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Primary Class Teacher
Ark Ayrton Primary Academy
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Primary Class Teacher   

Location       Ark Ayrton Primary Academy
Salary From £26,356 Salary To £43,202 depending upon experience
Location:      Somers Road, Southsea, PO5 4LS Contract:     
Fixed Term for 1 year
Start date:    Negotiable
Interview dates: Arranged as suitable candidates are identified.
Closing date: Wednesday 13th May 2021

The Role  
The children of Ark Ayrton Primary Academy are looking for another Great Teacher to join our amazing school team.  Please click on the link below and let them show you around. http://arkayrtonprimary.org/vacancies/why-work-us-0   

Ark is a fast-growing education charity committed to giving every child, regardless of their background, the chance to succeed in the career or university of their choice.   Our highly-successful network of 38 schools educates over 27,500 students across Portsmouth, Hastings, Birmingham and London. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.

Ark Ayrton Primary School and Ark Ayrton Nursery is a popular school in the heart of Portsmouth.  It has been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted and as part of the Ark network of schools, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life.    

Key Responsibilities

At Ark Ayrton we support all teachers to be great teachers and to ensure that they provide an outstanding education for all of our children.  The successful post holder will:  
Uphold and demonstrate the vision and ethos of the Academy at all times
Provide a nurturing and stimulating classroom environment for children, where all can thrive
To take ownership of own development and support the development of others
To plan and teach effective lessons that engage, motivate and inspire children to achieve
Regularly assess children and be accountable for their progress and attainment
Communicate effectively with parents and other stake holders
To undertake various responsibilities as directed by the Headteacher  

We can offer you:   Great coaching programme, which is supportive and will develop you to be outstanding! Opportunities to visit other practises and learn from a variety of practitioners
Supportive network of staff around you
Additional PPA on top of your Statutory allowance for all teaching staff
Sociable and friendly staff with regular staff socials CPD opportunities through the Art Network
Creative curriculum to engage and motivate children
Amazing children who are eager to learn, caring and kind
A chance to make a difference
A well-resourced school that provides children with an opportunity to excel in all curriculum areas
Dedicated Pastoral team to provide an additional layer of support for children
For Newly Qualified Teachers, we can also offer you an in-depth support programme and experienced mentor

To apply please click on the apply now link to complete an online application. Please see the full job description and person specification below: Please contact Sophie Bennett-Acres on 023 9282 4828 if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. If you have any queries relating to your application, please contact l.miller@arkayrtonprimary.org 

   Job Description: Primary Teacher

Key responsibilities
•       Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps pupils to develop as learners
•       Helping to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy
•       Contribute to the effective working of the Academy    

Outcomes and activities Teaching and Learning  

•       With direction from the line manager, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons
•       Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
•       Use regular assessments to monitor progress and set targets
•       Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring
•       Ensure that all pupils achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level
•       Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications    

Academy Culture
•       Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
       Help develop a school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement       


•         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Headteacher
•         Undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the ARK Schools pay and conditions of service document.
•         Option of taking on other duties, such as supervising children at lunch time             

Person Specification:

Qualification Criteria •      

Qualified to degree level and above
•       Qualified to teach in the UK
•       Right to work in the UK
•       Experience of raising attainment of all pupils
•       Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning in their year group though schemes of work, assessment and extra-curricular activities etc  


•       Effective team member and leader.
•       High expectations for accountability and consistency.
•       Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.
•       Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil.
•       Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
•       Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.    

Teaching and Learning

•       Excellent classroom practitioner.
•       Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and reward.
•       Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.
•       Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
•       Acts as a role model to staff and pupils.
•       Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.    


•    This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.