Job Description: Vice Principal for Culture and Safeguarding Reports to: Primary Headteacher Start date : April 2022 Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience. Closing date: Friday 28 th January [Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.] The Role Lead on the strategic direction and development of behaviour, safeguarding and culture. Hold the DSL role Line manage particular staff, including target setting, coaching and monitoring, ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to In the absence of the Headteacher to step-up and undertake the professional duties of the headteacher as reasonably delegated Embedding of the Ark John Keats ethos and culture in the department and, as a member of the leadership team, across the academy Key responsibilities for the Vice Principal for Culture and Safeguarding Leadership and management To fully support whole school aims, objectives and policy decisions, contribute to their establishment and initiation and sustain their implementation and review Facilitate projects, programmes or systems as directed by the Principal Help implement systems that work effectively in combination with whole academy systems and administration Line manage particular staff, including target setting, coaching and monitoring, ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to In the absence of the Headteacher, to step-up and undertake the professional duties of the Principal as reasonably delegated Contribute to the leadership of the academy and its staff in order to achieve high standards of behaviour and attainment Support coordination of vision and strategy for the academy Support where required, the leadership of effective external relationships with community and other stakeholders Participate in recruitment and selection activities Assist in the professional development of teachers Develop strong partnerships and ensure regular and productive communication with parents Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and colleagues Safeguarding Ensuring the safeguarding policies of the academy are sector leading, up to date and implemented on the ground. Have a methodical and strategic understanding of the tracking, monitoring and reporting of safeguarding matters Be proactive in the management of safeguarding matters, ensuring that records are regularly updated, and the most appropriate actions put in place. Can build and nurture productive working relationships with all external agencies relating to safeguarding Understand the varying complexities of safeguarding matters and lead on all CIN, CP and LAC matters including undertaking investigations where safeguarding concerns have been raised and ensuing follow up action Ensure that all staff are trained, as appropriate to their role, on safeguarding matters including in the use of Impero Edawre. Offer advice and guidance to all colleagues on safeguarding matters. Utilise the academy’s data systems (Bromcom and Impero) and regularly analyse the data to identify trends, monitor staff disclosures, and to note patterns that may identify intervention. Support the development of the Safeguarding Team, providing leadership. chairing meetings, developing strategic plans, implementing them, monitoring, and evaluating the impact Provide support to teams to assess, review and plan appropriate support systems for students and staff involved in safeguarding incidents Work with senior leaders within the wider Ark Trust, including Human Resources, to ensure effective and timely management of allegations against any member of staff. Teaching and Learning Provide weekly teaching cover to assigned year groups Direct and supervise support staff within relevant key stage to ensure the support provided to individuals and groups is having a significant impact on academic progress Support the Head of Year to implement an ongoing intervention programme to ensure pupils who fall behind have effective intervention to ensure they catch up quickly and sustain progress Academy Culture Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships Help develop an academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to learning and achievement Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required Development An opportunity to lead on and develop whole school initiatives Regular feedback through link meetings and performance appraisal Involvement in SLT meetings and strategic decisions across the primary phase of the academy Opportunity to plan out the development of key staff across the academy and impact on their professional development.