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KS2 Class Teacher - fixed term contract
Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy
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Ark Little Ridge is a two-form entry primary school that is currently judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with Leadership & Management and EYFS judged as ‘Outstanding’. We are vibrant and welcoming school community with learning at our core.  
 We are seeking to appoint a Class Teacher in Key Stage 2 on a full time, fixed term contract expiring 31st August 2020.     

 This is an exciting opportunity for great teachers and NQTs to work at our school. The role would suit an excellent qualified teacher or NQT who has an interest in working for a successful multi academy trust.  

 As part of the Ark Schools network we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great teaching staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.    

 The successful candidate will:
 ·         have qualified teacher status
 ·         be a great classroom practitioner
 ·         care passionately about children, their development and achievements
 ·         be hard working and adaptable to change
 ·         show empathy with children  

 If you have a passion for education, we can offer you both support and challenge to develop further as a classroom teacher and future leader. We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.    

By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please email info@arklittleridgeprimayr.org or contact Mrs H Zebedee on 01424 752266 to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply please go to http://arklittleridgeprimary.org/ . 

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th November 2019

If you have any technical queries relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or at recruitment@arkonline.org.   
Location:                                Hastings
Start date:                              By mutual agreement but as soon as possible after appointment.  
Contract:                                Full time; Fixed Term to 31st August 2020.
Salary:                                     Ark MPS (Outside London) £24,313 - £35,883, dependent on experience
Closing date:                          Friday 8th November 2019
Interviews:                             Thursday 14th November 2019    

Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Job Description: Class Teacher   
Reporting to:                         Head of School
Salary:                                    Ark MPS (Outside London) £24,982 - £36,870, dependent on experience
Disclosure Level:                   Enhanced  

The Role:- 
To deliver outstanding teaching and learning, enabling students to achieve excellent academic outcomes,  
To be a positive role-model and show an impact on the academy more widely.  
To Plan and teach an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children and promotes excellence in all.  

Key Responsibilities
 ·         To plan, resource and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and students make excellent progress
·         To provide a nurturing classroom environment that supports students to develop as learners
·         To help to maintain discipline across the whole academy
·         To contribute to the effective working of the academy

Outcomes and Activities - Teaching and Learning
 ·         Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all students
 ·         With direction from the Head of School and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons
 ·         Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
 ·         Use regular assessments to set targets for students, monitor student progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring
 ·         To produce or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils
 ·         Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in student achievement 
 ·         Ensure that all students make excellent progress, working towards and beyond age related expectations.
 ·         Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications
·         Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities
 ·         Implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
 ·         Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.  

Academy Culture
 ·         Support the academies values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures
 ·         Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
 ·         Help develop a culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
 ·         To be active in issues of student welfare and support
 ·         Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.  

 ·         Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development
 ·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the line manager or Head of School.                                                           

Person Specification: Class Teacher  
Qualification Criteria
 ·         Qualified to degree level and above
 ·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK.  

·         Experience of raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment
·         Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement  
·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning in their year group though schemes of work, assessment and extra-curricular activities etc.  

·         Up to date knowledge in the primary curriculum and an understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.  

·         Effective team member
·         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.  

Other desirable training and skills
 ·         Experience of ‘Maths Mastery’ programme  

·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
·         Willingness to undertake training  
·         This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.