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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier if available

  • Closing date

    25 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Dance, Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 40 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales: £28,704 - £45,437

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a strong all-rounder, with a games background preferred but not essential. Candidates will need to be confident teaching across the age groups, including delivering varied invasion, net and striking & fielding games, gymnastics, athletics, fitness, trampolining and dance. The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, well organised, adaptable, willing to run extra-curricular clubs, and demonstrate a commitment to raising the attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment. The ability to teach Core, GCSE and Cambridge Nationals to an excellent standard is desirable.

  • Can lead by example, through outstanding practice and professionalism
  • Cares about students, their learning, and their futures
  • Is driven to make a difference, to overcome barriers, to be relentless in enabling all students to make exceptional progress
  • Is committed to their own personal development and to collaborative, consultative working

What the school offers its staff

  • 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

Further details about the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly successful, committed and well-established Physical Education department in our growing academy. The department has a long-standing history of success at local, county and national levels across a range of sports. We are privileged to boast amazing facilities on both our campuses, including multiple sports halls, dance studios, numerous outdoor pitches, a full outdoor athletics facility and purpose-built gymnasiums. We have strong links with local clubs and community providers.

How to apply:

Please click 'apply' on the website you are visiting or visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies to complete an online application form by 09.00am on Tuesday 25 April 2023 which you can pause, save and log back in to complete up until this time.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about the role, please email Libby Poole on L.poole@arkalexandra.org. Please be aware there may be a delay in answering your email due to the school holiday which ends on 17 April.

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 read Why Join an Ark School? available for download from the application website.

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 Alexandra Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1557 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

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