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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366.00 Annually (FTE) £5,261 - working 2 hours per day over lunch time (12-2pm) Monday to Friday term time only plus training days (£11.59 per hour)

Midday Supervisory Assistant job summary

About this role

Ivel Valley is a special needs school in Biggleswade and we are looking for enthusiastic and patient people to supervise our fantastic children and young people at lunch time as well as completing tasks in the dining hall and on the playground/field. 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.

We support young people with a broad spectrum of special educational needs and disabilities including profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, autism and complex medical needs.

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to communicate clearly with children and young people in a calm and respectful manner. We are looking for team players who are reliable and trustworthy who can work within the school’s policies, including safeguarding and child protection (training provided). The ability to be flexible and work on your own initiative is desirable.

You will help class staff with the safety and well-being of pupils at lunch time. The role requires care for pupils, helping them to prepare for mealtime, accessing a suitable meal and cleaning up afterwards. There are many aspects of this role that are different to mainstream – please read the job description fully to understand the nature of the role and tasks required.

You will join a passionate and supportive team and will be provided with a full induction programme to give you the training you need to succeed.

The posts are permanent, term time only plus training days, working 10 hours weekly from 12 to 2pm each day.

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact our HR Manager - HR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk

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 Ivel Valley College are a disability confident committed employer and 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 supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

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.

Applying for the job

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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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