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Lead Teacher of Sociology
Ark John Keats Academy
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Lead Teacher of Sociology

Ark John Keats Academy


Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.


We are looking to recruit a passionate and knowledgeable lead teacher of Sociology to join our team. As lead teacher, you would be responsible for the quality of curriculum planning and teaching within KS5 Sociology, setting an example for others with your own practice and developing other teachers to plan and deliver excellent lessons.


Sociology is one of our most popular subjects at A-Level, and you would be joining our team at an exciting time in our development as we build the foundations of our new Sixth Form. Our KS5 students are conscientious and ambitious, and our teachers nurture their aspirations for university both through teaching excellent lessons, and through the opportunities they provide outside of the classroom.


Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.


Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:


High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve

Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens door for the future.

Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question.

Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals.

Always learning: we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.



At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.


We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.


We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.



We are looking for someone who aligns with our approach to curriculum and teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with other teachers and leaders in KS5 as well as across the Ark network to develop a truly all-through curriculum.


To apply please click here and submit your application by 9am on Monday 13th December 2021. Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.


In advance of applying please do explore our website and see our relevant phase briefings. For further information, technical queries regarding the application system or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org. Flexible and part time working will be considered.  



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