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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 May 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade M1 – UPS3

What skills and experience we're 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 ro

What the school offers its staff

The school is able to support a candidate who wishes to teach a second subject such as Maths or may wish to develop a pastoral role at KS5

For September 2023, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Economics Teacher to join our high performing department at Avanti House Secondary School. The position will be suitable for both a newly qualified and a more experienced teacher. The successful applicant will be able to deliver all aspects of Economics at GCSE and A level.

Avanti House Secondary School is one of the top performing schools in the country based on GCSE outcomes and progress and are looking for the applicant to contribute to the further success of our department. In 2022 90% of students achieved grade 5+ and 50% of students gained 7+ in Economics GCSE. This, along with the quality of teaching and learning within our department, is why our Sixth Form has seen rapid growth, with Economics being a popular choice at KS5 with 65% of students gaining the top grades. 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 in running student led events such as young enterprise or other national competitions to highlight the extraordinary talents of the students who study Economics.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1232 students with a Sixth Form of 320. 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.

Further details about the role

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

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 House School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1231 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Avanti House Secondary School is an inclusive Hindu faith school based in Harrow, open to students of all faiths.

What makes Avanti Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. This encourages students to value self, others and the environment and empowers them to be effective learners as well as good citizens. The school offers a traditional and extensive curriculum, but also offers a focused study of Ethics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Meditation and Yoga.

In 2022 our Year 11 students gained excellent GCSE examination results with 89% of students gaining at least a Grade 4 in both their Mathematics and English qualifications. Students gained excellent results in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum and many have progressed into our Sixth Form. Our Sixth Form has grown from an initial 36 students in 2018 to over 320 this year. This highlights the quality of the teaching and learning across the school and the vast majority of the pupils studying in our Sixth Form progress onto their first choice universities and apprenticeship schemes.

A wide range of extra-curricular opportunities enable the students to develop their own characters and become outstanding citizens. Our most recent Ofsted highlights that the behaviour and attitudes shown by pupils and adults are exemplary and the provision for pupils, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional.

Avanti House Secondary School is based in a large site in Wemborough Road, Stanmore. The multi-million pound complex boasts state of the art science labs, computing rooms, design and technology workshops and classrooms that will enable students to make outstanding progress through exceptional teaching and learning. The fantastic sports and arts facilities also enable the students to excel and further develop their passions in these areas through extra-curricular activities and our successful sports teams.

Arranging a visit to Avanti House School

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

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