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  • Start date details

    August 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: This is a term-time only position.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,665 - £22,841 per annum pro rata (Approximately £15,709 - £15,831 pro rata per annum (0.69309 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

Would you like to join a growing school with exciting opportunities, and a school who genuinely cares for their Avanti family? Would you like to work with pupils who have excellent learning behaviours and a thirst for knowledge? Would you like to work in a school that values you as a person, providing many staff benefits? Then Avanti Meadows Primary School is the school for you!

As a Teaching Assistant, you will work under the guidance of the class teacher to support teaching and learning activities, help organise and manage pupils and the classroom, assist in creating a positive learning environment, promote inclusion and equal learning opportunities for all students, and ensure the welfare and safety of children and young people within the school.

What will you do?

  • The role involves supporting pupils, by delivering learning programs, encouraging interaction, and assisting with personal needs.
  • The support also extends to pastoral care, including helping pupils who are unwell or distressed.
  • For the teacher, the role includes preparing and maintaining classroom resources, providing feedback on pupil progress, and administering routine tests.
  • Additional responsibilities include general clerical tasks and ensuring adherence to school policies, particularly regarding health, safety, and child protection.
  • The role also involves supervising pupils during non-lesson times, assisting with school trips, and participating in training and professional development.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a school setting.

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

What the school offers its staff

Avanti Brook is a brand new primary school in Bishops Stortford North. The school will grow to become a 2 form entry primary school with a 26 place preschool. Avanti Brook Primary School will provide parents and pupils with the highest standards of education and pastoral care.

The site for Avanti Brook is a brand new building and the facilities is bespoke, contemporary and first-class, which will make for a unique learning experience.

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

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

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 the school to arrange a suitable time.

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.

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

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

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Avanti Brook Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 446 pupils
Age range
2 to 11

Arranging a visit to Avanti Brook Primary School

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

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