59 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Term time: Permanent, Full time (32.5 hours) Term Time Only + 5 additional training days

Contract type


Pay scale

Level 2 – £23,114 - £23,893 FTE (approx. £19,859-£20,528 pro rata) Level 3 - £24,294 - £25,979 FTE (approx. £20,873 - £22,321 pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate must have the skills and experience to enable students to become independent learners and make progress. The successful candidate would be responsible for coordinating the support of our students with sensory needs such as visual impairment, and multi-sensory impairment in addition to supporting students with SEND in their lessons. The ability to share your expert knowledge and experience through training and CPD sessions for other teaching assistants and teachers is essential. You will be ably supported by our experienced SEND leadership team, and will have the chance to participate in a range of CPD opportunities, from specialist sessions to shadowing and coaching.

What the school offers its staff

IVC can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work in a team where collaboration is a high priority and the programme of professional learning is outstanding
  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including positions across our growing Trust, the Eastern Learning Alliance
  • access to the opportunities created through the Eastern Learning Alliance, where IVC is the Lead School
  • support in an organisation where wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and which has led to the introduction of a successful wellbeing directory to improve wellbeing and work-life balance
  • subsidised access to our Trust schools’ sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day, and half price Adult Education classes for you and your friends/family

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 Impington Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1432 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Are you looking to join a school where workload is taken seriously, where teachers are given the time, flexibility and support they need to develop as fantastic practitioners, and where CPD is a core priority?
At Impington Village College, one of the highest performing schools in the country, we recruit and retain the very best teachers. We do this by offering:
• 20% PPA as standard (the equivalent of one day per week), with generous further reductions in non-contact for leaders and early career teachers
• Interventions, revision sessions and enrichment timetabled as part of your weekly teaching load
• A genuinely flexible approach to timetabling, including the possibility to work from home and late starts/early finishes to suit you and your family
• Weekly timetabled CPD with your department, avoiding unnecessary twilight sessions and protected from cover, and the chance to work collaboratively in a friendly and dynamic environment
• Reduced duties to ensure that staff get breaks during the day, with free tea and freshly brewed coffee provided daily
• An annual paid family day, as well as the possibility to arrange term-time leave by negotiation
• A very generous CPD budget, with a commitment to supporting further study and leadership development
• Countless opportunities for progression both within the school and the wider Trust
• Leaders who are supportive and approachable, who focus on finding solutions and enabling staff to thrive in order to help our students achieve their best
• An on-site gym and sports centre with a substantial staff discount and the chance to use facilities during the College day
• A recruitment and retention allowance of £3000 per year for exceptional candidates
If you are an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented teacher and you are looking for a fresh start for the new academic year or the opportunity to be well-supported through your early years of teaching, we would welcome an application from you. Part time candidates are welcome and as one of eight Flexible Working Ambassador Schools, we are experienced in helping colleagues to find the right balance for them.
We warmly invite interested candidates to attend a candidate Open Morning at the College on Tuesday 9th May between 8.30 and 10am. There will be a chance to meet senior leaders and the Executive Headteacher, and to go on a tour of the College. If you would like to attend, or wish to arrange an alternative time to visit, then please contact hrenquiries@ivc.tela.org.uk
Maths outcomes at IVC are consistently among the highest nationally for both attainment and progress. This post also offers the opportunity to teach at IB level for the right candidate, where Maths is a core part of the Diploma Programme for all students, and where outcomes are well in excess of the national and international averages. You will also be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we embed the IB Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3, and become the first 11-18 state school in the UK to offer three IB programmes. The Maths curriculum is exciting and well-resourced, with the department contributing regularly to the local Maths Hub.
Impington also benefits from being part of the Eastern Learning Alliance (ELA). ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits package alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools. This includes healthcare, car, mobile phone and laptop payment plans, access to private GP services, physiotherapy and mental health support, discounts and access to ticket ballots for high profile events.
Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable. Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV.
Please find the link to our school Safeguarding policy: https://www.impington.cambs.sch.uk/policies/
Why work for ELA:

An application pack is available from our website www.impington.cambs.sch.uk. Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.
Closing Date: Friday 12th May
Interviews Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May- we reserve the right to interview candidates prior to these dates.

Arranging a visit to Impington Village College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrenquiries@ivc.tela.org.uk.

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