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  • Teaching Assistant Level 1

    Published 07/12/17

    Impington Village College

    Teaching Assistants Level 1 – full time 32.5 hours per week

    Required as soon as possible

    Salary: Level 1: £15,246 - £15,613 (£12,982 - £13,295 pro rata for term time working)

    At Impington Village College we have a large and highly regarded SEND and an Enhanced Resource unit. We have students from 11-16 with a wide range of learning, behaviour and physical disabilities.  We also have a post-16 provision and Enhanced Resource unit for young people with statements of SEND.

    We would like to hear from candidates who:

    • Want to work with SEND students across the age, ability and subject range either on a one to one basis or in small groups
    • Understand the importance of the College’s inclusive ethos
    • Have high expectations for standards of achievement and behaviour

    You will need an excellent level of education including GCSE English and Maths as well as IT and communication skills.

    Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept CVs.

    Closing Date: 10am Wednesday 3 January 2018

    Please go to our website for an application pack and application form. If you require any further information please contact Susan Kay, HR Manager on

    New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX Tel: 01223 200400

    Job Description 

    Name of School:     Impington Village College

    Line Manager:         SENCO

    Grade:                       Teaching Assistant Level 1

    Teaching Assistants are required to attend a one-hour training sessions after school  every Tuesday and will receive either overtime or time in lieu for attending these sessions.

    Main Purpose of Job

    To enable students to become independent learners and make progress by the following:

    1. under the guidance of the class teacher, support teaching and learning in the classroom
    2. assisting the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment
    3. promoting the inclusion of all pupils ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
    4. providing general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupils and the classroom
    5. to be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

    Main Responsibilities

    Support for the Teacher

    • Assist the teacher with the planning and preparing of teaching resources which focus on differentiation for SEND students to allow independent learning and progress
    • Provide feedback that will assist with recording the achievements and progress of pupils
    • To be proactive in managing behaviour and promote self-control, independence and integration
    • To accompany teachers and classes on educational visits as required
    • To work with the class teacher to complete administration tasks and prepare displays

    Support for the Curriculum

    • To use and prepare specialist equipment, plans and resources necessary to support learning activities, taking into account pupil’s interests, language and cultural backgrounds
    • To assist with the development of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities

    Support for the Pupils/ Families

    • Under the direction of the teacher carry out pre-determined tasks to support student learning and progress
    • To establish and develop productive working relationships with pupils acting as a role model
    • To work with pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to develop and achieve
    • To provide support for pupils to broaden and enrich their learning
    • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom and encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities
    • To work with small groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning
    • To support a child with disabilities or special educational needs
    • To support children in mixed ability groupings ensuring that they understand tasks and learning objectives

    Support for the School

    • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
    • To contribute to overall ethos/work/aims of the school
    • To contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out of school learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in class
    • To attend and participate in regular meetings, and in training and other activities as required
    • To assist in the general care of the school environment
    • To assist with pupils at the beginning and end of the day and in the playground as required
    • To support the appraisal system for support staff

    Person Specification 






    Good basic education to GCSE level in literacy and numeracy, or the equivalent (grade C or above)

    A relevant qualification in Childcare and/or Education


    Previous experience of working with children either in a paid or voluntary setting

    Preferably in an educational environment



    Personal Skills and Attributes




    Enthusiasm and commitment to supporting pupils with learning difficulties



    The ability to:

    • assist children on an individual basis, in small group and whole class work;
    • explain tasks simply and clearly and foster independence;
    • supervise children, and adhere to defined behaviour management policies;
    • safeguard and promote the welfare of children



    Ability to relate well to and communicate effectively with children



    Good verbal and written communication skills



    Ability to work constructively as part of a team



    Good organisational skills


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  • Part-time Teacher of Italian (Maternity Cover)

    Published 06/12/17

    Currently 14 teaching hours per fortnight + PPA

    Required as soon as possible

    “Impington Village College is one of the best secondary schools in the country” Telegraph 16/09/2016

    Impington Village College is part of the Morris Education Trust and we are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher with energy, enthusiasm and who is committed to the development of creative and engaging teaching and learning in Italian.  This role will offer the opportunity to teach Italian at KS5 to native speakers as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in our ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2016) international sixth form.

    Italian is one of the most spoken languages in the College, with thirty per cent of the Sixth Form being native speakers and keen to retain their connections with their first language and literature.

    This is also a great time to be joining Impington Village College.  The College has delivered spectacular outcomes over the last two years, placing us in the top 5% of all schools nationally and establishing Impington as a leading provider in the region, including a Progress8 score of 0.66 and an IB Diploma pass rate of 97%, with an average point score of 34. The College received an excellent Ofsted report in Spring 2016, and this was followed by a successful application to be the Lead School in our new Teaching School Alliance, the newly-formed Morris Teaching School Alliance.

