Assistant Principal, Biggleswade

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Ivel Valley SchoolBiggleswade

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 (£54,250) to L18 (£59,857)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity to support the next stage of the development of our highly respected local special school and to deliver improved outcomes and life chances for our pupils 

Our school 

Ivel Valley School is a maintained area special school catering for children and young adults aged from 3 to 19 years who have a wide range of complex learning needs and disabilities.

Ivel Valley is a good school, however, we are striving towards recognition as a Centre of Excellence. The new Assistant Principal will play a key role in achieving this vision.  

We invest in our staff team and believe in high quality appraisal processes that focus on personal and professional development. As Assistant Principal at Ivel Valley School you will be supported to complete additional leadership qualifications and also be offered effective coaching in your role.

This is a challenging and rewarding appointment, however, support will be there when you need it.  

The job 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about learning for all pupils. We cater for children, young people and young adults who have a variety of ambitions, targets and goals. The successful candidate will be someone who ensures access and progress for all pupils.

You will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have overall responsibility for either the Secondary or Primary areas of the school in addition to other specific leadership responsibilities. You will report directly to the Head of School. 

This post will commence from September 2018. 

Pay Scale 

Leadership Spine Points 14 (£54,250) to 18 (£59,857) 

Closing Date for Applications:  10.00 am on Monday 19th March 2018 

Shortlisting: Tuesday 20th March 2018 

Interviews: Monday 26th March 2018 

Further details are available to download from, or from 

We encourage and expect prospective candidates to make an informal visit to the school prior to applying for this position. The Principal will be hosting potential candidates on Friday 9th March from 0930 to 1130, and on Monday 12th March from 0930 to 1130. Please contact Alison Cobb, the Principal's PA, on to arrange your appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Ivel Valley School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and all posts within school are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. 

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More about Ivel Valley School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Secondary Site, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1767 601010
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Ivel Valley School opened on 1 September 2010 as a merger of two long-standing local special schools. We are now one of two maintained area special schools in Central Bedfordshire providing education for children and young adults aged from 3 to 19 ye...