Teacher of French and Spanish

Teacher of French and Spanish

September  2024

Ark Acton Academy


Location: Acton, West London — Excellent transport links, Acton Town station only 5 minutes’ walk and ample car parking onsite.

Role: Teacher of French and Spanish

Start Date: September 2024

Salary: Ark Main scale (Inner London)

Closing date: 28th June 2024

Interviews: On a rolling basis – (We reserve the right to close the advert early on appointment of a suitable candidate, early application is advised)

Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract.


Are you passionate about your subject? Do you want the development and support to be an exemplary teacher? Are you driven to work with disadvantaged communities?

Ark Acton is a good school, and we are on a mission to make it a great school. From a strong sapling to a mighty oak. Be part of our growth.

You will follow our subject curriculum to deliver enjoyable and engaging lessons ensuring students are successful in the subject.


View more information on our Curriculum here.


We are looking for a French and Spanish teacher but will consider applications from


At Ark Acton we think teaching is the best job in the world – so we have stripped away anything we feel gets in the way of being a great teacher. This includes:


Benefits of Working at Ark Acton:

At Ark Acton we have stripped away anything we feel gets in the way of being a great teacher so that we can focus on the main thing. This includes:


  • Feedback policies that sit at department level
  • No graded lesson observations
  • No report writing
  • No parent’s evenings
  • Only 2 data points a year
  • No ½ termly data metrics to track progress
  • Protected Department meeting and co-planning time built into the timetable and a teacher’s overall loadings.


We are heavily committed to staff welfare and development, and this includes:


  •  weekly staff training and coaching for every teacher
  • subject-specific knowledge development
  • free use of our leisure centre
  • access to the school counsellor
  • access to Ark’s employee rewards and benefits programme.


The ideal candidate will:


  • Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching Geography
  •  Have the commitment, skills and character required to be a team player
  •  Share the Ark Acton Academy vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it
  •  Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools

View more information and a full job description here.


For Further information on the school please visit the school site at https://arkacton.org

View our Safeguarding information and policy here

View more information on the benefits of working for Ark here.


I look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our Academy. Please email m.murphy1@arkacton.org for an informal chat with me.


To apply please go to https://arkonline.org/careers . Please submit your application by 28th June 2024.


For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Michaela Murphy, Administration Manager at m.murphy1@arkacton.org 


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands, or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.

Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. To read more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion statement, please click this link.  




Teacher of French and Spanish
Location: Ark Acton Academy
Salary: £37,667 - £48,857