Start date: January or April 2024
Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales: £30,570 to £48,390 + up to £5K
relocation package and potential TLR for the right candidate
Closing date: 9.00 am on 21 December 2023 - We will be reviewing
applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than
advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly
Considering making a move to Hastings? We are able to offer relocation allowances of up to £5,000 to support you with the process.
We are excited to welcome applications from enthusiastic English teachers to join our dynamic and supportive team. This role would be suitable for an experienced qualified teacher or an Early Career Teacher (ECT) looking to start their career in a secondary school setting after completing their training placements. Join us as we make a difference in the lives of our students and help them unlock their full potential.
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.
For more information, please read the job description and person specification in the information pack you can download from here.
We’re looking for an individual who:
- 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
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.
What 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
At Ark Alexandra in Hastings, we are committed to helping staff with relocation. In addition to offering up to £5,000 we can help you make a smooth transition into our school and sea-side community. We recognise the challenges of moving to a new area, and as such we offer:
- Information on local housing options, and connections to good property agents
- Advise on school enrolment for staff members' children
- Additionally, we foster a welcoming environment by connecting new employees with existing staff members who can offer guidance on settling into the community of Hastings.
The school's commitment to supporting the relocation process reflects our dedication to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment for all staff members.
How to apply:
Please click here to complete an online application form by 9am on 21 December 2023, however we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.
If you’re interested in further information about our school, please visit our website – www.arkalexandra.org or to find out more about Ark Schools, please download and read Why Join an Ark School? from here.
To arrange an informal conversation about the role or an informal visit, please contact HR on ALEHR@arkalexandra.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.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.