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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 February 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored


Special Needs

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS - UPS + SEN 1 £2539

Class Teacher job summary

We are the Area Special School for the north and east of Central Bedfordshire and aim to provide a high quality, calm and caring learning environment, where pupils and staff are encouraged to reach their true potential. Our school site on Hitchmead Road supports pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 4 with the majority of students continuing on to post-16 education at our College site at The Baulk, Biggleswade.

Job description

As a result of continued expansion we are looking for a qualified permanent teacher to join us in September 2024. This full-time position will be on either our school or college site. We will try and put the successful candidate in their preferred Key Stage but you will be appointed to the whole school and in future could be required to work at either our school or college site, so flexibility is essential.

We are aspirational for all of our pupils and offer a broad and challenging curriculum with a child centred philosophy at its core. You will be required to lead a staff team, each class has support staff, usually consisting of Level 2 and Level 3 teaching assistants.

You will be committed to inclusive teaching practice: all our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and a wide range of complex special educational needs and disabilities.

We welcome applications from both ECTs and experienced teachers. Experience of teaching in a special school is not required – see person specification for required skills and experience.

How to apply

Visits to the school are encouraged and highly recommended. If you have any questions or would like to book a visit, please contact the HR Team via email HR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk or call 01767 601010.

All application information is on our school website - search current-vacancies. We use My New Term for recruitment please apply via this route.

Closing date for applications - Thursday 14th March at midnight

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th March (afternoon) and Friday 29th March (morning) and will include an observation of classroom teaching and a face-to-face interview.

Ivel Valley School & College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines.

Ivel Valley School and College is a disability confident committed employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, communicating and promoting vacancies offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job and anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required.

Commitment to safeguarding

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

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ivel Valley School & College

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
243 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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