This job expired on 9 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark MPS/UPS depending on experience + TLR

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are excited to be looking for a Lower Key Stage 2 Phase Leader to join our dedicated team to help lead a rapidly improving primary school in the heart of Portsmouth, so thank you for your interest in Ark Dickens Primary Academy.

Through a culture of high expectations and excellence, we want every child at our school to become a successful citizen of the world, ready to take on new adventures and challenges along their journey.

At Ark Dickens we have a strong and passionate team of staff who are dedicated to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. We know every child in depth and use this knowledge to plan for our children, ensuring high engagement and high expectations at all times.

We are looking for a passionate, highly effective teacher who will oversee and lead our Y3 and Y4 classes. This is a permanent position for someone who is keen to contribute their experience and expertise to a new setting to lead and secure ongoing development across the school.

We ensure our children benefit from a broad curriculum which puts their well-being and healthy lifestyle at the heart.We have exciting plans to further develop our curriculum and incredible grounds within our inner-city surroundings to ensure we develop the next leaders of the future.

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!’

What the school offers its staff

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 lower key stage 2 phase as well as your own professional development your leadership.

We are part of the Ark network of schools and work closely with Ark Ayrton and Ark Charter to serve the children of Portsmouth. We are committed to ensuring our children are well-equipped to successfully make the next exciting step in education as they move onto secondary school and furthermore take their place as citizens of the community.

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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