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  • Application deadline

    26 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Subject
Computing
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS, £29,915 – £45,766

Job summary

JOB DESCRIPTION
For April 2022 or September 2022, we are looking to appoint a teacher of Computer Science to join a highly successful, and growing, Computer Science department at Avanti House Secondary School.

We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and dedicated Computer Science teacher to join the department that enjoys an excellent reputation both within and beyond the school. Our GCSE Computer Science cohort of 2022 achieved an impressive 28% grade 9-7 and 86% grade 4+ .The progress 8 score for the school has consistently placed the school in the top 5% of school’s nationally, the Key Stage four progress score for 2021 was +1.19 placing Avanti House in the top 1%. If you are an outstanding practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students and who is keen focus on teaching and learning and continue to develop or start their career, we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will not only be passionate about their subject, and have exceptional subject knowledge, but also have a passion and drive to contribute to the teaching, learning and delivery to engage students in their studying of Computer Science throughout all key stages. The outstanding behaviour of our students truly gives you the opportunity to teach your subject and deliver exciting and engaging lessons. The successful applicant will play a key role in AQA A Level and GCSE and the growth of STEM and it’s applications throughout the school. We have specialist facilities for the teaching of computer studies and are also looking for the right candidate to join the growing department onto the next steps of application and understanding. There is the opportunity to have a strong input into the rapidly developing remote learning at Avanti House giving opportunities for career growth not only in the school but at trust level. The school has now moved to its new £25-million-pound building, you will be able to teach in facilities that are up to date and at the cutting edge of technology. You will have your own classroom space dedicated to your subject enabling you to develop the very best teaching and learning practices. There are a full range of other facilities including state of the art sports grounds and hall, performing arts spaces and fantastic teaching rooms.

About the school
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.

The staff at Avanti House staff 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

We believe in high expectations, challenge and support to enable our students to understand and develop into the best version of themselves. Through professional development, we support our teachers and TAs to excel in creating a highly successful learning environment for our students and we are an ambitious team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.

YOUR KEY RESONSIBILITIES
• Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class(es) ensuring equality of opportunity for all
• Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
• In the spirit of the ethos of the Avanti Schools Trust, treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
• Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/families, governors, other staff, the Avanti Schools Trust and external agencies in the best interests of pupils
• Act within, the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards
• Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please download the Job Description.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
• 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 accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach
• 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

Please see the Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for the role.

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.

• Teacher’s pension scheme
• Development opportunities
• 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;

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 ensure 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.

Applying for the job

Application forms can be downloaded at www.avanti.org.uk/careers and must be submitted by the closing date above to careers@avanti.org.uk once fully completed. The successful candidate will be required to sign the application declaration on appointment.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

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

About Avanti House School

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.

School location

Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ

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