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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£12.38 Hourly Level 3B / £12.38 per hour (approx. £18,669 per annum) depending on the experience and/or qualification of the successful candidate.

Early Years Foundation Stage SEND Lead job summary


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative EYFS educational professional as a SEND lead in our Early Years setting. This role will lead under the guidance of the school SENDCO on ensuring that all children under 5 with identified complex needs and disability receive the appropriate support (inclusion funding/Education & Health Care Plan) in order to facilitate a smooth transition into education.

Key areas of the role amongst other things will be:

To observe and support children as appropriate on the special educational needs profile.

To support and advise Key Workers as appropriate, in how to include children’s needs in the setting.

To liaise with settings and schools (reception) including assessment centres (CDC), Children and Family Centres etc.

To liaise with other professionals from outside services and external agencies e.g. Area SENCOs, Central Bedfordshire Early Years advisory team / Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, etc.

To meet with parents regularly in order to maintain good relationships and to keep parents informed about their child’s progress.

To take the lead in managing provision for children at stage 1, stage 2 for children with EHCPs.

To respond to changes in legislation/practice from government and the Local Authority.

To write detailed education reports about individual children for other professionals and parents (including Early Years Inclusion Panel applications.

To develop and share knowledge of resources (equipment, books, materials and knowledge of possible strategies).

To work closely with Early Years Practitioners - supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of high quality play; creating a safe, constructive and stimulating environment for children with disabilities/special needs.

Hours - 33.5 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year (Term Time plus 7 days)

Salary - Level 3B / £12.38 per hour (approx. £18,669 per annum) depending on the experience and/or qualification of the successful candidate.

Closing Date - Sunday 30th June, 2024

To apply, simply visit www.biggleswadeacademy.org/jobs. If you have any questions, please email vacancies@biggleswadeacademy.org or call 01767 660 515.

Biggleswade Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service). In line with Keeping Children safe in Education 2024, online searches will be undertaken for all prospective shortlisted candidates.

We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

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 Biggleswade Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 13
Education phase
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School size
1168 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 13

We wholly believe in the tangible benefits of an age 2-13 structure, minimising the need to change schools, and the family environment that a through school engenders. The through model can work to outstanding effect, particularly with regard to pastoral care, student welfare and the quality of relationships between each member of the school community. Our skills and experience in these areas are crucial and, alongside our innovative approaches and the wide-ranging opportunities we provide for our pupils, help create our unique ethos.

Our aim is to inspire all children with a love of learning and to create special and happy memories of their time with us. Children learn best when they feel safe to take on challenges, are interested and feel valued. Learning is celebrated and openly admired.

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