English & Media Teacher
Ark Academy
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English & Media Studies Teacher

Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics and citizenship.

Start date: January 2019
Salary: Ark Inner London Pay Scales £29,377 - £48,481 dependent on experience
Location: Wembley, London
Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee/Metropolitan)
Deadline: 8:00am Monday 12 November 2018
Interviews: Will be arranged on an ongoing basis
Ofsted: Outstanding (2010)

Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0208 385 4370.
Ark Academy is an all-through state-of-the-art school in Wembley, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links

We are now seeking to appoint an English & Media Studies Teacher who is committed to ensuring every child is challenged to achieve their maximum potential. We want a teacher who has passion, enthusiasm, alongside the skills and desire to develop and nurture every child in their care. They will deliver consistently excellent teaching and learning, to help all students to achieve excellent academic results.

The successful candidate will be expected to have the potential to teach English at KS3-KS5 and Media Studies at KS4-KS5 the ideal candidate will:
• be an outstanding teacher of English & Media Studies or have the potential to become outstanding
• be experienced in raising or the desire to raise attainment in a challenging classroom environment
• have proven experience working or the desire to work successfully with students of all abilities
• be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses and the belief that every child can succeed
• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• become part of a team developing a new ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy
• join a highly successful English team that has an exceptional track record for training teachers.
• Access continuous staff development. We have a minimum of 10 training days and weekly in school sessions of a 
   high standard. We strongly support NPQML, NPQSL and Lead Practitioner course.
• join the Ark network and have access to a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, 
   reduced gym membership and large retail discounts

We welcome applications from NQTs as well as more experienced candidates, with TLRs available for an appropriately qualified and experienced candidate.

As a member of Ark Academy you will receive extensive professional development geared towards excellence. Weekly sessions designed by those who understand the context of the school, are ensured to cater for our teachers’ every need. In addition, the school provides continual support and career progression. Numerous comprehensive training programmes are available to our staff from NQTs to aspiring middle and senior leaders.

Our successful behaviour policies treat student behaviour not as the responsibility of individual teachers, but of the entire school. This ensures as a teacher at Ark Academy, your time is never wasted dealing with discipline. Our students know what is expected of them, allowing both students and teachers to focus on learning.

As a teacher at Ark Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 39 schools in 4 locations across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include:
• A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries
• Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in   

Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Academy.

For further information please go to www.arkacademy.org. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our Recruitment Manager Denise McKenna on 020 8385 4370 or d.mckenna@arkacademy.org.

Please submit your application by 8:00am Monday 12 November 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.

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

Job Description: 
English & Media Studies Teacher

Reports to: Head of Department
Start date: January 2019
Salary: AMPS 1 – AUPR 3 (Dependent on Experience)

The Role
To deliver outstanding teaching and learning of their subject and therefore help students achieve excellent results, and be a role-model/impact the academy more widely.

To design an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children to appreciate the subject and its application.

Key responsibilities
• To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and students make superior progress
• To provide a nurturing environment that helps students to develop as learners
• To help to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy
• To contribute to the effective working of the academy.

Outcomes and Activities
Teaching and Learning

• With direction from the Head of Department and in the context of collaborative co-planning, pland and prepare effective lessons that are appropriately differentiated
• Teach engaging lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
• Use assessments data analytically to monitor student progress and to plan/adapt future lessons to the needs of the students
• Contribute to assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils
• 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
• Prepare pupils for external examinations and support departmental revision/intervention strategies
• Contribute to the department’s enrichment programme
• Implement and adhere to the academies Behaviour and Ethos Policy, ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
• Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communciations
• Direct and supervise learning support staff assigned to elssons and any other adults that might be in lessons

Academy Culture
• Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures
• Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
• Help develop the department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
• To be active in issues of student welfare and support
• Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.

• Undertake , and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development
• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal.

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


Person Specification:
English & Media Studies Teacher

Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to degree level and above

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK



·         Experience of raising attainment in a challenging environment

·         Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement

·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject through schemes of work and extra curricular activities


·         Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area

·         Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour




·         Effective team worker and leader

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency

·         Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspriations, high expectations of self and others

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student

·         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 & Learning

·         Excellent teacher 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 students’ needs.

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

·         Good communication, planning and organisational skills

·         Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to drive up standards of achievement

·         Acts as a role model to staff and students

·         Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom



·         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 and Barring Service check.


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