This job expired on 4 December 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 or as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 October 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 Hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark MPS/UPS, Inner London

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development and demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development by undertaking, and seeking out, opportunities to build your capabilities as a teacher.
  • Maintain an up-to-date expert knowledge of your subject area, related teaching pedagogy and relevant aspects of the National Curriculum, exam board requirements and other statutory provisions, including developments and reforms in broader education policy.
  • Ensure you understand your professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices.
  • Evaluate your own teaching critically and use this to improve your effectiveness.
  • Support colleagues when working in your teacher learning communities.

What the school offers its staff

  • Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
  • Twice as many training days as standard.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
  • Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
  • Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

Further details about the role

We invest heavily in our outstanding History department. Pupils at AGFS have consistently achieved some of the strongest results in the school over the last three years. History is highly valued and taught as discrete subjects throughout the curriculum each week from Year 7-9. All history teachers contribute to the teaching of RS at Key Stage 3. In Year 9 pupils will select their GCSE option subjects and approximately two thirds of each cohort choose History. Our first-class History classrooms, which afford beautiful views across London, offer the ideal environment for our GCSE History pupils to thrive and fulfil their potential. The department specific Progress 8 score has been +1.3 for the last two years. In 2022, one quarter of our history cohort achieved a Grade 9 in GCSE History. In 2023, 50% of all scholars taking the subject achieved a grade 7 or above.

The successful candidate will be capable of adding further value to a traditionally strong subject at the school. A passion for your subject and a commitment to extracurricular activities is essential.

This role is suitable for Early Career Teachers.

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 Greenwich Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
599 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The opportunity to empower young people to grow and be successful is at the heart of everything we do. We provide the very best all-round education to prepare our scholars for the modern world. We are proud of our respectful and disciplined community where scholars and staff are safe and valued; a no-excuses ethos prevails; and aspirations are unashamedly sky-high. Our values of Ambition, Growth, Fellowship and Scholarship permeate all aspects of school life.

Our mission is to create a school of the highest standards that achieves this through recruiting and training excellent teachers and support staff and in developing a pastoral system that ensures no child is left behind.

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