are not subject to a section 128 direction preventing you from holding a management position within a school (if applicable)
- a declaration that you are not disqualified from working with children by virtue of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 or that you have provided a valid disqualification waiver from Ofsted

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance "Keeping Children Safe in Education", the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicant's suitability to work with children;
- to verify employment history.

Only information related the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Recruitment Statement

Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance'. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This includes the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting documents. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Keys Co Operative Academy recognises the value of, and seeks to achieve, a diverse workforce which includes people from all backgrounds. We take positive steps to create an employment culture in which people feel confident of being treated with fairness, dignity and tolerance irrespective of their individual differences. This is embedded through our co-operative values. This commitment extends beyond the relationship between and conduct of employees and potential employees, to the whole community. Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination and to the promotion of good relations.

Information about the School

NEECA is a 5 – 16 school for 170 young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend NEECA arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. Enjoy exploring our website to find out more about recent events at our school.

The secondary school is based at Walnut Tree Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 9BS and the Primary school is based at Turner Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5LB

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sharon De Silva
North East Essex Co-operative Academy
Walnut Tree Way Campus
Walnut Tree Way, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9BS
Telephone: 01206 852156