Vacancies at Russell Lower School.

Russell Lower School

Queens Road, Ampthill, Beds MK45 2TD



It is an exciting time at Russell Lower School!  Following a £4m+ build and refurbishment, we are constantly expanding to meet the growing demands of our local population.  We have invested heavily to ensure that our school is a high quality learning environment for the children and a wonderful place for staff to work.  Promoting the well-being of our staff and children is a high priority.


Children love learning at Russell Lower School and thrive, achieving good standards, in our warm and friendly environment.  We have had our ‘Good’ Ofsted grading confirmed where it was noted:


“Pupils say they love school…they say teachers are good and fun, they get support if they need it, teachers encourage them to do high-level work and they learn a lot, everyone gets along.”


We are seeking to appoint highly talented, passionate, motivated, caring, creative and enthusiastic members of staff to join our friendly, professional and supportive team.  Visits to our school are warmly encouraged.

Level 3 role

1 x full time (5 days a week, 9 – 3:30pm) Level 3 Learning Support Assistant role, which will include some whole class cover at times (Permanent)

Level 2 roles

2 x full time (5 days a week, 9 – 3:30pm) Level 2 Learning Support Assistant role which will include general and/or 1:1 work (One Permanent, One Fixed Term to 2020 in the first instance)

3 x part-time (5 days a week, to include mornings and/or afternoons) Level 2 Learning Support Assistant roles which will include 1:1 work and/or general (Fixed term to 2020 in the first instance)


For further details and an application pack please contact Sue Summerfield, Office Manager on:

Tel: 01525 755664 or email:

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2019 at 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 12th June 2019


Russell Lower School and Central Bedfordshire Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will carry out enhanced DBS checks on all staff and volunteers and take references. Central Bedfordshire Council Schools are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all members of the community.


At Russell Lower School we are proud of our school, our pupils and all they achieve.  We are a happy school that achieves extremely high standards. Above all, we believe that the children and their development are paramount.  

We are currently looking to co-opt a new governor to our board and are particularly looking for someone with marketing knowledge and experience, along with the ability to question and challenge. 

The FGB meets 3 times a year, as do sub-committees. Governors serve on the FGB and usually one sub-committee. Meetings are held on a Monday at 6.30pm and usually last for about 2 hours. If you would like to find out more, do look at our school web-site about the role of governors and how to become a governor and/or contact Nicolette Ford, Chair of Governors via the school.