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  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    30 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of Geography (Ark Blake Academy) job summary

Job title: Teacher of Geography (Ark Blake Academy) Location: East Croydon – Ten-minute walk from East Croydon station Contract: Full time or Part time, permanent contract. Start date: September 2022 Salary: Ark MPS / UPS Closing date: 30th June 2022 Interviews: Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and the position may be closed earlier than advertised. Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be Teacher of Geography, shaping a new Ark secondary school in East Croydon. An additional pastoral opportunity may be available for a suitable candidate. The role We are seeking an exceptional candidate as Teacher of Geography, to work in close partnership with the Humanities department, the Senior Leadership Team and the Principal to embed the school’s vision and develop an outstanding school that empowers our pupils to take responsibility and seize greatness. The candidate will provide expertise in leading Geography curricular and extracurricular activities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their development and preparation towards additional leadership opportunities. We will provide one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. Ark Blake 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. As a proud member of the network, we offer: • Twice as many training days as standard • Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school • Coaching for every teacher • Protected co-planning and department meeting time • Access to the high-quality, regular professional development • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network You will: • Have an unwavering determination to deliver excellence for pupils from all starting points • Share the Ark Blake beliefs, vision and mission and be aligned with the Ark six pillars underpinning it • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations for every pupil in both academic achievement and personal development • Be committed to continually improving classroom practice and raising attainment • Manage behaviour effectively to create a positive, calm and purposeful climate for learning • Have the drive, skills and resilient character required to help build a new school • Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching your subject • Be reflective about the Academy and committed to securing its continued development • Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools For further details please refer to the job description and person specification. For more information about our school, please visit: www.arkblake.org. To arrange a confidential conversation with the Principal about this role, please contact: hr@arkblake.org. Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

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 Blake Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
352 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Ark Blake Academy welcomed its first year 7 cohort in September 2020 and currently provides children in East Croydon with a first-class academic education, based on our strongly held values.

We aspire to become one of the best schools in the country, providing all our pupils with an excellent education that empowers them to seize greatness. Next year, our KS3 becomes complete with years 7, 8 and 9 providing a rich, powerful curriculum in the lead-up to GCSE.

At Ark Blake, we seek to transform lives through education. We believe that each of our pupils is born with unique potential for greatness and can take responsibility to achieve this. We believe that by aiming high, working hard and living according to Ark Blake’s Values, our pupils can seize greatness, lead lives that bring fulfilment and strengthen their communities.

Exemplary behaviour and a spirit of ‘always learning’ have helped us to create a culture where greatness is the expectation. We now wish to add an exceptional Teacher of Geography to our talented and committed team to work in close partnership with the rest of the Humanities department to embed this vision and develop an outstanding school. The successful candidate will share our relentless drive to provide excellent learning experiences for every pupil, both in and out of the classroom. They will share our vision for a school where pupils take responsibility to ‘seize greatness’, achieve academic excellence and flourish as knowledgeable, confident, articulate responsible citizens, who live according to Ark Blake Values.

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