Schools Vacancies

Virtually all jobs in teaching require appropriate training and qualifications. The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention, part of Central Bedfordshire Council can provide you with advice and training whether you want to start working with children or develop in your current role.

To advertise a vacancy with us please download and complete the Schools Vacancy Advertising form and return it to us by email at academy@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk. Please be aware of the advertising costs which are detailed on the vacancy form.

Vacancy, School and Closing date

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Headteacher – Ashton St Peter's C of E VA Primary School, Dunstable  - 12pm 26 November 2018  +

Salary:    2HT4-2HT11 (£50,476 - £59,857
Hours:    Full Time

Start date:  Summer or Autumn term 2019

Grade: 2HT4 – 2HT11 (£50,476 - £59,857)

Ashton St Peter’s Primary is a vibrant and friendly school. We are looking for an inspirational and dynamic leader to build on our successes, lead us to the next phase of our development and to continue to drive standards across the school to ensure we support each and every one of our pupils. As a practising Christian, your faith, drive and vision will help us to continue to maximise the development and achievements of all our children, as well as contributing to our local communities. You will be warmly welcomed by our enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and their achievements, our committed and motivated staff, engaged parents and a supportive Governing Body.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and verification of identity and qualifications.

Visits to the school for prospective candidates are both recommended and warmly welcomed. 

  • School Tours: by arrangement
  • Closing Date: 12pm, Monday, 26th November 2018
  • Short listing: Tuesday, 27th November 2018
  • Interviews: Tuesday, 11th December 2018

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website  office@ashtonstpeters.beds.sch.uk   or contact 01582 663410

Closing date:      12pm 26 November 2018
Interview date:     11 December 2018

Teaching Assistant 1:1 (temporary contract attached to named child), Class Based Teaching Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term Maternity Cover) – Beecroft Academy, Dunstable - 12 noon 23 November 2018 +

Salary:   NJC Scale 7-10, £16,495 - £16,863 (full time equivalent)
Hours:   28 hours per week - 1:1 Teaching Assistant - Immediate start, 30 hours per week Teaching Assistant - December 2018 start, 20 hours per week (mornings) Teaching Assistant - January 2019 start

Visits to the school are strongly recommended by arrangement through the school office.

Due to maternity leave in the school, we are currently seeking to appoint two teaching assistants to work with classes. In addition we are seeking to appoint a 1:1 teaching assistant to work one-to-one with a Year 1 child here at Beecroft Academy.

The successful candidates will:

  • be passionate about making a real difference to the lives of the children,
  • build positive relationships with the children and their parents/ carers,
  • be keen to work alongside the class teacher and SENDCo to provide an individualised curriculum and learning environment,
  • be organised and proactive.

We are proud to offer:

  • wonderful children who enjoy being at school,
  • a supportive SENDCo and leadership team
  • CPD opportunities to broaden your knowledge and understanding around the specific needs of the child you will be working with,
  • support from appropriate external agencies.

Experience of working with children who have special educational needs is desirable but not essential.

Beecroft Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. We are an Equal Opportunities employer

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.beecroftacademy.co.uk  or contact Maureen Phillips on 01582 663486 or by email at recruitment@beecroftacademy.co.uk

Closing Date:    12 noon 23 November 2018
Interview Date:  Week commencing 26 November 2018

Home Support Worker – Care Forum (MK) Ltd - 16 November 2018  +

Salary:   £7.38 - £9.34 plus bonuses and mileage
Hours:   Varied

Would you like to do something meaningful with your life?

Then how about making a positive difference to the life of a child with a disability by helping at home (arts & crafts, cooking, mealtimes, personal care etc.) or accessing the wider community (bowling, clubs, parks, swimming etc.) to add some fun to their lives and develop their social skills.

 As some of our children find change difficult you would need to be available on a regular basis either after school, evenings, weekends or school holidays and have use of a car to take the children out.

We are very passionate about the care we provide so would love to hear from you if you are caring, enthusiastic and committed to helping children and families.

Please contact us to find out more about joining our dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable team.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website Office@careforum.co.uk  or contact Tia, Kerry or Lynn or call on 01908 584136.

Closing date:    16 November 2018

Senior Leader – Cranfield Church of England Academy - 9am 23 November 2018 +

Salary:      Main or Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b
Hours:      Full-Time

Fully immersed in our ethos of enjoyment, achievement & learning, we want a Senior Leader who can passionately champion our school and its community and ‘be Cranfield’ in everything they do. We are looking for a senior leader who:

  • Is an outstanding classroom teacher, who takes satisfaction in enabling children to flourish.
  • Is ready to lead others through modelling of good practice, challenge and inspiration.
  • Will uphold a strong Christian ethos; embracing an environment that is friendly, dynamic and engaging. Will expect the highest of standards of themselves, our staff and children.
  • Will contribute significantly to the Academy’s leadership and management, ensuring rapid and significant impact in all of their work and inspiring confidence in all they do.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website http://www.cranfieldchurchofenglandacademy.co.uk/Recruitment/ or contact 01234 750261

Closing date:     9am 23 November 2018
Interview date:   28 November 2018

General Kitchen Assistant  – Church End/Forest End Site - 09 November 2018 +

Salary:   L1 A £8.75 per hour. Including Living Wage
Hours:   1 X 12.5HRS. 1 X 15HRS

Assist the kitchen manager in providing catering services including preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. Assist in the delivery of other catering services and special functions as required.

