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Associate Assistant Principal RE Lead

Avanti Fields School
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
L6 - L8
Start Date
22nd August 2024
7th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
22nd August 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1411423

Exciting Opportunity: Associate Assistant Principal - Religious Education (RE) Lead for an all-through school

Are you passionate about shaping the spiritual and moral growth of young minds? Do you possess the vision and expertise to lead RE across all age groups? If so, we have a thrilling opportunity for you! We are currently seeking an experienced Associate Assistant Principal Leader of RE for our all-through school catering to pupils aged 3 - 16.

As the Leader of RE (also referred to as PRE) you will play a pivotal role in fostering a deep understanding and appreciation of religious and ethical values within our school. Your expertise and leadership will guide the curriculum, ensuring it reflects the richness and diversity of various religious traditions while promoting tolerance and respect for different beliefs. You will be responsible for shaping the PRE department, providing guidance to a team of teachers, and collaborating with other departments to integrate PRE across the curriculum in the primary phase.

Interviews will commence on Wednesday 17th April 2024

About Us:

At our school, we believe in providing a holistic education that nurtures the minds, hearts, and spirits of our pupils. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive community. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse learning environment where pupils can flourish academically and develop strong moral values.

Avanti Fields School is an all-through, faith designated (Hindu) state school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018, and first intake of Nursery and Reception students in September 2022. The school is rapidly expanding and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

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

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.

  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • Teacher Pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes
  • Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Plus many more!

What will you do?

  • Take part in senior management responsibilities such as supervision, planning, and policy development.
  • Play a significant role in setting aims, objectives, and the School Improvement Plan.
  • Inspire and motivate staff and students to uphold teaching standards and promote school values.
  • Provide effective leadership, manage resources, and ensure compliance with regulations to support school improvement.
  • Coordinate the Religious Studies / Philosophy, Religion and Ethics subject area/s

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

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified to bachelor’s degree level in relevant subject or allied subject
  • Lead, model and manage positive behaviour, good order and assertive discipline in the school
  • Plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate lessons and learning as part of the school curriculum
  • Relevant RE / Philosophy, Religion and Ethics subject/area and/or curriculum expertise
  • Lead curriculum development and manage innovation and change
  • Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

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 Fields School 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. We welcome applications from both men and women of all ages from any background and from candidates with disabilities.
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