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 and 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

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 English teachers to join our team. 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. 

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 subject 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 English.  We are more than happy to consider an NQT as well as more experienced candidates who are ready to take on middle leadership responsibility which could be as a Head of Year or as a foundation subject leader.

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 Monday 17th June 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  

Please do not wait until the deadline to submit your application as we may see strong candidates before the deadline.

Start Date: September 1st 2019

Closing date: 1pm on Monday 17th June 2019

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £28,286 - £39,937 or £41,925 - £45,086, depending on experience + TLR 2a – 2B (£2,721 - £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.



More about Ark John Keats Academy
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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. View in Google Maps
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.  ...