Class Teacher (Year 5) , Fixed-term
Ark Castledown Primary Academy
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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 Full Time Class Teacher to join our team from April on a Fixed Term basis.


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 Mrs. C. Phillip 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.

Visit our website,  for more information about our school.

Please submit your application online by visiting  The deadline for applications is 9am on 25th February 2019.

Closing date: 3rd February 2020, 9am
Interviews: 7th February 2020
Salary: £24,982 - £36,870

Contract: Fixed Term

Location: Hastings


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




Job Description: Class Teacher 


Reporting to:                     Head of School

Salary:                                 £24,982 - £36,870

Disclosure Level:             Enhanced


The Role

To deliver outstanding teaching and learning and therefore help students achieve excellent academic results and be a role-model/impact the academy more widely.


To design an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children to appreciate the range of subjects and their 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 classroom and academy environment that helps students to develop as learners

·         To help to maintain discipline across the whole academy

·         To contribute to the effective working of the academy.


Outcomes and Activities - Teaching and Learning

·         Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all students

·         With direction from the Head of School and within the context of the academies’ curriculum and schemes of work, 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

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

·         Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in student achievement 

·         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 rewards and all other communications

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

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

·         Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.


Academy Culture

·         Support the academies’ 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 a 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 line manager or Head of School.