For January 2021, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Department for English to lead our English team at Avanti Fields Secondary School. The successful candidate will not only be passionate about their subject and have exceptional subject knowledge, but also have the ambition and drive to design and lead the English curriculum, inspiring their team to deliver outstanding learning and engage students in their study of English.
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 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.
The staff team at Avanti Fields School is 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 help develop a new and innovative school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:
• Educational excellence
• Character formation
• Spiritual insight
As a genuine all-through school, we are in the position to make a long term, lasting and positive impact on our students’ lives. The behaviour of learners in our schools is excellent and our parents, carers and students are highly aspirational.
We believe in high expectations, challenge and support to enable our students to understand and develop into the best version of themselves. Through coaching and time allocated to professional development, we support our teachers 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.
We are looking for an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas to lead by example and act as a strong role model to both staff and students. The successful candidate will be a motivated, creative and resilient leader, possessing both the skills and experiences to deliver high quality teaching and learning in their team and the drive to ensure successful outcomes are reached for all.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020, midday.
Avanti Fields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have a DBS check.
References will be taken up for all short-listed candidates prior to interview.
We welcome applications from all ages, gender, background and from candidates with disabilities. This position is not suitable for a job share.
The closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 23rd October 2020, 12 pm, midday. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2020.
Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.
Avanti Fields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children andyoung 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.
We welcome applications from both men and women of all ages from any background and from candidates with disabilities.