 Assist with the setting up of the service counter, serve customers, supervise self-service of food, providing replenishments as necessary, and clearing and cleaning of same.

Assist in the clearing, cleaning and washing-up within the kitchen, including “in-depth” cleaning on cleaning days, using any specialised products, equipment and methods authorised.

Follow the correct Council procedure in relation to registering pupils and staff using a cashless system during service periods

Assist with the setting up of the dining furniture and preparation of the room for dining, clearing, cleaning and dismantling same.

To use the correct work practices and methods to produce a high quality food service and comply with Food Safety and Health and safety legislation.

To assist the Kitchen Manager with other duties which may include receipt and storage of goods, stock count, temperature  recording and any other duties as required.

Please contact Area Catering Manager, Nicola Gordon on 01582 538213 or 07500 097107 or by email Nicola.gordon@luton.gov.uk

Closing date: 09 November 2018 

Part - Time  Class Teacher - Lower KS2 – Dunton VC Lower School, Dunton Biggleswade - 31 October 2018  +

Salary:    M1 - M6
Hours:   0.4 (Two days per week)  For Spring term & Summer term 2019

Newly Qualified or Experienced considered.

Dunton VC Lower School is a highly successful and Ofsted "Outstanding" village school for children aged 4 to 9.  The school prides itself on the individual attention given to every child; a strong academic record and its family atmosphere.  The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic teacher who has the ability to inspire and nurture young children.

For further details and an application pack, please E-mail drc@cbc.beds.sch.uk or contact Office Manager/Bursar Mrs Deborah Robertson - Cowley on 01767 312154

Closing date:      31 October 2018

Kitchen Manager  – Fairfield Park 2, Ruskin Road, Stotfold- 9 November 2018 +

Salary:   L4   £19,819.00
Hours:    25

Provide catering services including preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. Deliver other catering services and special functions as required, in order to maximise income and customer satisfaction.

Organise and assist with setting up of dining room/s cleaning and washing up including in depth cleaning. 

Organise kitchen staff to ensure all tasks are efficiently completed according to rotas, to keep hours worked within budget targets. Assist the Area Catering Operations Manager in assessing catering and staffing needs. Ensure correct work practices and methods are used by all kitchen staff to produce high quality food service and comply with Food Safety and Health and safety legislation. To carry out training of staff as required.

Order and control all stock required in the service maintaining records as appropriate. Ensure that the kitchen is correctly stocked with light equipment and first aid items. Control all expenditure to ensure it is in line with budget targets. .

Complete all appropriate returns and records in accordance with current catering policy and the Council’s Financial Regulations to meet the required timescales and produce accurate accounts of income and expenditure.

Implement all Council policies and procedures including Sickness Absence Monitoring, Personal Performance Appraisal (PPA), to ensure policies are adhered to and the Council’s standards in these areas are met.

Produce menus and other food sales according to the School Food Plan and the needs of the school in consultation with the Area Catering Operations   Manager and the SLA/contract. Monitor sales of meals to meet customer needs and respond accordingly

Ensure all equipment is kept in good safe working order. Report any defects in kitchen equipment or premises to the appropriate body.  Ensure this maintenance is undertaken escalating if necessary.

Liaise with the school staff and Area Catering Operations Manager to organise any catering support required for open days, parents’ evenings and other school events. Provide full information of catering services available and maintain good relationships with customers.

Implement emergency feeding if required, to meet the needs of the community.

Please contact Area Catering Manager Nichola Gordon on 01582 538213 or 07500 097107 or by email at Nicola.gordon@luton.gov.uk

Closing date:    9 November 2018

EYs Teacher Key Stage 2 Teacher – Greenleas School, Leighton Buzzard - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:     Mainscale
Hours:     2x roles 1 x EYs Teacher for 2 days per week, starting Jan 2019 1 x KS2 Teacher – role will be either 100% maternity cover until Easter next year OR 1 day per week maternity cover until Easter but with the likelihood that the 1 day per week role will become permanent

Two exciting opportunities to join the staff of our popular schools:

1 x EYs Teacher for 2 days per week, starting Jan 2019

1 x KS2 Teacher – role will be either 100% maternity cover until Easter next year OR 1 day per week maternity cover until Easter but with the likelihood that the 1 day per week role will become permanent – starting asap but Jan 2019 at the latest.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed teachers to join our friendly, hardworking team.  

We offer you:

  • A vibrant and welcoming atmosphere
  • Friendly children
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • A supportive, hard-working, collaborative and committed staff team

We are a four form entry school operating over two sites in Leighton Buzzard.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.greenleas.net or contact Mrs Joanne Harris  on 01525 385356 or by email at office@greenleas.net

Closing date:       23 November 2018
Interview date:    TBC

Site Agent – Haynes Lower School - 12pm 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   Level 3A Point 15 – 18  Salary £16,772 - £17,891 pro-rata
Hours:  10 hours per week - 2 hours per day  Monday to Friday 7.30am – 9am & 6.30 – 7pm   50 weeks per year

SITE AGENT

We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive, friendly flexible site agent to join our warm and inclusive school. The position is varied, often practical and hands on. 

