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Teaching Assistant

Avanti Grange Secondary School
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Start Date
28th June 2024
10th July 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
28th June 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1433373

Salary: Grade 2, £22,665 - £22,841 per annum
(Approximately £15,709 - £15,831 pro rata per annum (0.69309 FTE)

About us and the role

Are you passionate about making a difference in students' lives? We are looking for a dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our team, providing essential support to pupils and teachers.

In this role, you will work with individuals and groups of pupils, assist with classroom preparation and resource management, and support the general pastoral care of students.

If you are enthusiastic, compassionate, and eager to contribute to a positive learning environment, we encourage you to apply.

Avanti Grange Secondary School opened in September 2022 with 4 forms of entry (120 Year 7 students only) in September 2022 rising to 6 form of entry (180 Year 7 students) from September 2023. One of the many things that makes Avanti Grange Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. We encourage students to value self, others and the environment and empower them to be effective learners as well as good and responsible citizens.

We will develop resilient, communicative, and organised young people, the leaders of the future with drive and initiative. We will seek to create an environment where we can all live and thrive together, where the conditions for growth are ideal.

Our students will be:

  • Courageous - with a strength to stand up for their beliefs and values
  • Curious - with a love for lifelong learning
  • Resilient - with no self-imposed limits

Avanti Grange Secondary School is part of Avanti Schools Trust, a successful and growing multi-academy trust (MAT) with a track record of delivering strong outcomes for children. The majority of our schools are significantly over-subscribed.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

What will you do?

  • Support individual and group learning activities under the supervision of the class teacher and encourage pupil interaction.
  • Assist with the pastoral care of pupils, including helping those who are unwell or distressed.
  • Prepare and maintain classroom resources and provide clerical support to the teacher.
  • Provide regular feedback on pupils' progress and achievement to the teacher.
  • Ensure compliance with school policies on child protection, health and safety, and participate in school trips and out-of-school activities.

Why should you apply

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.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a school setting
  • High degree of drive, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the responsibilities and essential criteria 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 Grange Secondary School 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.
Avanti Grange Secondary School

Avanti Grange Secondary School

Part of Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Schools Trust