Key Stage 2 Specialist English Teacher/Middle Leader, Enfield

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Ark John Keats AcademyEnfield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience + TLR 3 – 2B (£540 - £4,531) with a Middle Leadership responsibility
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Key Stage 2 Specialist English Teacher/Middle Leader

An exciting opportunity to join a pioneering school in north London.  

Ark John Keats Academy aims to provide pupils from Nursery to 6th Form with a highly effective and enjoyable education. Our approach is underpinned by our six pillars:

A Mastery Curriculum

High Quality Teaching

Strong Discipline

Character Development

Raising Aspirations & Enrichment

Developing Education Leaders

This is an exciting stage in the academy’s development as we continue to grow towards full capacity. We currently have pupils from Nursery to Year 5 and Years 7 to 11. 

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

We are looking for outstanding teachers to join our primary team. In this role you will be responsible for delivering consistently engaging, challenging and exciting teaching and learning, thereby helping pupils to achieve the best academic results they can. It is a post that will require intelligence, vision, commitment and the consistent role modelling of best practice for staff and pupils. 

We are very excited about the unique teaching model we are developing for our Key Stage 2 phase which came into effect in September 2016 for our founding Year 3 cohort. The model has been developed in line with our pillars and is aimed at providing pupils in the primary phase with high quality specialist subject teaching. Now we are looking to recruit more specialist teachers to join our team. Depending on your specialisms, the role will involve teaching all aspects of English in the mornings and then teaching at least one other subject in the afternoons, for example PE, art or music. 

This post offers successful candidates the opportunity to play a leading role in developing our Key Stage 2 specialist provision and providing first class teaching for pupils. It is a wonderful opportunity to be a member of a school that is breaking the mould by giving pupils from relatively disadvantaged backgrounds a type and standard of education previously the preserve of the best fee-paying schools. It also enables our primary and secondary specialists to work together in creating a content-rich, cumulative and coherent curriculum across phases.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher with a very strong interest in the relevant subject area.  We are more than happy to consider an NQT as well as more experienced candidates who are ready to take on middle leadership responsibility.

We will expect you to work hard; show commitment at all times to our vision; lead by example and achieve our aims. In return you will work with a team that will provide vision and direction and great practical and moral support. You will work in an environment where your opinions are sought and welcomed and a culture in which staff feel appreciated and excited by the journey ahead of us.

Opportunities like this are few and far between in education and we would very much like to hear from you if you share our vision, values and enthusiasm. We are very happy to talk about the post informally if you require more information.

To apply please click here and  submit your application by 1pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. For further information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Amy Baird, the Head of Primary School, at a.baird@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org. For any technical queries/ questions about completing the application, please contact Mitra Samsami on m.samsami@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org  

Start Date: September 1st 2019

Closing date: 1pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience + TLR 3 – 2B (£540 - £4,531) with a Middle Leadership responsibility 

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 check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Bell Lane, Enfield, London, EN3 5PA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 208 443 3113
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The academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield. Our intake is mixed and comprehensive in nature. We opened our doors to our first two Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year 7 pupils joined us in September 2014.  ...