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  • Job start date

    22 August 2024

  • Closing date

    6 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Term-time +two weeks (39 weeks) (35 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 2, £22,665 per annum (Approximately £17,850 pro rata per annum (0.78758 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Interviews: Week commencing 13th May 2024

We are looking for an innovative and inspirational Teaching Assistant who puts the welfare and progress of children at the centre of everything they do and are able to support our students in reaching their full potential.

What will you do?

  • To work under the specific supervision, instruction and guidance of the class teacher to support the teaching and learning activities in the classroom.
  • To provide general support to the class teacher in the organisation and management of pupils and the classroom.
  • To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To be responsible 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

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
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a school setting
  • High degree of drive, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people

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 Fields School is an all-through, faith designated (Hindu) state school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018, and first intake of Nursery and Reception students in September 2022. The school is rapidly expanding and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

The staff at Avanti Fields School are passionate about our school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for all our students. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our students.

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

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

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
  • LGPS 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

Further information

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 Fields School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 3 to 16
School size
950 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it moves into its new state of the arts building and continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields School; we are an all-through; 3–16 Hindu-faith school – part of the multi-academy, Avanti Schools Trust.

Avanti Schools are extremely popular with Hindu and non-Hindu parents alike who want an outstanding, disciplined and inclusive environment for learning for their children.

Our established schools in London and Leicester are all at least rated good with outstanding features and have the highest expectations are our pupils.

Avanti’s faith ethos means high academic and moral standards and an environment that values and nurtures the best within all faiths.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields School do not originate from any specific faith background. Applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none; they will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

Arranging a visit to Avanti Fields School

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

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