Fast Apply

Head of Computer Science

Avanti House Secondary School
Stanmore, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
UPS 1 to UPS 3 + TLR 2b
Start Date
2nd September 2024
18th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1410916

About us and the role

We seek an enthusiastic and inspirational Head of Computer Science to join our successful, friendly and creative team who enjoy an excellent reputation within and beyond the school. If you are an effective practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students, we would like to hear from you.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1232 students with a Sixth Form of 320. 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.

Avanti House provides an extensive professional development network through the Avanti Institute including an excellent ECT and ECT plus one programme of development - Avanti Institute – Part of the Avanti Schools Trust

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

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
  • Teachers pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts
  • NUS Card
  • 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?

  • Leadership: Collaborate with school leaders to implement the school's vision and strategy, taking strategic leadership in curriculum development, pedagogical standards, and infrastructure management.
  • External Engagement: Foster relationships with local, regional, and national stakeholders, contributing to community development and industry connections.
  • Standards Management: Ensure outstanding teaching, learning, and assessment practices, prioritising safety, safeguarding, and high academic outcomes aligned with top-performing schools.
  • Teaching Responsibilities: Deliver tailored curriculum, assess pupil progress, differentiate teaching methods, and promote literacy while engaging with diverse learner needs.
  • Line Management: Provide clear direction and support to faculty members, ensuring performance excellence through effective communication and regular oversight.

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
  • QTS qualified
  • Significant teaching experience in one or more good or outstanding schools – demonstrably delivering high standards
  • Genuine passion for lifelong learning
  • Able to self-start, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team- whether led or leading
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students

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 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 an Enhanced DBS check.
Avanti House Secondary School

Avanti House Secondary School

Part of Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Schools Trust