Teacher of Biology

Avanti House School, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ

This job expired on 18 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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MPS/UPS, £29,915 – £45,766

Teacher of Biology job summary

About us and the role

Avanti House 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. The ‘Avanti Way’ is a transformative approach to education based upon the three pillars of educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight.

We are seeking to appoint a talented and dedicated practitioner who can model outstanding classroom practice in Biology throughout the school key stages. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about learning to the highest standard, committed to maintaining a healthy, comfortable environment, and who has the ability to develop their practice in the school’s science faculty.

Avanti Secondary School is one of the top performing schools in the country based on GCSE outcomes and are looking for the applicant to contribute to the further success of our department. In 2021 93%, 94% and 93% of students achieved grades 9-7 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics respectively. In Combined Science 90% of students achieved grades 9-4. This, along with the quality of teaching and learning within our department, is why our Sixth Form has seen rapid growth. We look to recruit a teacher that can play an active role in the academic and extra-curricular life of a lively, positive and high achieving school and continue to maintain these high standards by reinforcing our expectations to achieve academic excellence. It would also be desirable if the applicant would be willing to assist the Head of Biology in running field trips and the Biology Olympiad.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1202 students with a Sixth Form of 302. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding. Avanti House provides an extensive professional development network through the Avanti Institute including an excellent ECT and ECT plus one programme of development- Avanti Institute – Part of the Avanti Schools Trust

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.

What do we offer:

• a strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight;
• enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children;
• a committed and motivated staff team;
• an attractive working environment;
• supportive parents;
• great opportunities for professional development

What will you do?

• Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach
• Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
• Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn
• Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

• Genuine passion for lifelong learning
• A belief in the unique potential of every student
• Able to self-start, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team- whether led or leading
• 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.

Further information

Pre-employment checks
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.

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.

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About Avanti House School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1147 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1,200 students with a Sixth Form of Year 12 & 13. The school is consistently over-subscribed in applications for the year 7 intake each year.

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