The main duties include:

  • The security of the school site
  • Record keeping of maintenance checks and log books
  • Ensuring Health and Safety regulations are followed throughout the school
  • Maintenance of the school buildings and grounds (with an understanding of the workings of heating, plumbing and electrical systems).
  • Good organisation skills
  • Team player.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.hayneslowerschool.co.uk or contact Mrs Slade on 01234 381225 or by email at office@hayneslowerschool.co.uk 

Closing date:    12pm 16 November 2018
Interview date:   Week Beginnig 26 November

Teaching Assistant (Level 3 KS 1&2)  – Haynes Lower School - 12pm 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   Level 3   £17,072 - £17,772 Depending on Experience  Pro-Rata
Hours:   12.5 HOURS PER WEEK  Hours: 13.00 – 15.30

Teaching Assistant KS2
(Temporary until 31 August 2019)

The children and staff at Haynes Lower School are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful school and work in Key Stage 1 & 2.  The role will be to cover classes and to take the lead role within the class in the absence of the class teacher.  The role also provide opportunities to run specific interventions supporting children across the school.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work closely with the supportive school team to ensure the care of the children, supporting their learning and development and ensuring their safety.

Haynes Lower School can offer the successful candidate:

  • Friendly, well behaved and motivated learners
  • A supportive, hardworking, collaborative and committed staff team
  • Strong Values based education shown by all members of our community

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.hayneslowerschool.co.uk or contact Mrs Slade on 01234 381225 or by email at office@hayneslowerschool.co.uk 

Closing date:   12pm 16 November 2018
Interview date:  Week Beginning November 2018

Nursery Practitioner– Haynes Lower School - 12pm 23 November 2018 +

Salary:  Level 3 NJC Scale  £17,072 – £17,772 (pro rata)  Depending on Experience
Hours:  32.5 HOURS PER WEEK plus 5 Training Days

 Nursery Teaching Assistant

The children and staff at Haynes Lower School are looking for a Nursery assistant to join our wonderful school and work in our nursery.

We are looking for a friendly, caring individual who has a desire to work with young children and can support them in their play and learning. Our Nursery is a happy, thriving and busy environment where the children’s needs are prioritised.  If you would like to be part of our team and can use your initiative to further develop the learning environment for young, excited and enthusiastic children, we’d love to hear from you.

Haynes Lower School can offer the successful candidate:

  • Friendly, well behaved and motivated learners
  • A supportive, hardworking, collaborative and committed staff team
  • Strong Values based education shown by all members of our community

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.hayneslowerschool.co.uk  or contact Mrs Ann-Marie Slade on 01234 381225 or by email at office@hayneslowerschool.co.uk 

Closing date:     12pm 23 November 2018
Interview date:    03 December 2018

Teaching Assistant – Henlow Church of England  Academy - 21 November 2018 +

Salary:    NJC Level 2B Point 11-14 £17001-£17681 Pro Rata
Hours:    30hrs per week

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support TA. The person appointed will work with the SENDCo, the Learning Support Department and class teachers to plan and deliver support for SEND pupils at Key Stages 2 and 3 that inspires them to participate and excel in the full life of the school.

The successful candidate should be a hardworking, energetic and motivated individual who is willing to develop their expertise, take on new challenges, embrace change and is keen to join our developing team of committed professionals who support the learning and teaching of our SEND pupils. Full training will be given.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and supportive staff in a very successful school.h

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.henlowacademy.co.uk or contact Mrs Janice Marshall on 01462 813733 or by email at jmarshall@henlowacademy.org.uk

Closing date:      21 November 2018
Interview date:    W/c 26 November 2018

1:1 Learning Support Assistant – Husborne Crawley Lower School - 21 November 2018  +

Salary:     L2A point 12-13 depending on experience
Hours:     11.25 hours per week  - Afternoons – term time only + inset days

The role - We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic, SEN Teaching Assistant, with excellent communication skills to support a child in KS1 with an Education, Health Care Plan. The successful candidate must be calm and patient, preferably with experience of supporting children with complex needs such as ADHD or ASD.

Husborne Crawley Lower School follows the Central Bedfordshire Council Guidelines for Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks. Husborne Crawley Lower School operates an equal opportunities policy and the post holder will be expected to carry out all duties in the context of and in compliance with the School’s Equal Opportunities Policies.

For further details please contact Mrs Karen Bloodworth  on 01525 280232 or by email at office@hclowerschool.co.uk for an application pack.

Closing date:       21 November 2018
Interview date:     W/C 26th Nov  2018 dates TBA with candidates 

Science Technician (to start as soon as possible) – Holywell School, Cranfield - 12 November 2018+

Salary:   Level 2C 12-15
Hours:   35 hours per week.  Term Time only

This is a lively and full job with a wonderful range of features and consequent stimuli, challenges and rewards. Alongside the pleasure in providing the technical support to excellent teachers and being alongside them as they deliver these great programmes, this post also involves engagement with pupils in lessons, under the guidance and support of those teachers. The department is very supportive to the professional development of their technician.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.holywellschool.co.uk or contact Sarah Law on 01234 756913 or by email at slaw@holywellschool.co.uk 

Closing Date:  12th November 2018

Class teacher – Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:    MPS
Hours:    Full Time

Year 1 class teacher required for adoption leave cover (possible January/February 2019 for 6 months

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:    23 November 2018

Clerk to Governors –Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:     Negotiable based on experience
Hours:     Variable mostly evenings

The clerk will be accountable to the governing body and will work closely with the Chair, Head teacher and Governors. Duties will include attendance and minute taking at governors' meetings, the preparation and distribution of agendas, minutes and correspondence for all meetings, maintaining a policy review cycle and an annual cycle of governor business, supporting the induction of new governors and guiding the Governing Body on procedural matters.

