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Soane Art Teacher
Ark Soane Academy

Art teacher

Location: Acton, London — a five-minute walk from Acton Town tube station

Start: September 2020


Opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to be a founding teacher, shaping a brand-new Ark secondary school in Ealing


Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton opening in September 2020 to year 7 initially and growing each year. Our aim is to transform children’s lives through an excellent education. Our teachers will be supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning.

We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new founding teacher of Art will shape the provision in that area and will recruit and develop an exceptional team. Our founding Art teacher will believe in direct instruction and cultural capital: that all children can be artists, if taught well, and that all children deserve to know about the greatest artists who have lived.

Experience will not be a determining factor. We are open to part time or full time, and welcome those who wish to work flexibly. The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects.

The ideal candidate will:

·         Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree

·         Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching Art

·         Be able to coordinate both inclusive and elite enrichment opportunities for pupils

·         Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department

·         Share the Ark Soane vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it

·         Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools

To apply please go to https://arkonline.org/careers. Please submit your application by 2nd of March 2020For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Jo Facer, the principal, at jo.facer@arkonline.org  


Closing Date:  2nd of March

Interviews:      6th of March

Salary:               Competitive

Contract:          Full time, permanent contract


We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.