Avanti Gardens School, Bristol, BS16 2JP

This job expired on 27 November 2022

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2022

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Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking applications from experienced and ambitious senior leaders for the post of Principal at Avanti Gardens School. At Avanti Schools Trust we believe every child deserves an excellent education. Our family of twelve schools collaborate, support and innovate to give every child the best start in life. We are looking for someone with a track record of addressing performance, driving change and raising standards and aspirations of all members of a school community. We invest in our leaders and teachers as they are the people that can make a difference to our pupils’ lives.

What are we looking for?

  • Holds qualified teacher status
  • Experience of safeguarding and well-being for pupils and staff
  • Knowledge of up-to-date pedagogy and research
  • Creative thinking, problem-solving and identifying opportunities
  • Inspirational leader and manager with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What the school offers its staff

Avanti Gardens School is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Some Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools, but Avanti Gardens is not a faith school. However, staff and students at Avanti Gardens 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 and the Trust.

You will be working as part of a team who are passionate about providing the very best experience for our students.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop a new and innovative school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

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

The role:

An inspirational leader with a proven track record of impact, who:

  • has the ability, ambition and drive to raise standards through excellence in teaching and learning
  • will put the learning and the well-being of pupils and staff at the heart of everything they do
  • will be able to support and coach staff in reaching their full potential to achieve the very best standards for all pupils
  • is innovative and creative.
  • will build strong relationships with pupils, families, carers, staff and the community.

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 Services Limited 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 Gardens School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
167 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Avanti Gardens School

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

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