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Reception Class Teacher
Ark John Keats Academy
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Reception Class Teacher


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


Please note, interviews are on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to interview candidates ahead of the interview date.


We are currently searching for a Reception teacher who has the energy, enthusiasm and potential to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils. This is a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious Reception teacher who aligns with our creative, exciting approach to curriculum and teaching.


The successful candidate must be passionate about inspiring and motivating young minds and keen to grow within an incredible teaching and learning environment. We strongly promote CPD and development for all members of staff and value the importance of working as a team in our 3-form entry school.


An excellent knowledge of the new EYFS Framework is required along with commitment to the role.

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 1800 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: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.

Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.

Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.

Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.

Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.

Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration.


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.


At Ark John Keats, you will be joining a committed team of professionals. You will benefit from one-to-one coaching on your teaching no matter what stage of development you are at, because we believe all teachers deserve to get better every year. You will have ten days of CPD over the course of the year. We have a no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends to safeguard work/life balance for our team, and a free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other.


In advance of applying please do explore our website.


For further information or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or call us on 0208 443 3113


Closing date: 8am Friday 10th December 2021

Start Date: January 2022

Salary:  Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £30,663 - £42,164 or £44,263- £47,600 dependent on experience

Working Hours: Full time


We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment check.


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