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Communications Assistant for Specialist Resource Provision

Avanti Grange Secondary School
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 5, £26,420 - £28,860 per annum pro rata
Start Date
1st September 2023
11th June 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
1st September 2023
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1336851

Term time only

Grade 5, £26,420 - £28,860 per annum pro rata. Approximate pro rata £18,531 - £20,242 (70% FTE)

About us and the role

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled individual to take on the role of Communications Assistant for Specialist Resource Provision. The successful candidate will have a passion for helping children achieve their full potential in a team which values creativity, innovation and commitment, focusing on enabling children to learn well in engaging ways.

Avanti Grange Secondary School opened in September 2022 on the site of our new primary school, Avanti Meadows, before moving to a new, permanent site in September 2023. The school opened with 4 forms of entry (120 Year 7 students only) in September 2022 rising to 6 form of entry (180 Year 7 students) from September 2023.One of the many things that makes Avanti Grange Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. We encourage students to value self, others and the environment and empower them to be effective learners as well as good and responsible citizens. The school offers a broad, balanced and extensive curriculum as well as a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We will develop resilient, communicative, and organised young people, the leaders of the future with drive and initiative. We are in the process of recruiting exceptional staff who will provide first-class teaching and support to help our students make outstanding progress. We will set high expectations in all areas, from effort in learning and extra-curricular activities, to how students present themselves and take pride in their work, because anything less is not good enough. Success will be available to every pupil who is prepared to work hard for it, to be resilient when things are difficult, and to embrace the support of those around them. We will seek to create an environment where we can all live and thrive together, where the conditions for growth are ideal

Why should you apply

You will be helping to shape a fantastic Specialist Resource Provision.

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 will you do?

  • Work with children with SLCN and Autism, providing support and interventions as directed by the school's SENCo, Lead Teacher or Speech and Language Therapist, using evidence-based intervention and strategies.
  • Develop and implement individual and group intervention plans, following guidance from the Lead Teacher, SENCo or Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Help to create a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes the social, emotional, and academic development of all students in the SRP.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of resources and equipment needed for teaching and learning in the SRP.

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

What are we looking for?

  • Previous experience working with children with SLCN and Autism is desirable but not essential.
  • A patient, empathetic, and caring approach when working with children
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Report on student progress to Lead Teacher, SENCo or Speech and Language Therapist.

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 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.


Safeguarding Statement:

Avanti Grange Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Avanti Grange Secondary School

Avanti Grange Secondary School

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