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Teacher of Chemistry

Avanti House Secondary SchoolHarrow

For September 2021, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Science, specialising in Chemistry, to join our high performing department at Avanti Secondary School. The position will be suitable for both a newly qualified and a more experienced teacher. The successful applicant will be able to deliver all three Sciences up to KS4 and Chemistry at KS5.

Avanti Secondary School is one of the top performing schools in the country based on GCSE outcomes and are looking for the applicant to contribute to the further success of our department. In 2020 78%, 81% and 72% of students achieved grades 9-7 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics respectively. In Combined Science 87% of students achieved grades 9-4. This, along with the quality of teaching and learning within our department, is why our Sixth Form has seen rapid growth. We look to recruit a teacher that can play an active role in the academic and extra-curricular life of a lively, positive and high achieving school and continue to maintain these high standards by reinforcing our expectations to achieve academic excellence. It would also be desirable if the applicant would be willing to assist the Head of Chemistry in running the Chemistry Olympiad and the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1144 students with a Sixth Form of Year 12 & 13. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

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 students. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Full details of the recruitment timeline and application process can be found by visiting www.avanti.org.uk/careers. 

References will be taken up for all short-listed candidates prior to interview.

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 a DBS check. 

We welcome applications from all ages, gender, background and from candidates with disabilities. This position is not suitable for a job share. Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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