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KS4 English Lead

Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Avanti House Secondary School
Full Time
Grade M1-UPS3 +TLR2b
17th March 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
3rd April 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1318808

About us and the role

We are seeking to appoint a Key Stage Four Lead with exceptional subject knowledge, to continue to inspire, shape and steer the 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 lead a vibrant and enthusiastic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.

We look forward to hearing new ideas and welcoming the right candidate as a vital asset to our school, who will contribute significantly to shaping the future success of our curriculum, department and school.

The English department in Avanti House School comprises of a warm and wonderful team of nine outstanding teachers. Each team member is an expert in their subject and has the autonomy to exhibit their own unique teaching personality. What the team share, is a strong ethos for collaboration and conveying their passion of literature as a tool to evoke intellectual curiosity, spiritual growth and academic excellence in each child. This shared passion and collaboration creates a strong foundation for success and allows us to achieve the best outcomes for our students; we have a track record of successful GCSE results and A levels, with our last GCSE cohort attaining 81% of grades 9-5 in English Language and 79% in English Literature.

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 will you do?

  • Be responsible for student achievement and progress in Key Stage English, including the use of whole school systems for tracking and intervention
  • Ensure that intervention is coordinated, rigorous, tracked and leads to impact, including one-to-one provision to support teaching assistants and after school clubs
  • Promote English and Literacy across the curriculum, including the organisation of external visitors, trips and competitions
  • Ensure that books are well marked and staff are adhering to the whole school policies through tracking and monitoring

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

What are we looking for?

  • Genuine passion for lifelong learning
  • A belief in the unique potential of every student
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • Clear vision and understanding of how to implement and sustain a high quality teaching and learning

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 House 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 an Enhanced DBS check.
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