19 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    11 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,570 - £48,390

Science Teacher job summary

Science Teacher

Start date: September 2024 or as soon as possible

Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales: £30,570 to £48,390 + up to £5k relocation package and potential TLR for the right candidate

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 9.00 am on 11 June 2024

The school reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is appointed before the closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role to avoid disappointment.

 

Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic science teacher looking to make a real impact in the lives of our young learners? Ark Alexandra Academy is open to applications from enthusiastic teachers from any Science discipline whether newly qualified or experienced and we will aim to work to the strengths of the successful candidate.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, supportive and hard-working Science department where the successful candidate will play a vital role in fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and to help instil a love for scientific exploration among our students.

 

The department offers a combined science program to all students and triple science to the most able. This continues into our sixth form where we teach A-levels in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology.

 

We are seeking a classroom teacher who can articulate a love of their science specialism and who is able to communicate effectively with students of all abilities to inspire the next generation of scientists!

 

For more information please read the job description and person specification in the information pack available for download from here.

We’re looking for an individual who:

  • 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

Our school:

Ark Alexandra is a large secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary in the successful Ark network. A popular school that is heavily over-subscribed, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year.

 

Our school is on an exciting rapid upward trajectory. From September 2024, Ark Alexandra will operate as one school across two 6FE campuses. This creates the dual benefit of working within a small school family setting, whilst providing unique opportunities for growth, development and career opportunities that exist in a large school model.

 

We take a traditional and research-based approach to education with a primacy placed on cognitive science, scholarship and what the best schools do. We are a no-nonsense school where staff can focus their efforts on teaching great lessons. Our focus on extra-curricular activities including DofE, Cadets and rewards trips ensures our students benefit from a range of exciting opportunities.

   

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, with Blacklands and Little Ridge being graded Outstanding in all areas.

 

As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin everything that we do. 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.

 

What we offer:  

  • 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  

At Ark Alexandra in Hastings, we are committed to helping staff with relocation. In addition to offering up to £5,000 we can help you make a smooth transition into our school and sea-side community. We recognise the challenges of moving to a new area, and as such we offer:

  • Information on local housing options, and connections to good property agents
  • Advise on school enrolment for staff members' children
  • Additionally, we foster a welcoming environment by connecting new employees with existing staff members who can offer guidance on settling into the community of Hastings.

The school's commitment to supporting the relocation process reflects our dedication to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment for all staff members. 

How to apply:

Please click here to complete an online application form. 

Please note: we are unable to accept applications via CV. We will also be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.

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? from available for download from the application website.

To arrange an informal conversation about the role or an informal visit, please contact HR on ALEHR@arkalexandra.org

 Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

 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. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.

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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