Reception Class Teacher
Ark Byron Primary Academy
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Reception Class Teacher

Exciting opportunity to help develop a young school, uniquely located in a park setting in West London.

Start date: 1st September 2022  

Salary: from £32,962 - £43,691 depending on experience, Ark MPS (Inner London). We will welcome applications from NQTs and experienced teachers.

Role:  Year group flexible dependent upon experience.  Responsibilities available for the right candidate

Location: Acton, London

Nearest Tube station: Acton Town

Nearest Overground station: Acton Central

Deadline: 12am on Friday 30th June 2022

Interview dates:  Monday 4th July 2022


Join Us

Joining Ark Byron is an exciting opportunity to help develop a relatively young school, which has had its first Year 6 this year and embark on a rewarding career path within the Ark Multi-Academy Trust.

We are based in a new, purpose-built building in a fantastic park setting on the edge of Acton Park, with views of trees from every room. We make use of this unique resource through integrating outdoor learning into our curriculum.


 Life at our School

Ark Byron Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school that opened in September 2015 and currently has 420 pupils across seven year groups from Reception to Year 6. 

Our motto, “Courage to reach for the sky!” reflects Ark Byron’s high expectations for every child.  By aiming high and setting ambitious goals, we believe that pupils will be able to reach their full potential, though this will require real effort and persistence.  We support our pupils to show courage and take risks to improve, learn new things and embrace new experiences, so that they become resilient and equipped to deal with life and to be both successful and happy.

We encourage children and adults to follow the Ark Byron values of “Exploration, Endeavour and Excellence” in everything they do. 

Our community is already very strong and we are fortunate to have an extremely committed and supportive parent body. The diversity of our student body is a source of pride to us, celebrating all backgrounds and cultures.


 The Role

There are plenty of opportunities for career progression.  We will provide access to regular training and coaching, and an arena to share best practice regularly.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be a positive role model for the pupils in your care,
  • believe in the potential of every child and be committed to seeing that every child reaches that potential,
  • be able to inspire learning beyond the classroom, ensuring that learning doesn’t stop once the school day ends,

·          possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of the children,

·          be enthusiastic to contribute to the success of this exciting young learning community.

Applications must be received by 12am on Friday 30th June 2022.   We will review applications as we receive them and may contact applicants before the closing date.  Interviews will take place from Monday

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact Vanessa Watson on is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Job Description: Reception Class Teacher


Reporting to:                    Principal

Location:                            Ark Byron Primary Academy

Contract:                            Permanent

Working Pattern:           Full Time

Salary:                                 £32,962 - £43,691 (depending on experience)

The Role

To deliver outstanding teaching and learning that drives achievement and inspires a lot of learning.

Key Responsibilities

·         Set high expectations so that all children 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 learning that is aligned to the agreed curriculum and cultivate every child’s intellectual curiosity

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

·         Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment enabling students to 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, children and families to develop a strong school community


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

·         Ensure compliance with Ark’s 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


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: Reception Class Teacher

Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK/relevant EYFS qualification

·         Qualified to degree level or above

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

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

·         Experience or knowledge of early child development

·         Sound knowledge of the legislation and guidelines of the EYFS

·         Excellent understanding of both phase and general teaching pedagogy

·         Knowledge of the national education system, the EYFS curriculum, and the changing face of assessment

·         Effective and systematic behaviour management

·         Be or demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding teacher


·         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


 This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role


 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.