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:     23 November 2018

Class teacher – Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:    MPS
Hours:     Full Time

Year 2 Class teacher required for maternity leave Cover (18th February 2019 to January/February 2020).

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date: 23 November 2018

1:1 Teaching assistant – Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:    1D Pts 7-10.  £16495 - £16863 (pro rata)
Hours:     15 per week, 08:45-12 daily

1 to 1 Teaching Assistant L1 for Year 2 Maternity Leave Cover – 8.45-12 and 1.15-3.30 (from 1st April 2019, or sooner if necessary, for 1 year)

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:  23 November 2018

1:1 Teaching assistant – Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:    1D Pts 7-10    £16495 - £16863 (pro rata)
Hours:     15 per week, 12:15-3.30 daily

1 to 1 Teaching Assistant L1 for EYFS 15 hours per week (12:15pm – 3:30pm).

Required as soon as possible until 19th July 2019.

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date;    23 November 2018

1:1 Teaching Assistant – Lawnside Lower School, Biggleswade - 23rd November 2018 +

Salary:  1D Pts 7-10  £16495 - £16863 (pro rata)
Hours:   15 per week, 08:45-12 daily

1 to 1 Teaching Assistant L1 for EYFS 15 hours per week (8:45am – 12pm). Required as soon as possible until 19th July 2019.

Lawnside Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk or contact Clare Webb on 01767 312313 or by e-mail lawnside@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   23 November 2018

Head of Art/Design Technology – Leighton Middle School - 9am 26 November 2018 +

Salary:    MPS / UPS + TLR2a
Hours:   Required from Easter 2019 or earlier Full Time

We are looking to appoint someone to lead our Art and Technology Department from Easter 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate will lead a small team of teachers who teach Art and Food Technology. Alongside this, it would be preferred if the successful candidate is able to teach the Resistant Materials element of the curriculum.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.leighton.beds.sch.uk or contact Mrs Hazelden, School Business Manager on  01525 374907 or by e-mail leighton@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:     9am 26 November 2018
Interview date:   29 Novemebr 2018

TA (1) SEN – Maidenhall Primary School, Luton - 25 November 2018 +

Salary:    L2, £12,743 - £13,336 p.a
Hours:     32 hours 40 mins per week, term time only plus 5 training days

We are looking for a SEN teaching assistant (1) to work with a child with special educational needs.  We are looking for a caring and committed person to support the child.

The ability to successfully work as part of a team and to be able to contribute and promote school initiatives is essential.  The role will also involve supervising children during unstructured times of the day.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of Maidenhall Primary School and achieve our ambition of becoming an outstanding school. 

We seek motivated, committed individuals with experience of working with children and with the capability to create and maintain excellent working relationships within the school environment.  You should have, or be working towards a relevant qualification.

We are able to offer:

  • An attractive, well resourced working environment
  • Supportive, well motivated, friendly colleagues
  • Wide opportunities for professional development
  • Children who are keen to learn and well behaved
  • Supportive parents

For further details and an application pack please e-mail http://maidenhallprimary.co.uk/about-us/vacancies  or contact Maria McCafferty on 01582 430780 or by e-mail hr@maidenhall.primaryluton.co.uk

Closing date:        25 November 2018
Interview date:      04 December 2018

Class Teacher – Northill C of E VA Lower School, Bedfordshire - 19 November 2018  +

Salary:    MPS
Hours:    Full Time

Northill VA Lower School is seeking to recruit an excellent, enthusiastic and committed teacher for our mixed Year 3/4 Class for January 2019. We are a friendly and inclusive small, rural, Church School, Ofsted rated ‘Good’ this year. Our school is at the heart of its community and has supportive parents and a very strong family ethos. Values Education is embedded through our school, resulting in good behaviour, a love of learning and an atmosphere where children and staff are happy and valued.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated practitioner who knows how to enthuse, connect and inspire children to ensure pupils’ the best possible chance to succeed. As a small school you must be a dedicated team player.

Visits to our school are welcomed and encouraged to meet our children and to see the class at work. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Required for January 2019

Further more details please email northill@cbc.beds.sch.uk or contact 01767 627415

Closing date:    19 November 2018
Interview date:  TBC

Teaching Assistant – Orchard School and Nursery, Barton-le-Clay - 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   TBC
Hourse:  Part Time

We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team of Teaching Assistants working within our small and friendly school.  You will be required to work within our Lower Key Stage 2 classes to support both the class teacher and children in their daily work. In addition to this you will be required to supervise the children at lunchtime as part of our lunchtime staff. Experience of working in a school environment would be preferable but not essential.

Other Requirements:

  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parents' evenings, summer fayre, Christmas party, etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the school. 
  • Look upon the School and Nursery as a "whole" where can you help to be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.

