Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead

Location: Meath School/ hybrid working

Permanent, Full-Time Contract: 35 hours per week (term time and school holidays)

Annual Salary:  £30,445 to £31,987 (Full-time equivalent salary, depending on experience)

25 days annual leave (FTE) per annum plus bank holidays

Applications for part-time working will be considered

Meath School are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead. The successful candidate must have a good level of literacy and numeracy and excellent communication skills. Have a good understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures and legislation as well as an understanding of Government and Local Authority guidelines.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be Designated Safeguarding Lead and work directly with families and with young children as a part of the dynamic multi professional teams in the school.
  • Support and work with pupils and families to maximise learning for individual pupils
  • Contribute to the development of a whole school approach to overcome obstacles to learning and improve pupil participation in learning and whole school life.
  • Work with our pupils and with their families to support and enhance their involvement with school and other agencies, and to enhance the development of the child in the family and their local community

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued, and achievement is celebrated. Please visit to find out more!

You will provide a range of engagement activities, information support and advice to parents/carers and families both in school and at the families’ homes alongside developing safeguarding procedures across the school.

You will ideally have experience of:

  • working with young children with special educational needs and their families
  • working in a multi-disciplinary educational setting and with multiple stakeholders (internal and external)
  • supporting or leading on safeguarding in schools and working external professionals

For further information on this post or Meath School, please contact Kim Bent, Principal 01932 872 302

If this sounds like the role for you, please visit

to download our application pack. Please send your completed application form to by 9am on Monday 8th November 2021.

Interviews: w/c 8th November at Meath School


I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

I CAN is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and barred list check is required for this post and we carry out the appropriate vetting and verification of qualifications, employment history, experience and references.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947



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