Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teacher
Ark Isaac Newton Academy
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Competitive & TLRs Positions Available
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Competitive & TLRs Positions Available


Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teachers


Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

Head of Primary: Tam Broadway


Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teachers

Required for September 2019


All-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.


Start date: September 2019       

Salary: Competitive & TLRs Positions Available

Location: Ilford, London

Nearest train station: Seven Kings

Deadline: Friday 29th March 2019

Ofsted: Outstanding in all areas (2018)


Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0208 911 6666.


In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The secondary school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase opened, welcoming 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will expand each year until full in 2020.


In June 2018 the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.

We are looking to appoint inspirational teachers who share our belief in the highest standards of academic attainment in a comprehensive setting to teach our Reception, Ks1 and KS2 classes.


This is a rare opportunity to be centrally involved in establishing an outstanding school from the outset.  


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • play a strategic role in the evolution of Isaac Newton Academy
  • join the Ark network, with comprehensive CPD provision.


The successful candidate will:

  • have an unswerving belief in the unlimited potential of all pupils
  • have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student attainment outcomes
  • possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of Ilford residents.


If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.


If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or recruitment@arkonline.org 


To request a candidate information pack or to discuss the roles please contact our HR Office, on 020 8911 6657 or recruitment@isaacnewtonacademy.org 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.    

Job Description: Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teachers

Reporting to:                     Primary Headteacher
Start date:                           September 2019

Salary:                                 Competitive & TLR Positions Available
Disclosure Level:             Enhanced     


The Role

To deliver outstanding teaching, to ensure effective student learning and therefore help pupils achieve excellent results.

To be a role-model and impact positively on the academy more widely.

Key responsibilities

  • To plan, resource and deliver imaginative, interactive and inspiring lessons that ensure that effective learning takes place and students make excellent progress
  • To provide a nurturing and stimulating classroom and academy environment that helps students to develop as learners
  • To maintain/establish positive behaviour for learning across the whole academy
  • To contribute to the effective working of the academy
  • To support students in the acquisition and development of learning dispositions and positive character traits
  • To provide stimulating and enriching enrichment opportunities for students and potentially for members of the wider school community
  • To be accountable for student progress and attainment levels in their own classes.

Outcomes and activities

Teaching and Learning

With direction from the Headteacher or Deputy Headteachers, within the context of the Academy’s curriculum, and schemes of learning:


  • 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
  • Produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individuals and groups of pupils
  • Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in student achievement 
  • Utilise a full range of Afl strategies
  • Ensure that all students achieve at least at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at chronological age level
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and awards
  • Direct and supervise operational staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities
  • Implement and adhere to the academy’s behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
  • Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all students
  • Participate in preparing pupils for external examination.      


Academy Culture

  • To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships by maintaining a presence around the academy
  • To help develop an academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
  • To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the academy’s community
  • To actively promote the academy at all times
  • To contribute to discussions at meetings
  • To contribute to the writing and implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan
  • To be active in issues of student welfare and support
  • To support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the Academy, covering lessons and providing other support as required.


  • To undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Deputy Headteachers or Headteacher
  • To undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the Ark Schools pay and conditions of service document
  • To meet the expectations of all INA staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy
  • To uphold all academy polices with consistency and diligence
  • To undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development


Person Specification: Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teachers


Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to at least degree level
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK.


  • Up to date knowledge in the primary curriculum, specific to phase
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of learning and behaviour.


  • Experience of delivering consistently outstanding lessons  
  • Experience of raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment
  • Experience of implementing behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning in their year group through schemes of learning, assessment and extra-curricular activities.


  • Passion for the Primary education
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and providing equality of opportunity
  • The ability to enthuse and inspire others
  • The ability to consistently deliver outstanding lessons
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and recognition
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • A role model to staff and students
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.
  • The ability to develop positive relations with students and adults
  • The ability to work effectively alone and as a part of a team
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ICT skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate, and the ability to change, develop and improve
  • Confidence and self-motivation
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • A sense of humour and desire to have fun.

Desirable Training and Skills

  • Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’
  • An interest in music and the ability to play a musical instrument.



  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.



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

January 2019
Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in a primary teaching post at Isaac Newton Academy, an Ark School. We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce ourselves, to give some details about our school and to describe the kind of teachers we hope to appoint to the positions.  

Isaac Newton Secondary Academy opened in September 2012 in Ilford, East London, in brand new, purpose-built accommodation. The Academy has been carefully designed with ARK’s philosophy in mind and has facilities and resources to support a rich and diverse 21st century curriculum. It will have an intake of 180 year 7 students each year.  When full, in 2018, the secondary school will be 1,250 students (900 11 – 16 year olds and 350 sixth formers).  In 2014 the primary phase of the Academy opened to 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will grow year on year, until full in 2020. It is housed in purpose built primary accommodation next door to the secondary phase. The Academy benefits from joining a number of successful primary and secondary schools in the diverse Redbridge community as well as being part of the Ark network.

We feel both privileged and excited to have been appointed as Isaac Newton Academy’s Principal and Head of Primary. The chance to create a new and outstanding school from scratch, designing the curriculum, policies and procedures, structuring the school day and year and appointing the staff, is a rare and golden one. 
We are looking to appoint an outstanding primary teacher at Isaac Newton Primary Academy as soon as possible to play a vital role in setting up and establishing the ethos, high standards and expectations commensurate with an outstanding facility.

First and foremost, we are looking for individuals who are committed to Ark’s six pillars (see details in pack) and feel as passionately as we do about the school’s vision (outlined in the prospectus found on the Academy website). You will read that at Isaac Newton Academy we have extremely high expectations of ourselves and of each and every pupil.  It is important that the post holder believes unswervingly that, regardless of background or prior attainment, every student entering the school has the potential to leave with a set of qualifications that will enable them to pursue their education at a top university.

 We are setting ourselves very ambitious goals, and the post holders will play a central role in ensuring that Isaac Newton becomes a truly great school.
  You will require determination, resilience, optimism and creativity in order to ensure that effective and efficient systems are in place to support every pupil to achieve their target grades.

It is our vision that Isaac Newton Academy will be at the centre of the local community, with opportunities for the students’ parents, siblings and neighbours to attend classes and benefit from the amazing facilities.
  We are looking to appoint a primary teacher who share this desire to enrich the lives of residents of Ilford and make the school a true community school.

And what you can expect from us? We will be committed to providing you with the environment, support and resources necessary to carry out your role to an outstanding level. We will prioritise your professional development needs. We will ensure that you receive supportive and developmental line management and coaching.

If what you have read about Isaac Newton Academy chimes with your personal educational philosophy, we very much hope that you will consider applying for the post. This is a key role in the Academy and a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity. 

If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or schools.recruitment@arkonline.org.

To request a candidate information pack or to discuss the roles further please contact our HR Officer, on 020 8911 6666 or recruitment@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

To apply please go to:  http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies .  The closing date for applications is 12 pm on Monday 25th February 2019

Yours faithfully,
Jo Spencer                             Tam Broadway

Principal                                          Head of Primary