Primary Teacher/Middle Leader - EYFS or Key Stage 1, Enfield

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Ark John Keats AcademyEnfield

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Start date: 03/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £27,329 - £38,587 or £40,507 - £43,561, depending on experience + TLR 1A - 2A with a Middle Leader or subject leader responsibility
Contract term: Permanent

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 4 and Years 7 to 10. 

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.  

There is a possibility of placement in Early Years or Key Stage 1 dependent on your preference and experience. We also are more than happy to consider an NQT as well as more experienced candidates desiring a middle leadership role with responsibility for a subject or as a Head of Year. 

Our belief at the academy is that every child has the capacity to be a knowledgeable, literate, numerate, articulate, confident and compassionate individual. Our purpose is to imbue pupils’ minds with a breadth and depth of knowledge that enables them to develop cultural literacy and a true sense of self-worth. This knowledge-based approach is underpinned by the expectation that all pupils are educated to the standard necessary to gain entry to the best universities.   

As the school grows, we want our new staff to have a powerful role in establishing and embedding policies, systems and procedures that will enable our pupils to make excellent academic progress and develop habits of excellence. We also want our staff to be instrumental in creating a very strong culture where learning is greatly valued by all, respect and compassion are the norm and behaviour is exemplary.  

This post is a wonderful opportunity to be a member of a school that will break the mould by providing pupils from relatively disadvantaged backgrounds with a type and standard of education previously the preserve of the best fee-paying schools.   

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. For further information, a confidential discussion or for any technical queries please contact Amy Baird, the Head of Primary School, at or Victoria Edwards, the Primary Co-ordinator, at

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More about Ark John Keats Academy
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.  ...