Location: Acton, London — Excellent transport links, Acton Town station only 5 minutes’ walk and ample car parking onsite.
Reporting to: Assistant Principal
Location: Ark Acton Academy
Working Pattern: Term Time only 36 hrs/week
Salary: Ark Support Scale 6: Pay Points 8-19: Full time rate (£28,998 - £34,452)- will be pro rata.
Closing date: 20th December 2023
Interviews: On a Rolling Basis – (We reserve the right to close the advert early so early application is advised)
About the role:
Come and work with great colleagues doing exciting things in West London’s best kept secret. Ark Acton Academy’s ethos is clear, and we are unwavering in our dedication to it, we simply believe that every child, regardless of background or prior achievement, can be successful if given great teaching and pastoral support.
You will be a confident and enthusiastic cover supervisor, responsible for delivering prepared lessons, supervising whole class lessons during the absence of teaching staff. You will provide instruction for the lesson and ensure that good order is maintained in line with our behaviour policy. You will ensure that the ethos of the school is maintained to ensure that every student receives 6 great lessons in a calm and scholarly atmosphere.
We aim to create an environment where it’s safe to be happy and where everyone strives for success. Our mission is to create a school of the highest standard that achieves this through recruiting and training excellent teachers and support staff, and by developing a pastoral system that ensures no child is left behind. You will be joining a dedicated team of staff lead by a principal who has a proven success record.
We are looking for someone who is committed to the outcomes of every student and is looking to develop their career in secondary education. This role offers the opportunity to gain experience of a classroom setting with possible further development onto the Ark teacher training programme.
In return you will be joining a warm and friendly team with excellent staff well-being, as part of Ark we are committed to excellent CPD encouraging staff development.
The ideal candidate will
- Educated to degree level (desirable)GCSE Maths and English grade C or above (or equiv)
- Have experience of working with secondary age students in a formal setting
- Confident in delivering prepared lessons to secondary age students.
- Ability to motivate and inspire students.
- Be committed to raising attainment
- Be able to manage behaviour in line with the school behaviour policy
- Be committed to the Ethos of the school.
Benefits of being part of the Ark network include:
- Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education
- Excellent staff benefits, including, Free staff breakfast, discounted MOT, use of the fully equipped Gym, free weekly Yoga sessions on site
- 24 hour access to our Employee Assistance Programme
More information and a full job description here.
For Further information on the school including our policies please visit the school site at https://arkacton.org
The school is highly committed to safeguarding, with policies and procedure to support this.
View the school policies including the schools safeguarding policy here
View more information on the benefits of working for Ark here.
As part of the shortlisting process, we may conduct an online search as part of due diligence checks in the recruitment process.
To apply please visit our vacancies page at https://arkacton.org/vacancies. Please submit your application by 20th December 2023. At any time you can pause, save and log back in to your application.
For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Ruth Macmurray, HR Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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