Class Teacher
Ark Castledown Primary Academy
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Class Teacher – Full Time, Permanent

Ark Castledown Primary Academy


Are you someone who has high expectations and a desire to improve the life chances of pupils? Do you want to belong to a school which is continually striving to improve teaching whilst simultaneously reducing teacher workload?


Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a popular school in the heart of Hastings. The school has been transformed since joining the Ark network and during our first year of transition was in the top 1% of most improved schools in the country. As Hastings is recognised as an ‘Opportunity Area’, the academy will be pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background.


As part of the Ark network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to an excellent education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great teaching staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.


We are looking for a caring, passionate and committed Class Teacher to join our team from September on a permanent basis. Initially working in EYFS (academic year 2020-2021), applicants must be open to working in other Keystages in subsequent years, if required.


The successful candidate will:

·         care passionately about children, their growth and achievements

·         be hard working and adaptable to change

·         be an excellent team player

·         be willing to embrace a culture of self-reflection and development


If you have a passion for education, we can offer you both support and challenge to develop further as a classroom teacher and future leader.


We strongly encourage you to visit the academy to meet us and find out more about this postPlease contact Paula Fitzgerald on 01424 444046 or via email at to arrange a visit.

As a teacher at Ark Castledown, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.

We work hard to recognise hard work

·         We strive to recognise your achievements and celebrate your success.

·         You will have access to health packages, discounts at major retailers, travel loans and other benefits, through the Ark Rewards scheme.

·         We take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice as many training days as standard.

·         We provide an array of development programmes for our staff including our NQT, middle leader and senior leader programmes supplying you with the training and support you need to progress throughout your career. We will support you to become the best you can be.  

Click here to find out more about the benefits of working for Ark Castledown Primary Academy.

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For more information about the role, please click here for Job Description.doc

Closing date: 24th February 2020, 9am
Interviews: 28th February 2020
Salary: £24,982 - £36,870

Contract: Permanent

Location: Hastings


Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.