Ark Kings Academy
Teacher of Religious Studies
Location: Ark Kings Academy (Secondary), Shannon Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham
Salary: Ark MPS – UPS (£28,704 - £45,437)
Working Pattern: Full time
Start date: January 2024
At Ark Kings Academy we take safeguarding very seriously. All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Ofsted December 2022:
- Safeguarding is effective.
- Leaders have been resolute in making sure that the safety of pupils is paramount.
- Leaders have developed and unified expert teams of staff, including pastoral, welfare and behaviour, to work alongside the safeguarding team. This has strengthened leaders’ ability to identify concerns very rapidly. It has also ensured that help is quickly at hand for pupils and their families.
- Pupils say that they know who they can talk to if they have a problem.
- Leaders have radically overhauled the systems used by the school to improve pupils’ behaviour. This has been very well-received by pupils
- You have established much higher expectations of pupils’ learning behaviours.
About the role:
As a teacher in Ark Kings Academy, you will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. You will deliver high-quality, rigorous lessons that drive achievement and inspire a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom.
View the full job description and person specification here
About our school:
We are an all-through school admitting pupils from Nursery - Year 11. Our mission is to create a school in which every child thrives, academically and socially.
We offer an exciting and aspirational all-through curriculum which is carefully planned to ensure that our students develop and grow their knowledge throughout their whole school career. This is supported by a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities – extending our curriculum well beyond the classroom.
Our school values are: ‘Wisdom, Resilience, Kindness’ – and they permeate everything we do in school with our pupils, our parents, our staff, and the wider community. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that all pupils, regardless of circumstance have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Why work for us?
- We take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice the number of training days as standard
- Regular staff wellbeing events including themed food days
- Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers
- Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycles
- Eye-care vouchers
How to apply:
Please visit www.arkkingsacademy.org/vacancies and submit your application. This should include an explanation of your motivation to apply and examples/evidence of how you meet aspects of the job description.
We advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately, once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Tammy Mead on 0121 459 4451 or email@example.com
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.
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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