South West Hub Teaching and Learning Strategic Lead, SW Region

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Avanti House SchoolSW Region

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Start date: 2nd January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £65K
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract: Full Time, All Year Round – 2 Years Fixed Term Contract Initially

We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching and Learning Strategic Lead to join our South West Hub working to the Hub Director and supporting three schools within the region to provide excellent quality and standards of teaching and learning.

This is a brand new post which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and develop. You will ensure that every student can achieve as highly as possible through the excellent quality of teaching and learning provided by developing staff skills in teaching & learning to provide the best possible curriculum, outcomes and progression for all students.

You will need to be an experienced and inspirational leader with a demonstrable track record of improving the quality of teaching and learning. Equally importantly, you will be passionate about best practice – and determined to make a difference every day.

The Successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • They have demonstrable experience of working strategically to implement strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • They are a strategic thinker and possess excellent leadership qualities
  • They are an experienced teacher and leader with experience in leading improvement in the quality of teaching and learning. 
  • They have experience of coaching and mentoring teachers and senior leaders to own and drive the improvement journey


  • Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
  • Avanti Schools Trust 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 offers of employment are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will also be completed. 
  • We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people to Avanti Schools Trust 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.
  • Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Closing Date: Midday – 18th October 2019
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 in Bristol

Application should be by submission of a completed application form or a comprehensive CV and a covering statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 setting out how you meet the essential criteria of the role. This should be submitted by the closing date above to The successful candidate will be required to sign the application declaration and GDPR declaration on appointment.

For an informal discussion or more information about the role, please contact Joanne Hatfield – HR Director on 07956 892439 or email

More about Avanti House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Secondary School, Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8249 6830
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