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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 – UPR3 + TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Genuine passion for lifelong learning
  • Able to self-start, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team- whether led or leading
  • Clear vision and understanding of how to implement and sustain a high quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to delegate

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher to join our successful, friendly and creative team who enjoy an excellent reputation both within and beyond the school. If you are an effective practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students, we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate will not only be passionate about their subject, and have exceptional subject knowledge, but also have a passion and drive to deliver and engage students in their studying of Physical Education from Key stage 3 to 5. The outstanding behaviour of our students truly gives you the opportunity to teach your subject and deliver exciting and engaging lessons. The successful candidate should be passionate, have exceptional subject knowledge and a drive to deliver engaging and inspiring lessons to our enthusiastic students. Avanti House achieves significantly above the national average in terms of attainment and progress. The school scored a Progress 8 value of +1.17 with 92% of students achieving at least a Grade 4+ in Maths and English. The exceptional outcomes are based upon the continued development of teaching and learning which is at the core of all decisions that the school makes, enabling professional development to be of paramount importance developing all levels of staff.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1202 students with a Sixth Form of 302. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

Further details about the role

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class(es) ensuring equality of opportunity for all
  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/families, governors, other staff, the Avanti Schools Trust and external agencies in the best interests of pupils
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

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

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
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School size
1189 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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