    We are looking for an excellent practitioner who has:

    • strong subject knowledge at KS5 and experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate programme
    • the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students encouraging them to achieve the best they can  
    • a strong classroom presence to achieve high levels of student engagement and progress
    • the qualities to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the Faculty/Sixth Form

    IVC can provide you with:

    • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within
    • a full programme of CPD  and as IVC is a strategic partner within CASSA Teaching Schools Alliance, access to outstanding professional development and research opportunities
    • support to teachers who wish to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University “SUPER Programme”
    • funding and support to complete the CMI Leadership and Coaching qualification

    Closing Date 10am Wednesday 3 January 2018

    Please see our website – vacancies section – for further information and an application form:   If you wish to apply for the role please apply using an IVC application form and return to Susan Kay HR Manager at  

    IVC is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required and pre-employment checks are undertaken on all post-holders.

    We do not accept applications by CV

    Job description 


    Post Holder:



    Post Title:

    Teacher of  Italian


    Post Purpose:

    Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

    To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate. 

    To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and tutor.

    To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

    To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

    To share and support the College’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

    To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment


    Reporting to:

    Lead Practitioner:  Languages


    Responsible for:

    The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

    Achievement and standards within any classes taught


    Working Time:

    Full time as specified within the STPCD


    Place of Work:

    Your principal place of work will be Impington Village College but you may be required to work at other schools and sites within Morris Education trust by mutual agreement.



    IVC Main Scale/UPS


    Disclosure Level:

    Enhanced DBS + Barred List Check

    2. Teaching


    To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in College and elsewhere.


    To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.


    To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.


    To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.


    To undertake a designated programme of teaching.


    To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.


    To prepare and update subject materials.


    To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.


    To maintain discipline in accordance with the College’s Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.


    To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and College procedures.


    To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

    3. Operational & Strategic Planning


    To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Department/Faculty.


    To contribute to the Department’s/Faculty’s Development Plan and its implementation.


    To plan and prepare courses and lessons.


    To contribute to the whole College’s planning activities.

    4. Curriculum Provision


    To assist the Lead Teachers and Lead Practitioner to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching, including extra-curricular activities, which complements the College’s strategic objectives.

    5. Curriculum Development


    To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the College’s Vision and Strategic Priorities.

    6. Staffing


    To take part in the College’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.


    To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.


    To engage actively in the Appraisal process.


    To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.


    To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the College.

    7. Quality Assurance


    To help to implement College quality procedures and to adhere to those.


    To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/department in line with agreed College procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria.  To seek/implement modification and improvement where required.


    To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.


    To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the College.

    8. Management Information


    To maintain appropriate records and provide relevant accurate and up-to date information for the College’s Management Information System, registers etc.


    To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students


    To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.

    9. Communications & Liaison


    To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate.


    Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the College.


    To follow agreed policies for communications in the College.


    To take part in liaison activities such as parents’ evenings, review days and liaison events with partner schools.


    To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

    10. Management of Resources


    To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.


    To assist Lead Practitioner and Lead Teachers to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources.


    To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the College, department and the students.

    11. Pastoral System


    To be a Lead Tutor to an assigned group of students.


    To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor group as a whole.


    To liaise with the Head of House to ensure the implementation of the College’s Pastoral System.


    To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of College life.


    To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.


    To contribute to the preparation of action plans and progress files and other reports.


    To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.


    To communicate as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the College concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.


    To contribute to PD, citizenship, careers-related learning and enterprise according to College policy


    To apply the Behaviour Policy so that effective learning can take place.

    12. College Ethos


    To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.


    To support the College in meeting its legal requirements for worship.


    To promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies.


    To comply with the Trust’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

    13. Safeguarding


    To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies.


    To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/prevent training, adult protection training as required by the Trust .

    Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

    14. Signatures

    The College will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

    This job description is current at the date below but will be reviewed on an annual basis and, following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the job requirements which are commensurate with the job title and grade.

    Person specification 

    To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:




    Qualifications and Experience:



    A teaching qualification


    Honours degree


    The ability to teach IB Italian  


    Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


    The ability to support extra-curricular activities


    Knowledge and understanding :



    The National Curriculum/QCA Schemes of Work


    A range of teaching and learning styles


    Strategies to raise standards of student attainment


    An effective curriculum to meet the needs to different learners


    A significant interest in languages that will engage and excite students


    Leadership & Management skills:



    An educational philosophy


    A commitment to comprehensive education


    Motivate and inspire both children and adults


    Potential for leadership


    Personal & Professional attributes:



    Good interpersonal skills


    Initiative, resilience and stamina


    Innovation, creativity and critical reflective thinking


    Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines


    ICT competence


    An ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences


    An ability to work hard under pressure


    An ability to share high expectations of achievement and behaviour


    Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children:

    At interview candidates should be able to demonstrate:



    The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children


    Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours


     Date: December  2017

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