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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark MPS/UPS depending on experience

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding practitioner
  • Have a great understanding and passion for the EYFS curriculum and a commitment to developing the best early years provision for every child
  • Have proven experience of positively impacting on childrens’ progress and achievement in the EYFS
  • Have the desire to learn and grow
  • Have the desire to work closely with the leadership team
  • Have ambition, drive and resilience with high expectations of themselves, the children and school community.
  • Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars
  • Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress across the wider network of Ark schools

What the school offers its staff

Our school values of kindness, community, unity, resilience, respect and aspiration are communicated and reinforced in every aspect of school life and underpin our vision of ‘Be Your Best!’

Our leadership team is approachable, friendly and always available to help. You will find there is a real ‘team effort’ ethos at the school, with the leadership team ensuring you have regular dedicated time to develop the EYFS as well as your own professional development your leadership.

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 Dickens Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
02392 826514

Ark Dickens is a lovely school in the heart of Portsmouth. We are a two-form entry primary academy, which became part of the Ark network in September 2014.

We are committed to our wonderful community and in helping the life chances of our amazing children. We are a school with high aspirations and expectations to ‘Be Our Best’ in all that we do.

We offer a collaborative setting ensuring that staff receive responsive feedback and colleagues are encouraged to learn from one another.

Staff wellbeing and support is of paramount importance to us, and you will be given countless opportunities as well as tailored training geared towards individual professional development.

Hard work will never go unappreciated at Ark Dickens, where there is a spirit of recognition and reward. Our school is a rewarding and fulfilling place to work.

Arranging a visit to Ark Dickens Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.dyson@arkdickensprimary.org.

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