Laidlaw Schools Trust
County Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland
20th Nov 2023
37 hours per week (we would also welcome and consider part time working requests)
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Educational Psychologist to build and lead a pro-active service across the trust. This is a unique opportunity to create a brand-new service that will transform the lives of neurodivergent young people and their families whilst influencing and informing future service provision.
We are keen to develop an in-house service to work with our schools and support pupils and students throughout their whole school career within the trust as per our ‘Cradle to Career’ philosophy. You will follow and support our young people at all stages of their journey from early years to preparation for adulthood and see the outcomes of your support and intervention first-hand.
Reporting directly to the Co-CEO who is also the Director of Education, we see this role as the foundation in creating our own cross-sector working teams who can combine expertise to swiftly and effectively support young people, eradicating waiting times and duplication. You will provide inspiration to key stakeholders across the trust by demonstrating our values of ambitious, brave, curious, determined by being good and fast to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Working with key stakeholders across the trust you will build upon the work already taking place and promote the use of inclusive, evidence-based, practices to help children and young people overcome barriers to educational achievement; social and emotional well- being; and mental health.
We offer excellent benefits including 31 days holiday (plus public holidays), access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, discounted and free gym access as well as salary sacrifice schemes such as NHS car lease scheme and cycle to work scheme.
Background and experience will be considered when it comes to working out a final employment package with the successful candidate (and the role is not limited to term time only).
We are shortly introducing a number of employee wellbeing initiatives including a healthcare cash plan to support everyday healthcare costs, access to Perkbox (with a wide variety of discounts and freebies at a range of retailers), financial wellbeing tools and discounted travel schemes.
For this post we are able to offer support with relocation costs to the North East of England. In addition, we currently hold a Sponsorship License and would be able to sponsor a suitable candidate who currently may not have the right to work in the UK.
LST is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west of Newcastle, Sunderland and Sedgefield. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.
With over 5,000 children, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, LST is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development.
Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website https://www.laidlawschoolstrust.co.uk/72/vacancies-1. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Sally Newton, CEO at email@example.com
Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 20th November
Applications should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
Applicants should note that this post is not on Soulbury Pay and Conditions.
We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre- employment recruitment checks.
An online search will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and candidates will have the chance to discuss any issues of concern that may arise during this search at interview.
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Laidlaw Schools Trust
Laidlaw Schools trust (LST) is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) serving areas of deprivation in Newcastle and Sunderland. It currently comprises two all-through academies, Excelsior Academy educating pupils from 2 – 19 years with Academy 360 teaching students from 4 – 16 years, and four primary academies in Newcastle and Sunderland.Visit School Website