For further details and an application pack please e-mail admin@orchardschool.org.uk  or contact Doon Williamson on 01582 882054

Closing date:     16 November 2018

Site Agent – Priory Academy - 12pm 12 November 2018 +

Salary:     Level 4D point 24 – 27  £22,401 - £24,657 
Hours:     37 Hours per week
(possibility of accommodation after successful completion of probation period)

Priory Academy is a unique Academy, taking students for year 5

through to year 11, with a strong reputation for partnerships and inclusivity.

We are seeking to appoint a Site Agent who will lead the site team, to assist in the maintenance of the school site. Support in the areas of security, heating & lighting, health & safety and maintenance, with basic handyperson skills.  The Site Agent will be a team player, forward thinking, flexible and dedicated with a strong can do attitude.  The school is looking to appoint an individual with some experience of site maintenance, preferably in an educational or similar setting, who has commitment and high expectations, someone who really wants to make a difference to the lives and futures of our studentsh

For further details and an application pack please e-mail www.prioryacademy.co.uk  or contact Mrs Brown on 01582 661158 or email lbrown@prioryacademy.co.uk

Closing date:       12pm 12 November 2018
Interview date:     TBC

SEN Learning Support Assistant (Temporary contract attached to named child, subject to Local Authority funding – Pulford CofE VA Lower School, Leighton Buzzard - 19 November 2018+

Salary:     NJC Level 2A, 10-13, (Full Time Equivalent £16, 863 - £17,391
Hours:      Rolling school-termly contract. Average 15 Hours per week: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.45-12.15, plus alternate Tuesdays 1.30-3.30 (term-time only).  Flexibility for school trips is also a requirement

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic, organised, physically fit individual to support a Year 3 child.  The role will entail working with the child’s individual targets and where necessary adapting the environment to meet the needs of the child, under the direction of the class teacher, and our very experienced Deputy Head/SENDCO.

Experience of working with children who have special educational needs is desirable but not essential.  Willingness to train is key, along with being comfortable working under their own initiative, within both internal and external environments .

Pulford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.  CVs will not be accepted - please contact the school for further information and an application pack.

For further details contact Mrs Trudi Tew office manager on 01525 372188 or email office@pulford.cbeds.co.uk

Closing date:      19 November 2018
Interview date:    27 November 2018

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDco) – Rainbow Pre-School & Extended Services, Biggleswade - 16 November 2018 +

Salary:    Salary negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours:    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm - 42 weeks per year

RARE OPPORTUNITY

We are excited to announce that Rainbow Pre-School & Extended Services requires a SENDco based at our East Site (Kings Reach Development).

The successful candidate will work closely with all practitioners to support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.  They will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and for co-ordinating provision across the setting, ensuring practice is inclusive and considers the individual need of the child.  The appointed candidate will be able to support effective parent partnership working and provide high quality child care by promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all of the children in the setting.

This is a rate opportunity for the right person to join an expanding, friendly and experienced team.  Consideration will be given to anyone with a current SEND qualification or with a minimum of two years experience working with children with additional needs.

What can Rainbow offer you an as employee?

  • Excellent above average hourly rate of pay
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discounts
  • Holiday pay above the statutory minimum requirement
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing more than 200 perks
  • The chance to join an organisation which is committed to professional development and career progression for all members of staff
  • A positive and friendly staff culture, where each team member counts!

Our Mission Statement 

  • "A Pre-school that nurtures amazing young minds through affordable and flexible early years education"

Our Pre-School Values 

  • Collaborative - Working in partnership with families and other professionals to support children's learning and development.
  • Awe-inspiring - Delivery an awe-inspiring early years' experience which motivates children to explore their world and develop a love for learning.
  • Passion - Caring passionately about every child's welfare, wellbeing and development.
  • Respect - For all.  Valuing diversity and the opinions of others.
  • Reflective - Creating a culture that embraces change, to improve outcomes for all.
  • Listen - Regularly seeking the views of our 'customers' to evaluate and improve the service we provide

For further details and an application pack contact Suzanne Speller - Pre-School Administrator on 01767 210230 or email enquiries@rainbow-preschool.co.uk

Closing Date:    16 November 2018
Interview Date:  19 November 2018

Class Teacher – Ramsey Manor Lower School Barton le Clay  - 19 November 2018 +

Salary:       MPS
Hours:       Full - Time

Ramsey Manor Lower School would like to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed teacher of Year 3 in the first instance.  This could be an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher or an NQT wishing to be part of a supportive, energetic and innovative team.

Ramsey Manor Lower School is a friendly and caring school in the village of Barton le Clay.  We are a Values School and a Forest School (we have our own woodland and stream on site).  In addition we have an ASD provision for a maximum of six pupils.

The school is two form entry and the position is permanent and full time.

The appointment will ideally commence in January 2019 but this can be negotiable with a start date later in the year.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 November.  Interviews will be arranged for 23 November.

Ramsey Manor Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for them.

For further details  contact Mrs Heather Aylott Finance Manager on 01582 881318 or by e-mail admin@ramseymanor.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:       19 November 2018
Interview date:     23 November 2018

Reception Class Teacher – Robert Peel Primary School/Sandy - 23 November 2018 +

Salary:     MPS/UPR
Hours:      Full Time

Start date: 1st January 2019 (Easter 2019 if currently under contract)

Robert Peel Primary School is at the heart of our thriving community. High aspirations coupled with collaborative, positive relationships between all our stakeholders are the key to our success. In February 2016, the school achieved a Good Ofsted rating stating we are: ‘A vibrant school community, where pupils are happy, attend regularly, enjoy learning and make good progress.’

