SET Beccles

Hours: Permanent, part time, 15 hours a week

Salary: £22,366 FTE per annum, £7,667 Pro rata per annum

Closing date: 31/01/2024 09:00

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Here at SET Beccles School is a part of the Seckford Education Trust and we believe in each and every child.

We are an ambitious and yet small and caring school with big opportunities in mind for those who join us.

The school’s vision is to provide an education system that truly serves those it educates by always reflecting on and addressing individual needs, strengths, and interests. There is a Specialist Resource Base on site, supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

The school is currently a “good” school according to Ofsted, with an inspection from May 2018.



Job Purpose:  

Driving the school minibus to pick up and drop off students on the school run and for trips during the day.  Responsibility for the safe operation of a school minibus at all times when in use for driving staff and students, including ensuring relevant checks are conducted prior to each trip.  

  Driving a School Minibus  

  • Collecting students from given pick-up points along a determined route and delivering them to school (mornings) and collecting them from school and dropping them back at the given points (afternoons);  
  • Undertaking driving for trips for students in the school (between schools within the Trust, other local schools and for educational trips and visits);  
  • Undertaking driving for trips for students local schools that hire the minibus (such as local feeder primary schools);  
  • Be responsible for the safety and supervision of students, including their good behaviour, on all journeys and to report any issues to the school;  
  • Prepare and submit any required reports (including numbers of passengers on trips, hours worked, mileage and fuel consumption).  

Safe operation of a School Minibus  

  • Drivers to have a full knowledge of and adherence to the Trust Minibus Policy, procedures and guidance;  
  • Be responsible for the care and maintenance of the minibuses in line with the Minibus Policy when in use and in consultation with the school Caretaker;  
  • Undertake all checks listed in the Minibus Policy and complete all necessary paperwork before and after each journey;  
  • Ensure the minibus is tidy before and after use, removing any rubbish left behind;  
  • Report any malfunctions on a minibus immediately to the Caretaker to ensure that repairs can take place;   
  • Ensure the vehicle is safe for staff and students to use when being driven by you;   
  • Follow safety rules as students are boarding and exiting buses, and as they cross roads to do so;   
  • Drive in a safe and considerate manner by complying with all laws and Trust policies pertaining to the driving of minibuses or Health and Safety of staff and students (and other passengers);  
  • Declare to the school any driving sanctions or convictions that may affect the driving or insurance or operation of the school minibuses gained after the checks are made for initial employment.  

General Responsibilities; 

Health and safety  

You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to Seckford Education Trust’s Health and Safety Policy.  

Child Protection/vulnerable adults’ statement  

Seckford Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Trust’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out your duties, you become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare or children in the school you must report any concerns to the appropriate Safeguarding Lead or to the Head of School.  

Brand values  

Ensure your work, communication and approach conforms to the brand values and house style of the Trust and the wider Seckford Foundation.  

Keep up to date, and comply with the Trust’s Rules, Policies and Procedures at all times. 

Application Closing Date will be – 31 January 2024
Interview date to be confirmed   

Please ensure you get your application in promptly as we reserve the right to interview and appoint ahead of the closing date.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview. The Trust reserves the right to interview and recruit before the closing date. 

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