Job Description

The Royal School is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Vice Principal – Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Personal Development to join our heavily oversubscribed day and boarding free school.

As part of our continued drive to improve the wellbeing, attainment and achievement of pupils across the school, the Vice Principal – Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Personal Development (VP-Safeguarding) will be the all-through school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) YR-Y13. They will ensure that the continual focus on the wellbeing of students remains uppermost in all elements of the educational experience at The Royal School for all pupils and staff.

The Vice Principal will lead the wider pastoral team including Heads of House, Designated Teacher, wellbeing coordinator and wellbeing support officers and school counsellor to ensure that effective systems and processes are in place to deliver outstanding pupil welfare, safeguarding and personal development. This will require the post holder to oversee safeguarding from ages 4-19, including the state boarding setting and support the team of DDSL’s directly.

Liaison with external agencies and stakeholders such as MASH, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together and various social care systems is essential to enable all pupils, whatever their starting point, to make progress towards their goals. The Royal School considers ‘vulnerable children’ a priority. We aim to provide a safe, secure and enriching environment in which all young people can make the best of their opportunities academically, emotionally, spiritually and physically to become successful leaders in the wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious teacher and experienced school leader to develop their career, working as part of our senior leadership team. They will implement and further develop the wellbeing strategy which supports our continued growth and development, having a significant impact on both pupil welfare, wider personal development, behaviour for learning. This crucial role is part of the schools strategic aim of achieving the best for all its pupils within the existing and new cohorts and for promoting excellence. Specific responsibilities will be based on the strengths and experience of the successful applicant and the requirements of the school. These will be incorporated into the final job description for the post, but the DLS role is pivotal.

As a school we offer:

  • Opportunity to work in an award-winning state boarding school
  • Regular CPD programme and investment in training-
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free meal provided when taken in the dining room
  • Free tea and coffee provided
  • Opportunities for you and your family to attend boarding activities e.g. parties, Alton Towers, visits to cities and museums
  • Two additional weeks holiday compared to many schools (one week prior to Christmas, one week early in the summer)

Please, visit The Royal School website for further information and details of how to apply and we welcome personal visits to the school to see for yourself this vibrant, heavily oversubscribed school community

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Application forms must be completed for this role.

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