Community Governor

Are you interested in supporting your local school?

There is an opportunity to undertake the role of Community Governor at Woburn Lower School.  The Governing Body is supported by an active group of Governors and a new member would be very welcomed by the team.

During the past few years Woburn Lower School has increased its numbers and build further on their Outstanding Ofsted report received in 2010/2011.  The Governing Body are looking to continue that process.

The role would involve attending approximately 4 formal meetings a year and visits to the school from time to time.

If you would like further information, please contact Jenny Howe, Clerk to Governors on 01525 290207.
Scale: NJC Scale 3 (9.36 per hour)

Monday - Friday 8.45am - 12 midday with effect from September 2019
One Year Fixed Term Contract

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant in our small outstanding village school.

You will be working alongside a passionate and experienced class teacher, helping her deliver fun and engaging lessons.  Our children are extremely well behaved and love learning in a very happy and caring environment.  The class size is small. 

Woburn Lower is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This post is subject to an enhance 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.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

An Application pack can be downloaded from the school’s website. 
For any queries, please contact Mrs Howe / Mrs Lunn at

Closing Date: Friday 6th September 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Year 3 / 4 Teaching Assistant - September 2019
One Year Fixed Term Contract

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Headteacher, Woburn Lower School, Bedfordshire

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Salary: HT4 £48,687 - HT10 £56,434

Posted: 15th July 2019
Closing date: Midnight 15th September 2019

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Start date: January 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic and inspiring new Headteacher to lead our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Lower School.

The current head is retiring after seven years and we are seeking a successor who will build on the school’s existing high standards whilst bringing to the role their strong leadership expertise, skills, ideas and commitment to excellence.

Woburn Lower School is a small rural school situated in the picturesque Georgian village of Woburn, within the Duke of Bedfordshire’s country estate. The school is a Grade 1 listed Tudor building which houses 60 pupils.

Woburn Lower School has a well-deserved reputation, benefitting from a valued and motivated specialist teaching staff, enthusiastic pupils, supportive parents and committed Governing Board.
The school has achieved 100% in phonics for the last four out of five years and continues to significantly out-perform both the Local Authority (and National) in its English and Maths KS1 SATS results. The school is well resourced and subsequently provides a positive and enriching learning environment for all its pupils.

Our next Headteacher will:

• Provide strategic leadership with a view to developing and improving an already outstanding school
• Work collaboratively to formulate the aims and objectives of the school
• Lead by example and model best practice regarding professional conduct, workload and personal development

Visits to Woburn Lower School are essential and warmly encouraged prior to application. Please contact Jenny Howe or Emma Lunn on 01525 290207 or alternatively via email at to make an appointment to visit w/c 9th September 2019.  The school is obviously closed during the summer break, but emails are checked regularly.

Please return completed applications to Woburn Lower School by midnight, Sunday 15th September. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 24th and 25th September 2019 - second interviews may be required.

At Woburn Lower School we are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All candidates should be aware that we follow safer recruitment policies and procedures so references will be requested prior to interview. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
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