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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full time position.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L13 - L17

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

Lead, inspire, and guide the next generation as our Assistant Principal (Director of Post 16) in a vibrant secondary school environment!

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to assume the role of Assistant Principal (Director of Post 16). The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing exceptional leadership and guidance to our sixth form students, fostering an environment of academic excellence, personal growth, and holistic development.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding. The staff at Avanti House Secondary School are passionate about our school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities of all our students.

What will you do?

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the sixth form, ensuring alignment with the overall school vision and educational goals
  • Oversee the implementation of academic and personal guidance programmes to assist students in making informed decisions about their future pathways
  • Work closely with curriculum leaders and subject teachers to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of sixth form students, fostering a balanced and comprehensive educational experience
  • Coordinate university and career guidance programmes to support students in their higher education and career aspirations
  • Foster a culture of active participation, social responsibility, and cultural awareness among sixth form students

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified Teaching Status or equivalent
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within a sixth form or similar educational context
  • Strong understanding of curriculum development, teaching methodologies, and assessment practices
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and lead a diverse group of students and staff
  • A passion for student well-being, academic success, and holistic development
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.


What the school offers its staff

Avanti House Secondary School is a faith-designated (Hindu) state school which opened in September 2012. Staff and students at the school do not originate from any specific faith background and applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

Avanti House provides an extensive professional development network through the Avanti Institute including an excellent ECT and ECT plus one programme of development - Avanti Institute – Part of the Avanti Schools Trust.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

School visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Why should you apply

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • Teacher pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts
  • NUS Card
  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes
  • Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Plus many more!

Further details about the role

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Commitment to safeguarding

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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About Avanti House School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1231 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Avanti House Secondary School is an inclusive Hindu faith school based in Harrow, open to students of all faiths.

What makes Avanti Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. This encourages students to value self, others and the environment and empowers them to be effective learners as well as good citizens. The school offers a traditional and extensive curriculum, but also offers a focused study of Ethics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Meditation and Yoga.

In 2022 our Year 11 students gained excellent GCSE examination results with 89% of students gaining at least a Grade 4 in both their Mathematics and English qualifications. Students gained excellent results in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum and many have progressed into our Sixth Form. Our Sixth Form has grown from an initial 36 students in 2018 to over 320 this year. This highlights the quality of the teaching and learning across the school and the vast majority of the pupils studying in our Sixth Form progress onto their first choice universities and apprenticeship schemes.

A wide range of extra-curricular opportunities enable the students to develop their own characters and become outstanding citizens. Our most recent Ofsted highlights that the behaviour and attitudes shown by pupils and adults are exemplary and the provision for pupils, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional.

Avanti House Secondary School is based in a large site in Wemborough Road, Stanmore. The multi-million pound complex boasts state of the art science labs, computing rooms, design and technology workshops and classrooms that will enable students to make outstanding progress through exceptional teaching and learning. The fantastic sports and arts facilities also enable the students to excel and further develop their passions in these areas through extra-curricular activities and our successful sports teams.

Arranging a visit to Avanti House School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@avanti.org.uk.

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