Teaching Assistant

Avanti Fields School, Leicester, LE5 0BX

6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade 2, £18,815 - £18,991 per annum pro rata. Term Time actual = £13,196- £13,320 per annum (70% FTE)

Teaching Assistant job summary

About us and the role

We are looking for an innovative and inspirational Teaching Assistant who puts the welfare and progress of children at the centre of everything they do and are able to support our students in reaching their full potential.

The staff at Avanti Fields School 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

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.

Benefits include:

  • LGPS 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;

What will you do?

  • To work under the guidance of the teacher to support the teaching and learning activities in the classroom.
  • To provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of pupil(s) with special needs in the classroom.
  • To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

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

What are we looking for?

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills based on effective communication
  • Has a passion to ensure every child succeeds and reaches their full potential
  • Ensures the health and safety of all pupils
  • Will show commitment to enhancing the school’s spiritual ethos
  • Is committed to their own professional development
  • Will inspire, challenge, motivate and support the whole school community
  • Has excellent knowledge of how young children learn and develop

Interviews will take place 14th November 2022.

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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Supporting documents

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About Avanti Fields School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 3 to 16
School size
647 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it moves into its new state of the arts building and continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields 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.

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