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Anglian Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and staff in regulated activity will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and a barred list check.  Certificates of Good Conduct and other checks may be requested if applicable.

 Posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.  Our policies for Ex-Offenders, GDPR and Recruitment can be found on our website: www.anglianlearning.org

 We value diversity and welcome applications from all, including those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act. Flexible working will be considered.


Site Officer  – immediate start or as soon as possible

Full time (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

Salary:  Scale 1D, Point 3-4 (£18,887-£19,264)

Hours : 10am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 5.30pm on Fridays, with flexibility for events at other times including occasional weekends.   We are seeking to appoint a reliable, flexible person with initiative, energy and commitment, who can work alone and takes pride in their achievements.

To apply, please complete a support staff/non-teaching staff application form (found below) and return to Mrs Smith (ssmith@bassingbournvc.org) together with a covering letter outlining how you would successfully implement the requirements of the job description and how your previous experience has successfully prepared you for this post.

Site Officer Job Description

Site officer Person specification

Closing date:  12pm on Thursday 12th May 2022 with interviews the week after



(Spanish to KS4 with French to KS3)


We are looking for an inspirational and dedicated MFL teacher to join our outstanding Languages department.

The Languages department at Bassingbourn Village College is an innovative and supportive team who are passionate about inspiring students and broadening their horizons. Languages in the college is a thriving subject which is popular at both KS3 and 4. It is well respected by pupils as an essential and exciting part of their education. The department consists of four teachers who all share a genuine enthusiasm for the teaching of their subject. We are a supportive and friendly department and have an open-door policy of watching each other teach, and learning from each other. We pride ourselves on sharing best practice and resources across the department. We have a wide range of experience within the department and are experienced in supporting ECTs in their induction years.

In Year 7, pupils study either French or Spanish. They continue with this language in Year 8 before making their option choices to complete a 3 year KS4. We offer French, Spanish and Latin at KS4 and uptake of Languages at KS4 is high. We have a number of students who opt to study Latin alongside either French or Spanish.

We are passionate about giving our students opportunities to extend their learning and offer a range of additional activities to help foster this, such as intercollege competitions and taster sessions of different languages including Japanese, German, Portuguese and Italian. Whilst we have been restricted in being able to offer residential trips over the last 2 years, we are eager to get these fully up and running again. We usually run a number of residential trips each year as well as a day trip to Cambridge University to take part in their language events. There is a long-standing successful Year 8 trip to Normandy which is always oversubscribed and French and Spanish exchanges with our partner schools which are open to all year groups. Our Year 10 and 11 Latin students have just returned from our first trip to Pompeii which we aim to offer to students every two years in the future.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to teach Spanish to KS4 and French to KS3. The ability to offer Latin would be an added bonus.

To apply, please complete a teaching staff application form (found below) and return to Mrs Smith (ssmith@bassingbournvc.org) together with a covering letter outlining how you would successfully implement the requirements of the job description and how your previous experience has successfully prepared you for this post.

Closing date for applications is 12pm  on Thursday 12th May 2022.  Interviews will be held the week after.  We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.


Teaching Assistant  – immediate start, or as soon as possible.

Level 2 point 5/6 (£19,650 – £20,043 fte)

30 hrs/week term time only

Salary will be pro-rata based on hours/weeks worked

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and successful Student Support team; you will support students and teachers across the whole school and depending on experience may deliver individualised interventions under the guidance of our SENCo and Student Support Team. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the SENCo, external professionals, and class teachers to enable the students to access learning. The successful applicant may be required to support a specific named child.  This position could be suitable for a graduate as a stepping stone into a career working with young people, or for someone who is wanting to progress into teaching training.

Demonstrating the ability to form and maintain strong positive relationships with students with a wide range of needs is essential to the role.   A willingness to be flexible in your approach and the ability to carry out all duties in line with school expectations is essential.

Job description and person specification can be found below.

TA Level 2 Person Spec TA Level 2 Job Description

TA Level 2 Person Spec

To apply, please complete a support staff/non-teaching staff application form (found below) and return to Mrs Smith (ssmith@bassingbournvc.org) together with a covering letter outlining how you would successfully implement the requirements of the job description and how your previous experience has successfully prepared you for this post.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Thursday 12th May 2022.  Interviews will be held the week after.


Self-employed Peripatetic Music teacher for Strings 

We have a vacancy for a self-employed peripatetic strings teacher. If you are interested in joining the peripatetic music team as strings teacher at Bassingbourn Village College, please complete the non-teaching staff application form below and return to ssmith@bassingbournvc.org, or if you would like to speak to our Teacher of Music for more information, please contact Mr N Cowlan on ncowlan@bassingbournvc.org 


If you are interested in applying for one of our vacancies, visits to the school are warmly encouraged (restrictions permitting); please call the school office to arrange. If a visit is not possible then a telephone conversation with our Principal or one of our Deputy Principals is welcomed.     For more information on working at Bassingbourn Village College and what the local surroundings have to offer, please take some time to read our Application Pack Information :  Working at Bassingbourn Village College


Application forms :  Application forms should be completed and returned to the College with a covering letter.

