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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 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, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade M1-UPS3 +TLR2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Genuine passion for lifelong learning
  • A belief in the unique potential of every student
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • Clear vision and understanding of how to implement and sustain a high quality teaching and learning

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 to appoint a Key Stage Four Lead with exceptional subject knowledge, to continue to inspire, shape and steer the team and curriculum in the right direction. We are looking for an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas who leads by example and someone who believes in research informed strategies to accelerate progress and maximise our students’ outcomes.

This position is ideal for a candidate who is passionate about their subject, brimming with ideas and initiatives to help enhance teaching practice, learning and outcomes for all groups of learners. The successful candidate will lead a vibrant and enthusiastic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations. We look forward to hearing new ideas and welcoming the right candidate as a vital asset to our school, who will contribute significantly to shaping the future success of our curriculum, department and school.

The English department in Avanti House School comprises of a warm and wonderful team of nine outstanding teachers. Each team member is an expert in their subject and has the autonomy to exhibit their own unique teaching personality. What the team share, is a strong ethos for collaboration and conveying their passion of literature as a tool to evoke intellectual curiosity, spiritual growth and academic excellence in each child. This shared passion and collaboration creates a strong foundation for success and allows us to achieve the best outcomes for our students; we have a track record of successful GCSE results and A levels, with our last GCSE cohort attaining 81% of grades 9-5 in English Language and 79% in English Literature.

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.

Further details about the role

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for student achievement and progress in Key Stage English, including the use of whole school systems for tracking and intervention
  • Ensure that intervention is coordinated, rigorous, tracked and leads to impact, including one-to-one provision to support teaching assistants and after school clubs
  • Promote English and Literacy across the curriculum, including the organisation of external visitors, trips and competitions
  • Ensure that books are well marked and staff are adhering to the whole school policies through tracking and monitoring

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
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.

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

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