Teacher of Geography & Key Stage Curriculum Leader

Ark Isaac Newton Academy, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    1 April 2022

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Ark MPS/UPS (£30,663- £47,600), + TLR relevant to experience/expertise

Teacher of Geography & Key Stage Curriculum Leader job summary

We are now seeking a skilled and committed Geography teacher and leader to join the Humanities department. This position will entail working closely with the Head of Humanities, Head of Geography as we expand our Ebacc provision further.

It will entail leading a key stage, where you will have responsibility for developing the curriculum, assessment and quality of teaching. Here you will work with the Humanities team to support the achievement of students at Isaac Newton Academy.

You will have a chance to collaborate with other Ark teachers and leaders across the network, where there are numerous opportunities to develop knowledge and expertise. This is a great opportunity to build a network across Ark, work on developing Geography Mastery at network level and at INA.

At INA, we are highly ambitious for our students, and our staff are pivotal to our success. As part of the staff team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open practitioner and be supported by the expertise of the Principal and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding teacher.

In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits.

The successful candidate will:

• be a strong teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
• have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements for Geography to lead a key stage that will decided on appointment
• be passionate about Geography education and the importance the subject has in the wider culture and ethos of the academy
• have ambition to grow and develop into further leadership positions.

Applying for the job

For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below.

Applications will be reviewed periodically, and the school may call you in to interview earlier then the date above if high numbers of applications are received so early applications are advisable.

To read more about Ark, please visit https://arkonline.org/about-us/what-we-do

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

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About Ark Isaac Newton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1757 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond, and to pursue their passions and interests.

The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.

We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.

Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.

Arranging a visit to Ark Isaac Newton Academy

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, please contact his Executive Assistant, Sam Jones at s.jones@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

If you have technical questions about the application process, please contact our HR Advisor, Sannah Hussain s.hussain11@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

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