We are looking for an inspirational teacher to work as part of our thriving Reception Team. The role offers the exciting opportunity to help start our children on the first steps of their learning journey. You’ll be joining a supportive team who are collectively passionate about the learning and progress of our children. We recognise the importance of nurturing a love of learning in all our children; to inspire them to reach for the stars.

We embrace the role we play in moulding independent, confident, resilient, aspirational and happy citizens of the future.  At Robert Peel we are committed to enhancing the life chances of our children through an enriching and nurturing environment, with our School Vision at the centre of our work to ensure the children receive first class teaching and learning.  

We would love to hear from aspirational teachers who have the skills, energy and drive to motivate and inspire our children to continue to be ‘the best they can be!’

You will be able:

  • To bring our school vision to life;
  • To deliver a motivating curriculum, which helps pupils to embed effective personal, social and communication skills;
  • To create and develop an enriching, interactive and stimulating learning environment;
  • To develop strong working partnerships with our established Early Years team;
  • To nurture and cherish every child so that they flourish and thrive.

We can offer you:

  • Wonderful children who are friendly, happy and willing to learn;
  • A collaborative learning culture with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff;
  • Continuous professional development and possible opportunities for progression.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience and applications from NQTs are welcomed.

We actively encourage visits to our school to see just how fantastic our children are and to meet our team. Please telephone the school office on 01767 681185 to make an appointment.

Robert Peel Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The full job description, person specification and application form can be found on the school website: www.robertpeellower.co.uk

Closing date:      23 November 2018
Interview date:    TBC

Class Teacher – Shelton and Southill School Federation, Bedfordshire Based at our Southill Lower School Site - 12pm 26 November 2018  +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Full Time, Permanent

Shelton and  Southill School Federation require an enthusiastic teacher to teach at our Southill Lower School Site from January 2018.

Southill Lower School is a friendly, caring, small village school at an exciting time in the development of a collaborative Federation; offering values based education and a commitment to professional development.

The successful candidate will:

  • be committed to delivering exciting learning opportunities.
  • have high expectations of behaviour and learning;
  • be motivated;
  • have a desire to support our values based education;
  • nurture our pupils in the school and foster a lifelong love for learning  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are conditional and subject to an enhanced DBS check

For further details and an application pack and to arrange a visit to the school please visit our website www.sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk or contact Mrs Clare Francis on 01462 813312, or email admin.southill@sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk      

Closing date:     12pm November 2018
Interview date:   10 December 2018

Head Teacher – Shefford Lower School, Shefford - 9am 16 November 2018 +

Salary:  Leadership L16 – 24  C£57,000 - £69,300 
Hours:  Full Time, permanent   from April 2019

Shefford Lower is a happy, successful and ambitious school providing a values-based education for children aged 3 to 9 years.

We are a large school (NOR 450 plus nursery) with a strong sense of community where each child is known and respected as an individual. Our priority is always to ensure our children feel safe, well looked after and confident in their learning. The school’s values-based ethos promotes an inclusive environment where children learn to respect and appreciate other people, take care of their surroundings and behave responsibly.

Governors are looking for an outstanding leader and primary practitioner, with an educational philosophy based on inclusive values and whole school success and an ambitious vision for our primary provision in Shefford.  

We need someone who will:

  • Lead, support and challenge our whole school team in the pursuit of excellence across the all areas of the school
  • Be ambitious in driving continuous improvement throughout the school including: inspiring and developing the school’s staff and leaders, securing outstanding teaching and learning, setting and delivering challenging performance targets, ensuring exemplary behaviour and enabling outstanding safeguarding practices
  • Be passionate about teaching and learning, recognise the potential in all children and demonstrate role-model practices in the classroom
  • Work with the staff and leaders, using the opportunities of our large school and excellent resources, to further enhance our innovative and creative curriculum

Our school can offer you:

  • A fantastic leadership opportunity to help further develop our popular and successful school
  • Enthusiastic and friendly children who are willing and eager to learn
  • Friendly, supportive and skilled teaching and support staff who are dedicated and work hard
  • A supportive and forward thinking leadership team, including Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher (Early Years), Key Stage Leaders, SEND Manager and Business Manager, who keep children at the heart of all school decisions
  • A bright, spacious and well-resourced learning environment
  • Supportive governors who are ambitious for children and work with the school to ensure the best for them
  • A thriving school community with supportive parents, an active Parent & Staff Association and good relationships with our neighbouring schools

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS clearance.  The school is committed to equal opportunities.

School visits are warmly welcomed.  To arrange a visit please contact Tracey Callender, Headteacher, via the school office.  Further information is available from shefford@cbc.beds.sch.uk and https://www.sheffordlowerschool.co.uk/Vacancies.  Application packs are available from EPM Ltd, email: headship@epm.co.uk or download from www.epm.co.uk

Closing date:    9am 16 November 2018
Interview date:  29/30 November 2018

KS1 & KS2 Class Teachers- January 2019 start or as soon after – Shortstown Primary School, Beauvais Square - 12pm 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   MPS1-MPS6
Hours:   Full Time- Permanent

Shortstown Primary School is an expanding School and moved to a new building in September 2013. We now have opportunities for dynamic, committed KS1 & KS2 Class Teachers, to start January 2019. NQT’s welcome to apply.

