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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 December 2023 at 10am

  • Date listed

    20 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 Annually (FTE) £19,036 (actual salary based on 35 hours per week - working term time plus 5 training days)

Teaching Assistants Level 2 job summary

About this role

Ivel Valley is a special needs school in Biggleswade and we are looking to recruit enthusiastic, ambitious and energetic teaching assistants to work with our fantastic children and young people. If you think that you meet these criteria please get in touch, even if you haven’t worked in a special school before!

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.

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 and full time, working 35 hours weekly from 8.30am to 4.00pm each day. Part-time requests will be considered for a reduced number of days, however the working hours are fixed.

Please visit our website for more information about our school and college. Full details of the role are included in the attached person specification and job description.

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.

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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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