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Interested in joining the Ivel Valley team?

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team for the posts below. Visits for prospective candidates for all posts are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please telephone 01767 601010 or follow the guidance in the ‘Candidate Letter’ or ‘Job Pack’ for the post.

Ivel Valley School Equal Opportunities (please complete and submit with all applications)

Class Teacher

Grade: MPS/UPS + SEN Point

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school, we are looking to appoint two enthusiastic, ambitious and highly skilled teachers who want 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!

In return we will offer you a structured induction programme and a commitment to your future professional development. In addition to this you will become part of a dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, a school with inclusion and respect at its core, and a school that is quickly working to establish itself as a centre of excellence.

Ivel Valley School is an area special school catering for children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities from the east of Central Bedfordshire and beyond. We educate children and young people from the ages of 3 to 19 across two main sites and three satellite classes. Having recently redeveloped our curriculum, we are in an exciting period of progress, and, due to being over-subscribed, are now expanding.

This is an exciting time to join us. Whilst our expansion is primarily in KS2, this vacancy is suitable for a primary or secondary class teacher, as you may be asked to work in any key stage across the school. However, previous experience, training and personal preference will always be taken into account.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visits to the school at present, however we encourage and expect all prospective candidates to make an appointment for an informal chat over the phone to get to know us better before deciding to apply.

If you have any questions, or to arrange a telephone appointment, please contact Alison Cobb on 01767 601010 or at We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date for Applications: Midday on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Shortlisting: Wednesday 24th March 2021

Interviews: Thursday 15th April 2021

IVS Teacher Job Pack Feb 2021

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ICT Apprentice

Grade: Apprentice

Salary: £10,500 for the first year

Job Description:

We are looking for our first ICT apprentice to support the Network Manager in providing an excellent ICT service for the school.

The role holder will undertake the Level 3 Infrastructure Technician course with Milton Keynes College and will spend 20% of their time in off-the-job training and development. This is the perfect opportunity to gain experience, skills and a recognised qualification while working in a school where no day is the same.

For information and how to apply please go to

Closing date: 5th February 2021. For more information please contact

ICT Technician Apprentice Job Description

Cleaner (afternoon)

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 3

Salary: £9.43 per hour

Job Description:

We have identified a need for an additional afternoon cleaner to work at one of the three Ivel Valley School sites (Hitchmead Road, The Baulk and Biggleswade Academy – Kitelands Road).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay scale/grade: (NJC special school scale 1C – point 2 – £9.43 per hour)
  • Working hours: 2 hours per day (10 hours per week) Monday to Friday – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Weeks worked: this is a 50 week contract so you will be working during most school holidays (not Autumn and Spring half terms) but will get standard Annual Leave to be taken during the year
  • Location: based at one of the three sites mentioned above but able to work across all sites when required

For further details please read the applicant letter, job description and person specification.

For further details or to submit your application form please email  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

Cleaner Job Description & Person Spec November 2020

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Midday Supervisory Assistant

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 4

Salary: £9.43 - £9.81 per hour)

Job Description:

We are often looking for a Midday Supervisory Assistants to join the team to work at one of our sites in Biggleswade; the School site (Hitchmead Road), the College site (The Baulk) or our satellite classes at Biggleswade Academy. These posts are quite different from those at a mainstream school so please read the job description to fully understand the nature of the role.

The posts are for 2 hours a day over lunchtime, Monday to Friday during term time.

Ivel Valley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and barring Service check.

For further details or to submit an application please email the admin me on  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

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