Safeguarding and Pastoral Leader - Ref: TV28420

Ryders Hayes School
FTE: £27,674 -£31,270, based on 37 hours/week all year. Part-time salary pro rata for 41 weeks per year; 25 hours/week Actual
03 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Safeguarding and Pastoral Leader,                                                                            Ryders Hayes School (A Primary Learning Academy)

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have a background in safeguarding, counselling or mental health… in education, the NHS, Police or Uniformed Services?

Are you looking for a part-time role where you can really make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families and give something back to society?

Do you share our passion to give children the best possible start in life and provide them with crucial life-skills to promote social mobility and help them to be the best version of themselves?

Role commences: January 2021

Salary: SCP 23-27 term-time only (plus INSET and 2 weeks working during school holidays), part-time role (25 hours, notionally 8:30-13:30/14:00 - flexible).

FTE:  £27,674 -£31,270, based on 37 hours/week all year. Part-time salary pro rata for 41 weeks per year; 25 hours/week

Actual pro-rata salary:  £16473 - £18613

Location: Pelsall, Walsall

Contract type: Part-time (term-time only with additional 2 weeks spread across school holidays - flexible)

Contract term: Permanent

Ryders Hayes School is a popular primary school in Pelsall, Walsall. Always at the cutting edge of education, we were one of the first Primary Academy Converters and Teaching Schools in the country. A caring school, we are committed to giving our pupils the opportunity to grow; to learn new skills, and to develop their potential to be the best they can be. Our ‘child centred, learning focused’ approach, reflects our desire to create an environment where young people get the best possible start in life, together with strong parental engagement, to develop a clear set of values and academic attainment as rounded, confident young people, of good character.

The Governing Body is looking to appoint a dynamic and adaptable Safeguarding and Pastoral Leader, due to the promotion of the current post-holder, to join our team from January 2021 onwards, to: provide a proactive, holistic approach to safeguarding and pastoral care for our children’s well-being as well as our staff; be an active member of our staff team; understand children’s barriers to learning; provide parental support and advice; manage our extra-curricular school provision, and develop family learning. The successful candidate should have considerable experience of multi-disciplinary working in this capacity and have held a position of trust, with some experience of leading or mentoring others and working autonomously. To be successful, you will need:

  • to be flexible and adaptable 

  • high expectations for yourself and our pupils 

  • to be able to have difficult conversations for positive outcomes and de-escalate heightened situations
  • to be a good role model for pupils and colleagues 

  • to be a team player 

  • to champion our high standards of pupil behaviour and expectations of good character 

  • to be a good communicator, with strong interpersonal skills
  • uphold the inclusive principles that are integral to our ethos; 

  • understand the needs of our varied community 


We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to make a difference to our happy and successful school and the lives of our vulnerable children. 

  • a research-informed school, open to new ideas and willing to embrace change for the good of the school.

  • excellent development opportunities as a leader; with pupils; staff, and wider professional community within our Teaching School. 

We warmly invite you to visit/ or arrange a video call with our school. Please call the Head Teacher to arrange a visit/video conference or for an informal conversation on 01922 683008. Application forms and further details are available on the school website, please return your completed application by email to

Closing date for applications is 25th November. Interviews will take place on Monday, 30th November 2020.

Ryders Hayes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and

young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Supporting documents
11 02 JD Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead.docx
RH Application Form.doc

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