KS1/KS2 Teacher
Ark John Keats Academy
Salary From
Salary To
£47,600 depending on experience

KS1/KS2 Teacher


Start date: September 2022

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £30,663 - £42,164 or £44,263- £47,600 depending on experience

Closing date:  25th May 09:00am [Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.]

Location: Enfield – easily accessible from central, north and east London, as well as surrounding areas.

  • Travelling by rail from central London: Our nearest overground station, Turkey Street, is a 10 minute walk from the school and stops at Seven Sisters, Stoke Newington and Hackney Downs on the way to Liverpool Street.
  • National Rail services are also a 10 minute walk and stop at Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs before finishing at Liverpool Street.
  • Travelling by car: We are easily reached by car, with most of North East London accessible within 30 minutes. There is free on site parking for staff.  


An exciting opportunity at an exceptional school in north London.


We are currently searching for a teacher who has the energy, enthusiasm and potential to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils. This is a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious teacher who aligns with our exciting approach to curriculum and teaching.


The role available could be suited to ks1 or ks2 teacher depending on the previous experience and career intentions of the candidate. Someone who is committed to driving standards and ensuring every child is challenged to achieve their maximum potential. We want a teacher who has the skills and desire to develop and nurture every child in their care. They will deliver consistently good teaching and learning, to help all students to achieve excellent academic results. In return, they will work alongside staff who will nurture and lead by example to ensure the best for their team.

We strongly promote CPD and development for all members of staff and value the importance of working as a team in our 3-form entry school.


 As an Ark school, we offer:

  •  A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries

  • Well-behaved, happy children eager to learn and contribute to the school's direction
  •  A commitment to centralised resourcing and planning to support with work-life balance
  • Weekly professional development for all staff
  • Twice the number of training days as standard
  • 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 bicycle
  • Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym
  • A no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends and a commitment to centralised resourcing and planning to safeguard work/life balance for our team
  • A free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other


In recruiting our next teacher, we are seeking the following from applicants:

  • an individual with the commitment to driving standards and ensuring every child is challenged to achieve their maximum potential
  •  a teacher with experience of raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment
  • someone who is committed to developing their own teaching practice in a supportive team environment
  • a professional who is able to work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders
  • an excellent communicator who enjoys working as part of a team.


Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1800 children. Our secondary and primary phases are oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.

Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:


High expectations: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.

Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.

Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.

Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.

Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.

Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration.


Applicant pack


Interested in finding out more? Please email our Primary Office Manager, Maria Thornton m.thornton@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org to arrange an informal discussion with our Primary Headteacher, Olamide Ola-Said.


 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. 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.