Specialist Physics Teacher
Ark John Keats Academy
Salary From
Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience

Specialist Physics Teacher

Ark John Keats Academy

Exciting opportunity to join a pioneering new school in north London.  


Ark John Keats Academy is a growing school currently in the process of setting up a brand new Sixth Form due to open in September 2019. Therefore, we are looking to recruit excellent staff to join our expanding team and be part of the exciting next phase of our development.

Ark John Keats Academy provides pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form with a world class standard of education. Our approach is underpinned by our six pillars – A Mastery Curriculum, High Quality Teaching, Strong Discipline, Character Development, Raising Aspirations & Enrichment and Developing Education Leaders.

The academy staff, pupils and parents are incredibly aligned, committed and passionate about our school. We have been graded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and pupils make rapid progress in a calm, purposeful and happy environment.

In recruiting for a Specialist Physics Teacher we are seeking the following from applicants:

·         A degree in a Physics related subject and good A levels, or the equivalent.

·         Ability to teach other sciences to KS4 level

·         Understanding of, and alignment with, our six pillars

·         A growth mindset

·         High standards of professionalism

·         Courteousness

·         Record of high quality teaching

·         The potential to be an exceptional leader

We are committed to providing staff with high quality and regular CPD. All teachers and leaders have weekly coaching, a weekly whole staff training session, 14 CPD days annually and access to an extensive menu of Ark training programmes for all levels.

Flexible and part time working will be considered

To apply please click below to submit your application by 1pm Thursday 28th March 2019. For further information, a confidential discussion about this role please contact Victoria Henderson on v.henderson@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org. For any technical queries/ questions about completing the application, please contact Mitra Samsami on m.samsami@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org

Start Date: September 2019
Closing date: 1pm Thursday 28th March 2019
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience

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 checks.



Job Description: Specialist Physics Teacher

Reports to:              Head of Department/Principal

Start date:                September 2019
Salary:                      Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience

Key responsibilities

·         To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard, thereby ensuring meaningful learning takes place and pupils make rapid and sustained progress

·         To develop one’s own teaching practice to a level of advanced proficiency

·         To fully implement all academy routines and techniques for creating a culture of high expectations

·         To contribute to the enrichment, extra-curricular and raising aspirations programmes

·         To provide daily pastoral tutoring to a cohort of 18 to 20 pupils

·         To contribute to the effective daily working of the academy.


Outcomes and Activities

Teaching and Learning

·         With direction from the Head of Department and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work,  to plan and prepare effective teaching schemes and lessons

·         To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment

·         To use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring

·         To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils

·         To develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement 

·         To ensure that all pupils achieve at least expected progress and the majority of pupils make more than expected progress

·         To maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

·         To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils

·         To direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities

·         To implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

·         To participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.




Academy Culture

·         To support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures

·         To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

·         To help develop a school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement and good discipline

·         To be alert and active on issues relating to pupil welfare and child protection

·         To run enrichment sessions as part of the timetabled school day

·         To support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.



·         To undertake , and when required, deliver or be part of  the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

·         To undertake, within reason, other various responsibilities as directed by the Headteacher or Principal.




Person Specification: Specialist Physics Teacher


Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to at least degree level

·         At least two B grades in the sciences (or one and Maths) at A Level

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK

·         Ability to teach one science to A Level and two to GCSE standard



·         Evidence of being, or having the potential to be, an outstanding teacher of the subject.



·         Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area

·         An understanding of what an outstanding education looks like in the classroom

·         An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high expectations.




·         Effective team worker

·         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

·         Effective listening skills that lead to a strong understanding of others

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.


Teaching and Learning

·         Excellent classroom teacher, or potential to be one, with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice

·         Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards

·         Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to pupils needs

·         Understands and interprets complex pupil data to drive lesson planning and pupil attainment 

·         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.



·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

·         Willingness to undertake training

·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.