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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 October 2023 at 12:21pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,704 to £45,437

Pay scale

(Ark Main payscale - upper payscale - Outside London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Can deliver engaging and interactive lessons to students, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Can articulate a love of their subject
  • Is able to communicate effectively with students of all abilities
  • Cares about students, their learning, and their futures
  • Can manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning
  • Is committed to participating in professional development programmes and will engage in mentoring opportunities provided by the school and network

What the school offers its staff

Our successful English department is supported by the Ark Network English Advisor who, along with the Head of Department coaches and co-plans with teachers. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions.

The department follows the English Mastery curriculum at Key Stage 3. Our students study challenging literary heritage texts alongside a structured grammar and Reading for Pleasure programme. At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and English Literature. We are proud of our seven-year curriculum map; the skills and knowledge students learn at KS3 and KS4 prepare them for the challenge of A-Level English Literature, a popular choice for our Sixth Form students.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to inspire and educate young minds, encouraging a love for English language and literature.

In addition we offer:

  • Salary higher than the national pay scales
  • Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education
  • Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school
  • Coaching for every teacher
  • Protected co-planning time
  • Access to the high-quality, professional development, including nationally recognised qualifications such as the NPQML and NPQSL
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Ark Alexandra Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1557 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year. We work across a split site, which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development. At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good. Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted. As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

Arranging a visit to Ark Alexandra Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ALEHR@arkalexandra.org.

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