Humanities Teacher
Ark Charter Academy
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Job Description: Humanities Teacher (Specialism in Geography preferred)


Reporting to:                    Head of Humanities

Location:                            Ark Charter Academy, Southsea

Contract:                            Permanent

Working Pattern:           Full Time

Salary:                                 MPS/UPS

Start Date:                         September 2022 (potential to start sooner)


Interviews will take place as suitable candidates apply so early application is highly encouraged.

The Role

You will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student a great education and real choices in life, regardless of their background.  A passionate practitioner, you will deliver high-quality, rigorous lessons that drive achievement and inspire a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Key Responsibilities

·       Set high expectations so that all students are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential, and in doing so meet their progress and attainment targets

·       Plan and teach well-structured, differentiated lessons that are aligned to the agreed curriculum and cultivate every student’s intellectual curiosity

·       Use data to inform teaching and learning, identify areas for intervention and provide feedback to students, staff and families in order to promote progress and outcomes

·       Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning

·       Work collaboratively with both school and network colleagues as a committed team member, building successful, high performing teams

·       Participate actively throughout the network, by attending relevant meetings, and, as appropriate, delivering network-wide training and initiatives

·       Work with colleagues, students and families to develop a strong school community


·       Actively promote the safety and welfare of our children and young people

·       Ensure compliance with Arks data protection rules and procedures

·       Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels of seniority with confidence, tact and diplomacy

·       Work with Ark Central and other academies in the Ark network, to establish good practice throughout the network, offering support where required

·       Assist the Principal in maintaining and developing all that is distinctive in our Church of England school      

·       Participate fully in the Christian Life of the school

·       To ensure the Christian ethos, Academy vision and Christian values of the Academy are clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by all      

·       To lead student assemblies and acts of collective worship, ensuring that key messages and aspirations are reinforced, and the Christian ethos of the Academy is developed (where applicable)


This job description is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by your line manager.


Person Specification: Humanities Teacher (Specialism in Geography preferred)

Qualification Criteria

·       Qualified to teach and work in the UK

·       Degree in geography

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·       Demonstrable commitment to raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment

·       Excellent understanding of both subject and general teaching pedagogy

·       Be or demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding teacher

·       Ability to geography 

·       Effective and systematic behaviour management

·       Knowledge of the national secondary education system, examinations and curriculum


·       Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student

·       A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action

·       Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to every student, regardless of background

·       Excellent interpersonal, planning and organisational skills

·       Resilient, motivated and committed to achieving excellence

·       Reflective and proactive in seeking feedback to constantly improve practice

·       Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

·       Commitment to and understanding of professionalism in line with the National Teaching Standards


·       Right to work in the UK

·       Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students

·       Willingness to undertake training

·       This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check


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.