We do not accept CVs.

Teaching staff:           (word version): AL Teacher application form April 2022         (PDF version) AL Teacher application form April 2022

Non-teaching staff (including exam invigilators)          (word version)  AL Support Staff application form April 2022 (PDF version) AL Support Staff application form April 2022

Disclosure of criminal record declaration form.pdf                  Disclosure of criminal record declaration form Word version

Keeping Children Safe in Education – KCSIE 2021 Part 1 and Annex B

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Trust Appointed Governor – Bassingbourn Village College


Anglia Learning Multi-Academy Trust is looking to appoint a governor to the Local Governing Body of Bassingbourn Village College.


BVC is an excellent school with a strong positive ethos. In 2017 the College achieved a “Good” rating from Ofsted, who described BVC as a great school built upon strong relationships. Ofsted noted in particularly the safe and inclusive atmosphere, where good behaviour is a strength and supports learning well.


Governors are responsible for providing strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They help to decide the priorities for improving the school and work in partnership with the Headteacher, senior leadership team and other governors to raise standards and improve outcomes for all students. Our Trust governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to provide us with the skills and experience we need to function effectively. These include understanding and/or experience of governance and strategic planning, communication skills including being able to discuss sensitive issues tactfully, and ability to analyse and understand data.


Being a school governor also requires a time commitment that includes attending meetings and events inside and outside of school, and reading and commenting on documents outside of meetings. You will also be required to attend training courses and termly briefings outside of school.


If you have time to commit to this role we would like you to consider becoming a Trust governor at BVC.


The term of office for a Trust governor is four years.


Anyone who is interested in becoming a Trust governor should contact Mr Will Clayton, the Chair of the Local Governing Body, by email: wclayton@anglianlearning.org


Looking for some part-time, casual work term time only?

Job Title: Examination Invigilator

Job Description

The primary roles of an invigilator are twofold; to ensure that examinations are conducted according to the regulations and to ensure that all candidates have the opportunity to perform in the examination to the best of their ability.

Purpose: To assist the Examinations Officer & Chief Invigilator in the smooth running of all examinations
Accountable to: Examinations Officer
Responsible for: Supervising students before, during and after examinations.

Acting as a reader/scribe for students with these arrangements

Working with: Examinations Officer, Chief Invigilator, other invigilators,  Heads of department, other staff as appropriate
Working time: During exam periods – Mainly the May/June period but at other times as they occur throughout the school year.

Morning exams start at 9am and afternoon exams usually start at 1.40pm – invigilators are expected to be on duty up to 30 minutes before each exam.

Pay scale National Living Wage (plus holiday pay)
Disclosure level Enhanced
Qualifications and personal skills
  • No formal qualifications or experience necessary; training will be given.
  • Vigilance, calmness and firmness are more important than formal qualifications
  • You will work as part of a team so need to be adaptable within the working environment


Key Tasks Organisation & Administration

  • to issue papers and necessary equipment to students
  • to maintain a discrete but effective and vigilant presence during the examination enabling students to perform to the best of their ability
  • to support students who may need to take rest breaks during the exam
  • to invigilate small groups where some students may have readers or scribes
  • to support students as a reader or scribe
  • to support the examination officer/chief invigilator in checking papers before despatch
  • to ensure the exam hall is cleared of all materials relating to the finished paper and then help set up for the next exam

Professional Development

  • to attend training meetings before examination periods and as necessary for refreshers
  • to attend de-briefing sessions at the end of each exam period to maintain good practice


  • to be aware of and comply with policies relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. Also to be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all



This job description maybe reviewed from time to time.  Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task will not necessarily be identified and a full explanation will be given at the New Invigilators training session.

To apply, please complete a support staff application and send with a covering letter by post to Mrs S Smith at the College or by email to ssmith@bassingbournvc.org.  CVs will not be accepted.  If you require further information about this position, please contact the Exams Officer, Sue Jenkins on 01763 242344 or by email sjenkins@bassingbournvc.org


Bassingbourn Village College is a lead school for initial teacher training working with the Cambridge Teaching Schools’ Network – CTSN. CTSN is a collaboration of Teaching School Hubs, MATs and local schools working together to provide the capacity to deliver effective teacher training throughout Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Peterborough in order to generate its own high-quality teachers.  To find out more please click on the logo below:




Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344