We are looking to appoint enthusiast practitioners, who are able to teach throughout the Primary years. We operate a creative curriculum with a commitment to raising standards for all pupils.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a team, have effective organisational skills and a willingness to contribute to school life.

For further details and an application pack and to arrange a visit to the school please visit our website www.shortstownprimary.co.uk or contact Julie Coulter or email office@shortstownprimary.co.uk

Closing date:      12pm 16 November 2018
Interview date:    19 November 2018

Teaching Assistant (2) – Someries Infant School and Nursery, Luton - 5pm 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   L3
Hours:   25 hours

The Head Teacher and Governors of Someries Infant School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative teaching assistant to support our pupils with their learning.

We can offer:

  • a friendly working environment
  • an extremely well-resourced learning environment
  • dedicated and caring staff who help and support each other
  • an excellent leadership team who offer support and guidance
  • happy, confident and well-behaved pupils who enjoy being at school
  • a committed governing board and supportive parents and carers

The successful applicant will:

  • hold a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) in mathematics and English at grade C or above
  • hold an NVQ level 2 qualification (or be working towards gaining this qualification)
  • have a high standard of spoken and written English
  • have proven skills in supporting pupils within a primary school setting
  • be an effective communicator
  • have high expectations of all pupils
  • be a committed and flexible team player who is able to work well with others and share ideas
  • be an ambitious person who is keen to develop their expertise

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school by prior arrangement.

For further details and an application pack and to arrange a visit to the school please visit our website http://www.someriesinfants.co.uk/vacancies or contact Sharon Bacchus on 01582 414545 or email finance@someries.infantluton.co.uk

Closing Date:    5pm 16 November 2018
Interview Date:  23 November 2018

Teaching Assistant  – St. Andrew's VC Lower School, West Site, Biggleswade  - 14 November 2018 +

Salary:    NJC Level 2
Hours:    6.5 hrs / week – Thursday and Friday mornings - West Site

Teaching Assistant Needed for December 2018:

Come and join our large and expanding church school.

We offer good training, happy children, a friendly staff and a supportive community.

Visit our website for application forms and more information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates are expected to share this commitment and will be subject to the appropriate checks including with the DBS.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.standrewslowerschool.co.uk or contact 01767 312311 / 312212 standrews@cbc.beds.sch.ukl

Closing date:     14 November 2018
interview date:   21 November 2018

2 x Level 2 Nursery Practitioners - 1 x Level 3 Apprentice  – St.Georges Lower School – Leighton Buzzard - 16 November 2018+

Salary:   Nursery Practitioner pay scale Level 2A (10 – 13)  Level 3 Apprentice  (Apprenticeship pay scale)
Hours:    8.30 am till 4.00 pm

Due to our growth and expansion we have an exciting opportunity for two Level 2 Nursery Practitioners and a Level 3 Apprentice in our setting. The successful candidates appointed would be enthusiastic, imaginative professionals with a proven record of accomplishment. We require high standards and relevant EYFS experience, ready to enthuse our little learners with a creative and playful style. Does this sound like you? There is also an opportunity to further their qualification to a higher level.

Although we have seen rapid growth at Dinky Dragon’s Nursery in the short time since we opened in January 2016, we remain a small, vibrant and diverse community, offering a unique learning environment with a strong emphasis on creativity, active and braided learning opportunities. Children are at the heart of our nursery and through meaningful and motivating learning opportunities we strive to develop children into confident, thoughtful learners who are happy, love learning and every child receives an excellent start to a personalised journey of lifelong learning and school readiness.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website hr@stgeorgeslowerschool.co.uk or please contact Lorraine Keyte on 01525 372096

Closing date:     16 November 2018
Interview date:    22/23 November 2018

1:1 TA working with a child with SEND – Stondon Lower School, Stondon - 4.30pm 15 November 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2A 10-13  starting point 10
Hours:   9:00 – 14:15 (lunch 12:00 – 13:15)  Mon – Fri (20 hours per week)term time only including 5 INSET days

We are seeking to recruit a passionate and caring SEN teaching assistant with excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills to join a committed team of educational professionals, to work 1:1 with a pupil with SEND.

For this post, you must be a cheerful, caring and patient Teaching Assistant, who preferably has experience of working with SEND pupil. The perfect candidate will be self-motivated, capable of working collaboratively and independently when required and able to maintain a professional attitude in a busy classroom environment.  You will need to be flexible and be willing to undertake a variety of activities with our pupil, including personal health care. 

Stondon Lower School has been recognised by Ofsted as ‘GOOD’ and aims to create a truly inclusive teaching and learning environment.   A combined effort has been made by everyone at the school to help make it a caring, creative environment where pupils needs are catered to in an individualised way.

The school is committed to stringent safeguarding procedures (including the PREVENT agenda), therefore, this position will include full adherence to safer recruitment guidelines.  This will include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencement of employment and we will also apply for references prior to interview from your current/most recent employer.

For further details and an application pack please contact Angela Phillips on 01462 850288 or email phillipsa@stondon.cbeds.co.uk.  As an ECO school application packs will be sent out via email.

