12 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    21 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 October 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Full-time equivalent salary

From £27525 FTE

Graduate Teaching Assistants job summary

Graduate Teaching Assistant


Contract:        Fixed Term

Start date:    ASAP

Salary:              £27,525 FTE




Dear Candidate,


Thank you for taking the time to find out more about joining Ark Soane Academy.  Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton which opened in September 2021 to 180 year 7 students.  We will continue to grow by 180 students each year until reaching full capacity in 2028.

Ark Soane Academy seeks to redefine what is possible in education: by insisting on the highest standards of behaviour; by delivering an immaculately planned and highly academic curriculum exceptionally well; and by providing our students with a compelling aspiration-raising ethos we seek to transform the future of students in a highly deprived community.


To do this we are recruiting the brightest and best graduates in the country to join us as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).  Our GTAs are given extensive support to develop into future teachers and leaders in education with an opportunity to remain at Soane as a trainee teacher after successful completion of a year in role.

We have an unwavering belief that every child can meet the highest expectations of behaviour, effort and academic progress.  Our GTAs are critical to supporting those children who find it hardest to meet those expectations to do so.  As a GTA you will be trained in delivering a small number of interventions to individuals and small groups – ranging from literacy to emotional regulation and from personal organisation to relationship building.


The successful candidate will have some relevant experience of working with children and the drive and enthusiasm to inspire our students. Crucial to this role is the ability to coach and develop students to become the best version of themselves.  The successful candidate will be someone who is excited and motivated by this responsibility.

We are now recruiting for GTAs available to start in September 2023.  We will consider earlier start dates on a case-by-case basis. 

To apply please go to https://arkonline.org/careers. Please submit your application early as we reserve the right to close the advert once posts are filled. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Zahra Hamdaoui at hr@arksoane.org


We wish you the best with your application,


Yours sincerely,


Matt Neuberger


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 Soane Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Ark Soane Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 39 schools in 4 locations across the country.

Our school opened to 180 students in September 2021 and currently have 360 Year 7 and Year 8 students. In 2023, we will have 540 students in Year 7 to Year 9 and will grow by 180 students each year before reaching full capacity in 2028.

This year, we will also move into our brand new school building. Therefore, joining Soane now is a unique opportunity to become part of a thriving, collaborative and growing team who all hold the highest expectations of student behaviour and effort and are all deeply committed to the success of our students and of the school.  

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