English Teacher - Full or Part Time
Ark Alexandra Academy
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£43,273 pro rata

Ark Alexandra Academy

Faith. Excellence. Kindness.


English Teacher – Full-Time / Part-Time

Start date:        September 2022

Location:          Hastings, East Sussex

 Salary:               Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales (£26,358 to £43,273) pro rata

Hours:                Full-time / Part-time

Contract:          Permanent

 Closing date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 12 July 2022


The school reserves the right to close this advert early and interviews may take place before the advertised closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role to avoid disappointment.


Are you passionate about English Language and Literature? Would you like to help us create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings? 


We have an opportunity for a teacher of English to join us on a permanent contract. We are open to applications from all qualified teachers with an English specialism, whether newly qualified or experienced.  We are also open to considering flexible and part-time working.


Our English department follow the English Mastery curriculum at Key Stage 3. Our students study challenging literary heritage texts alongside a structured grammar and Reading for Pleasure programme. At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and English Literature. We are proud of our seven year curriculum map; the skills and knowledge students learn at KS3 and KS4 prepare them for the challenge of A-Level English Literature, a popular choice for our Sixth Form students.


A bit more about us…


Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex. As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to provide all members of our community with the opportunities to engage with ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). This will be achieved through the highest quality of education that a truly great school will provide. We are committed to striving for excellence and inspiring our students to fulfil their potential. Our faith underpins our aim for all students to have the widest possible life choices. By knowing every student, demonstrating kindness, we will inspire every member of Ark Alexandra to have a positive impact on the community around them.


Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 39 schools across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include higher salaries than the main teacher pay scale and twice as many training days as standard. Our Network-wide moderation days mean you can work with your peers from other mathematics departments from across the UK.


What we offer you…


Support and professional development are a priority at Ark Alexandra Academy. The English department is supported by the Ark network English advisor who, along with the Head of Department coaches and co-plans with teachers. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions. We ensure you receive extensive support and we promote peer-to-peer sharing of practice, all designed to help you be the best teacher you can be.


We take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that teaching can be a challenging profession. We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership, Healthcare Cashplan, Cycle to Work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.


We’re looking for an individual who…


·         Can be flexible, enthusiastic, well organised and demonstrate strong behaviour management

·         Is committed to raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·         Has a resilient character and a strong personal drive

·         Has an unwavering determination to work with students of all abilities

·         Is committed to continually improving classroom practice


Thinking of applying?


Please read the job description and person specification here. Then click apply or to find out more about our academy, please visit the rest of our website – www.arkalexandra.org


If you have any questions after reading the job description and person specification, please feel free to get in touch by email: ALEHR@arkalexandra.org


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