3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 January 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, Drama, Economics, English, Food technology, French, Geography, History, Humanities, ICT, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Physical education, Physics, Politics, Religious education, Science, Social sciences, Spanish

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark pay scale - M1 or M2

What skills and experience we're looking for

Early Career Teacher (ECT) – Portsmouth

Are you looking for a supportive yet ambitious school to complete your ECT induction?

Do you have a passion for working with a range of backgrounds to provide the best possible education?

To start in September 2024, we are looking for ECTs to join a Portsmouth school within our network. In return for you getting involved with our students and providing an excellent education, we offer a well-structured, supportive, and personalised ECT induction.

Application Process

  • Ark has an ECT Pool to provide support and guidance for applicants as well as allowing them to look at a variety of Ark schools before completing an application.
  • Once your CV is submitted, if eligible, you will be contacted by our ECT recruitment advisor for an initial chat. This will be about your experience, why you want to join Ark and the roles available.
  • As part of our ECT Pool, your details are sent to the schools you have expressed an interest in. If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview directly by the school. Once an interview is confirmed, you will complete an application form.
  • If your desired schools are not currently recruiting, we will keep your details in our pool ready for when a vacancy becomes open.
  • Continued support will be available with interview preparation, lesson planning and queries about the process will continue to be available.

Eligibility Check

  • UK QTS – must be obtained before starting a position.
  • Right to work in the UK

All roles subject to an enhanced DBS check

What the school offers its staff

The highlights of our ECT induction includes:

  • Support from an in-school mentor and an Ark ECT tutor
  • Training sessions both in-person and online to suit your schedule.
  • Wellbeing prioritised through an additional training module, weekly calls with your ECT tutor and an employee assistance line available 24/7
  • Goals and targets set based on you as an individual in bite sized chunks, rather than a set programme for everyone.

You can read more about our programme in the attached job description and information!

As well as being an ECT within Ark, being part of the Ark network allows you to join us in our mission of providing excellent education to all children, regardless of their background.

Some of the benefits of being part of our Portsmouth schools and wider network includes:

  • Each Ark school is different, although following the same values, and has its own character based on the SLT, Teachers and pupils.
  • Ark pay scales – 2.5% above current teacher pay scales for England.
  • Training – double the amount of training within working hours and additional INSET days. Allowing you to choose your own courses based on your interests and goals.
  • Career progression – ability to complete NPQ or Masters qualifications while working.
  • Enrichment and extracurricular – able to get involved in Ark Music, Ark Sport or run your own enrichment based on your own skills and interests.
  • Our three Portsmouth Schools - two primaries, Ark Ayrton, and Ark Dickens and one secondary, Ark Charter Academy. These schools are supported by two Regional Directors - each with a dedicated focus on primary or secondary.

See further details by reading the attachment ‘Why work for us?’

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

All employees must 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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

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About the schools

Multi-academy trust

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 28,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.

School Details

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
853 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Ark Schools

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email scarlett.armstrong@arkonline.org.

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