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Post Holder: 1 year temporary contract to start as soon as possible following interview.
Grade: 9 - £21,973.92 - £23,574.72 per annum
Weekly Hours: 37 hours
Weeks Per Annum: 40
Location: Ashgate Croft School
Responsible to: Headteacher

Ashgate Croft is a large and complex area special school.  We provide education and care for pupils with learning difficulties, including autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties and associated communication, behavioural and physical needs. 

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly motivated individual to develop and deliver high quality work to ensure that vulnerable children and young people are supported so that they can aim to achieve stability, safety and permanence to enable them to thrive within their community and achieve their full potential.

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting 01246 275111.

Provisional Interview Date: 24 September 2019

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Purpose of the Role
• To develop and deliver high quality work with children, young people and their families that
facilitates opportunities for their personal, social and educational development
• To ensure that vulnerable children and young people are supported so that they can aim to
achieve stability, safety and permanence to enable them to thrive within their community and
achieve their full potential
• To persuade, empower and motivate families to engage and overcome barriers to change
which may involve managing and overcoming challenging behaviour from family members


Purpose of the post
• To work directly with the Leadership Team, re family engagement, attendance, safeguarding
and positive behaviour support, and in strategic decision making
• To sign post families in need to enhance service provision
• Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
• To promote good attendance and challenge attendance that falls below school expectations
• To support and promote family engagement, attendance, safeguarding and positive behaviour
across settings
• To ensure procedure and practice reflects the school ethos, is child centred and conforms to
Derbyshire and Derby City Safeguarding Children’s Boards legislation and statutory
requirements
• To act as school representative at meetings with other agencies, acting as lead professional
where appropriate
• To advise staff, parents/carers, Governors and all other stake holders with regards to the
above