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Avanti Park
Frome, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
L18 - L24, £71,729 - £83,081 per annum
Start Date
1st September 2024
16th May 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1418826

Please note that this role closes at midday (12pm) on Thursday 16th May

Interviews will take place on either Monday 20th or Tuesday 21st May

About us and the role

We here at Avanti are seeking to reimagine the purpose of education. Our purpose is simple, yet profound: to inspire spiritually compassionate changemakers.

Avanti Park School is a beautiful Primary and Middle school (Reception to Year 8) in the heart of Frome, neighbouring Victoria Park. Our school is graded as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ in "behaviour and attitudes," "leadership and management," and "personal development."

Avanti Park is a community school that embraces inclusion and diversity. Staff find Avanti Park to be a wonderful place to work, with "warm, friendly relationships underpinning a calm and joyful atmosphere," (OFSTED). Our staff are inspired and passionate about their roles, the vision of the school, and providing the most fulfilling learning experience for pupils.

“When I stepped into Avanti Park, the first thing I noticed was that they don’t just talk about valuing the whole child. It’s evidenced by discussions around spirituality within lessons and PSHE, conversations with children, yoga lessons and much more. It’s about giving them the tools to embody spirituality daily,” Simon Goldsworthy, Key Stage 2 Lead.

School visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time.

What will you do?

  • School Culture: Drive the school’s ethos and strategic direction, fostering a positive environment aligned with The Avanti Way's core principles.
  • Teaching: Establish and sustain high-quality, expert teaching across all subjects and phases and embed the Avanti Teacher Habits across the school.
  • Curriculum and Assessment: Utilise effective evaluation processes to identify and address barriers to school effectiveness, implementing evidence-informed improvement strategies.
  • Working in Partnership: Foster relationships with parents, the local community, and other educational institutions to support student success and school improvement initiatives.
  • Governance and Accountability: Embrace the role of governance, ensuring adherence to regulatory frameworks, professional responsibilities, and accountability measures.

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  •  Professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Well-being programmes
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

What are we looking for?

  • You will have leadership qualities to challenge, inspire, motivate and empower others.
  • A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage pupils, staff and parents.
  • Have the ability to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience of both hands-on teaching and management in education.
  • Make sure the quality of teaching and learning is at the centre of strategic planning and ensure a planned annual cycle of assessment, monitoring and evaluation across the school.
  • Ensure a consistent and continuous approach to monitoring pupil progress, using data and benchmarks to identify individual and group achievement.
  • Be able to balance resources efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures the financial sustainability of the school.

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 Park 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.
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