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Teacher of English Key Stage Lead job summary
We are seeking to appoint a Key Stage English lead, with exceptional subject knowledge, to inspire, shape, and steer our team and curriculum in the right direction. We are looking for an innovative and strategic thinker, with vision and ideas, who leads by example, and someone who believes in research informed strategies to accelerate progress, and maximise our students’ outcomes.
This position is ideal for a candidate who is passionate about their subject, brimming with ideas and initiatives to help enhance teaching practice, learning and outcomes for all groups of learners. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.
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. 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
The English department in Avanti House School currently consists of an outstanding team of English teachers, with a shared vision and passion, working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for our students. Our students are hard-working, eager and have a great thirst for learning; they make our job delightful. As a team, we have a track record of successful GCSE results, with our last GCSE cohort achieving 79% of grades 9-5 in English Language and 85% in English Literature.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:
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.
What will you do?
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.
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;
great opportunities for professional development
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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