Closing Date:     4.30pm 15 November 2018

Early Years Class Teacher - Part Time – The Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust - Harlington Lower School  - 12pm 21 November 2018 +

Salary:    MPS
Hours:    2 Days Per Week 0.4FTE  Thursday And Friday

Fixed term: 1st January 2019 to 31st August 2019

We are seeking to appoint a talented, dynamic, and creative Early Years Class Teacher to join our friendly, supportive and hardworking team. The successful candidate will be a flexible team player, committed to raising standards and meeting the needs of children across the school.

Harlington Lower School is member of the Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust. We are an outstanding school with well-behaved and happy children.

The ideal applicant will demonstrate high expectations in behaviour and attainment and always put children at the heart of their teaching. The applicant will have a good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and can inspire and motivate others. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

The school 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 Disclosure and Barring Scheme.

The Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.harlingtonlower.co.uk  or please contact Sue Sproule on 01525 752500 or email harlingtonlower@cbc.beds.sch.uk           

Closing date:     12pm 21 November 2018
Interview date:    28 November 2018

Key Stage 2 PPA Cover – Tithe Farm Primary School, Houghton Regis - 26 November 2018 +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   0.6

Tithe Farm Primary School is dynamic school that promotes children’s learning in a well-resourced creative environment. We are seeking to appoint a Key Stage 2 PPA cover teacher to join our teaching team.

We can offer you:-

  • Enthusiastic children, who are willing to learn and a pleasure to teach.
  • A strong leadership team committed to developing and supporting colleagues.
  • The chance to become a member of a teaching team that relishes new challenges.
  • CPD opportunities to broaden your knowledge and understanding.
  • Opportunities for promotion.
  • A supportive and involved Governing Board.

If you can demonstrate commitment and talent, we can offer you fantastic opportunities and a school you can flourish in.

If this sounds like you and you are ready for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.   Informal tours of the school are welcomed.

Tithe Farm Primary are committed to safer recruitment and all applicants will undergo robust pre-employment checks.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.tithefarmprimary.co.uk or please contact the school on 01582 865047 or email tithefarm@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   26 November  2018
Interview Date: 29 November  2018

Learning Support Assistant – Tithe Farm Primary School, Houghton Regis - 26 November 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2 dependent on experience
Hours:   30 hours per week term time only + inset days

Tithe Farm Primary School is dynamic school that promotes children’s learning in a well-resourced creative environment.

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant

The successful applicant will be based in class supporting whole class learning and smaller group intervention.  Successful applicants must have a recognised qualification in education, at a level 3 or beyond.

The ability to successfully work as part of a team and support school initiatives for learning is essential

We can offer you:-

  • A dedicated leadership team committed to developing and supporting colleagues.
  • The chance to join an enthusiastic, friendly staff.
  • A supportive and involved Governing Board.
  • A caring nurturing community.

If you can demonstrate commitment, patience and a supportive nature, we can offer you fantastic opportunities and a school you can flourish in

Training will be available for the right candidate.

If this sounds like you and you are ready for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.  Informal tours of the school are welcomed.

Tithe Farm Primary is committed to safer recruitment and all applicants will undergo robust pre-employment checks. We are an equal opportunity employer.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.tithefarmprimary.co.uk or please contact the school on 01582 865047 or email tithefarm@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   26 November  2018
Interview Date: 29 November  2018

School Administrator – Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard - 12pm 26 November 2018 +

Salary:      NJC Level 2D (Points 13-16)
Hours:      20-30hrs per week term-time plus 20-30hrs to be worked outside of term-time

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

REQUIRED JANUARY 2019

Level 2D (points 13-16), from £8,148-£12,222 to £8,582-£12,875 per annum for 20-30 hours per week term-time, plus 20-30 hours to be worked outside term-time (based on full-time salary of £17,391 to £18,319)

An exciting opportunity to be part of a strong team in a growing and thriving Academy with a clear vision and ambition for our students.  

 The successful candidate will offer a wide range of administrative skills in order to facilitate and coordinate parent consultation evenings, administrative support for the transfer of students from middle to upper school, the coordination of school awards evenings as well as other administrative work as required. You will be committed, resourceful and flexible in the role, and be able to work as part of an office team while using your own initiative.  

No previous experience is required and full training on how to use the school systems will be provided. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicantsh

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.vandyke.beds.sch.uk or please contactMrs Helen O'Connell on 01525 636717or by email recruitment@vandyke.cbeds.co.uk.

Closing date:     12pm 26 November 2018
Interview date:   TBC

Teaching Assistant –Woodland Middle School, Flitwick - 16 November 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2A  £8.74-£9.01 per hour (dependant on experience
Hours:   28-32 hours per week/term-time only plus training days.  Fixed term contract to July 19 (possibility to be extended)

Woodland Middle School is a very welcoming and warm school and part of the very successful Redborne Schools’ Partnership. 

You will be working in a very effective and friendly team of TAs that support the educational, personal and social needs of our most vulnerable pupils in and out of lessons.  The ideal candidate will have an excellent level of literacy and numeracy, be enthusiastic and have the ability to form good working relationships with children. 

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.woodlandacademy.co.uk or please contact this number 01525 750400 or email brownt@woodlandacademy.co.uk 

Closing date:      16 November 2018
Interview date:    19 November 2018

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