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  • Start date details

    August 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: This is a fixed-term position for 12 months.

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 Months

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 2, £22,665 - £22,841 per annum pro rata (Approximately £15,709 - £15,831 pro rata per annum (0.69309 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

Would you like to join a growing school with exciting opportunities, and a school who genuinely cares for their Avanti family? Would you like to work with pupils who have excellent learning behaviours and a thirst for knowledge? Would you like to work in a school that values you as a person, providing many staff benefits? Then Avanti Meadows Primary School is the school for you!

As a Teaching Assistant, you will work under the guidance of the class teacher to support teaching and learning activities, help organise and manage pupils and the classroom, assist in creating a positive learning environment, promote inclusion and equal learning opportunities for all students, and ensure the welfare and safety of children and young people within the school.

What will you do?

  • The role involves supporting pupils, by delivering learning programs, encouraging interaction, and assisting with personal needs.
  • The support also extends to pastoral care, including helping pupils who are unwell or distressed.
  • For the teacher, the role includes preparing and maintaining classroom resources, providing feedback on pupil progress, and administering routine tests.
  • Additional responsibilities include general clerical tasks and ensuring adherence to school policies, particularly regarding health, safety, and child protection.
  • The role also involves supervising pupils during non-lesson times, assisting with school trips, and participating in training and professional development.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a school setting.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.




What the school offers its staff

Avanti Meadows opened in September 2021 and was the first of three brand-new schools for the new all-through Learning Village and education provision in Bishop’s Stortford North. Our pupil numbers are steadily increasing: we started with 35 children in 2021 and we are now exceeding 220, with nine classes through the school. At full capacity, Avanti Meadows will be a three-form entry primary school, with 620 children, and will continue to provide parents and pupils with the highest standards of education and pastoral care.

The site for Avanti Meadows is a brand-new building with contemporary and first-class facilities, which makes for a unique learning experience.

If you are highly motivated and a team player with enthusiasm, high expectations and good interpersonal skills, then please apply for this rewarding post with us.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for taking the interest in our post at Avanti Meadows Primary School.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Why should you apply?

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.

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes


Further details about the role

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 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.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Avanti Meadows Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
148 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

This school will be the latest in the development of the Avanti Schools Trust who already have several highly successful schools in operation and I am very proud and honoured to have been appointed as the Executive Principal Designate for this new member to our family of schools.

Avanti Meadows Primary School will provide parents and pupils with the highest standards of education and pastoral care. We want our children to take pride in the new school and for every member of the school community to work hard to provide high quality education, care and support for every child and every family. We will set the highest expectations from the outset to ensure that we provide creative learning experiences which inspire and challenge our pupils to achieve the very best in all aspects of their learning.

Our curriculum will be based upon the National Curriculum and we will adopt a personalised approach in order to provide tailor- made learning paths for all pupils.

The site for Avanti Meadows will be a brand new building and the facilities will be bespoke, contemporary and first-class, which will make for a unique learning experience. We are working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council to ensure that careful planning and preparation is in place to make Avanti Meadows a first-choice school for the children of Bishop’s Stortford North. This is a very exciting time for all of us as we see the new school develop towards the opening date of September 2021

Arranging a visit to Avanti Meadows Primary School

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

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