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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    11 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

UPS 1-3 + SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

We are seeking to appoint a talented and dedicated Lead Teacher for the Specialist Resource Provision (SRP). The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about teaching to the highest standard, committed to maintaining a healthy, comfortable environment, and who has the ability to develop their practice in the school’s faculty.

This role will provide leadership and day-to-day management of staff within the Specialist Resource Provision and to share the leadership of this provision within the school with the Hub Inclusion Lead at Avanti Grange Secondary School.

What will you do?

  • Take overall responsibility for the quality and standards and coordination of teaching, planning, and learning across the Specialist Resource Provision.
  • Provide management across the Specialist Resource Provision in ensuring that all teaching is delivered to a high standard.
  • Ensure the effective transition and progress of pupils from the Specialist Resource Provision to the mainstream school
  • Managing and facilitating the induction process of new members of staff within the Specialist Resource Provision
  • Be responsible for the quality of the teaching and learning of all pupils who are assigned to the post holder taking into account specialist literacy teaching skills for groups of children within the SRP and the impact of their difficulties in accessing the curriculum

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of teaching children with speech, language, literacy, and social communication difficulties
  • Demonstration of interest in understanding more about speech sound disorders and their potential impact on Children and young people (CYP).
  • Experience of influencing whole school policies to support CYP with speech and language disorders and Social communication difficulties in the wider setting
  • 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 Grange Secondary School is part of Avanti Schools Trust, a successful and growing multi-academy trust (MAT) with a track record of delivering strong outcomes for children.

Avanti Grange opened in September 2022 on the site of our new primary school, Avanti Meadows, before moving to a new, permanent site in September 2023. The school opened with 4 forms of entry (120 Year 7 students only) in September 2022 rising to 6 form of entry (180 Year 7 students) from September 2023.

One of the many things that makes Avanti Grange distinctive is its values-based approach to education. We encourage students to value self, others and the environment and empower them to be effective learners as well as good and responsible citizens. The school offers a broad, balanced and extensive curriculum as well as a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We will seek to create an environment where we can all live and thrive together, where the conditions for growth are ideal.

Our students will be:

  • Courageous - with a strength to stand up for their beliefs and values
  • Curious - with a love for lifelong learning
  • Resilient - with no self-imposed limits

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

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

Further information

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 Grange Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
107 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Avanti Grange is a school that is committed to giving all children an engaging and enriching educational experience. We provide a richly diverse and connected school environment, representative of the world that our pupils will enter. Our pupils mature into individuals who are ambitious, open-minded and confident. Along with our academic pathway, we also take care to support individual character formation and spiritual insight through The Avanti Way.

Each pupil at our school is celebrated for their individual talents. For our pupils’, school is about exploring strengths and developing academic and personal skills that will ensure that every child is well prepared for the quickly changing world that awaits them. It is our promise that we will create an environment of challenge, enjoyment and collaboration, both within our school and throughout the Avanti Schools Trust and beyond.

Avanti Schools support each person’s life journey along three parallel paths: Educational excellence; Character formation; and Spiritual insight.

Avanti’s unique ethos places a key emphasis on each individual’s wellbeing and good mental health. Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social, and school wellbeing, on average, have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in the school community. All our schools share a dedicated approach to wellbeing, from providing yoga and mindfulness sessions, sports and exercise, charity work, and working with parents and carers as co-educators.

Arranging a visit to Avanti Grange Secondary School

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

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