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
- 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
- Continued support will be available with
interview preparation, lesson planning and queries about the process will
continue to be available.
- UK QTS – must be obtained before starting a
- Right to work in the UK
All roles subject to an enhanced DBS check
highlights of our ECT induction includes:
- Support from an in-school mentor and an Ark ECT
- 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
- 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.
details by reading the attachment ‘Why work for us?’
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.
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