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Designated Safeguarding Lead (Designate) - Graveney School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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(Depending on experience and with further opportunities to progress in September 2024)
Full time, would suit teaching or non-teaching safeguarding professionals
To start September 2023

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2022 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.

We are looking for an experienced safeguarding professional to join our Safeguarding Team in the role of Deputy DSL in September 2023 and to find out how we do things at Graveney from the DSL, who will be moving into a different role in September 2024. From 2024, you will take over the full lead DSL role as part of our Extended Senior Leadership Team. 

The role will involve an initial year of supporting the DSL and then leading the school’s Safeguarding, Mental Health and Attendance provision the following year. You will need to have a strong background in safeguarding as well as experience of leading teams of staff working across a range of disciplines, including child protection, attendance, counselling services and staff and student welfare. This role is a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into the school’s current processes and procedures, with time to fully embed into the Graveney School community before taking over as DSL in September 2024. 

Our recent Ofsted inspection found safeguarding to be a strength of the school. This is an excellent opportunity for a safeguarding professional, who may already be working at DSL level, to join our very large, diverse and vibrant school.  

An information pack, including The two-part Application Forms (Part 1 and Part 2) and supporting documents can be downloaded below

Alternatively, further information for candidates, application form and job description, can be found at

Electronic applications should be returned to 

Closing date: 20 April 2023 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 24 April 2023

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. Strictly no agencies please.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Mrs Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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