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Ark Blake Librarian/Teaching Assistant

Ark Blake AcademyCroydon

Job Title: Librarian/Teaching Assistant

Location: East Croydon – Ten-minute walk from East Croydon station

Contract: 36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (0.878fte)

Start Date: 01 September 2021

Salary: £18,472 (pro rata based on Ark Support Outer London Scale point 2 at £21,029)

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis

Closing Date: 10 June 2021

Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be a Librarian/Teaching Assistant, shaping a new Ark secondary school in East Croydon

Ark Blake Academy welcomed its first cohort of 180 Year 7 pupils in September 2020 and is already providing children in East Croydon with an excellent academic education, based on our strongly held values. We aspire to become one of the best schools in the country, providing all our pupils with an excellent education that empowers them to ‘seize greatness’.

At Ark Blake, we seek to transform lives through education. We believe that each of our pupils is born with a unique potential for greatness and can take responsibility to achieve this. We believe that by aiming high, working hard and living according to Ark Blake’s values, our pupils can seize greatness, lead lives that bring fulfilment and strengthen their communities.

Exemplary behaviour and a spirit of ‘always learning’ have helped us to create a culture where greatness is the expectation. We now wish to add a (insert role description) to our talented and committed founding team. The successful candidate will share our relentless drive to provide excellent learning experiences for every pupil, both in and out of the classroom. They will share our vision for a school where pupils take responsibility to ‘seize greatness’, achieve academic excellence and flourish as knowledgeable, confident, articulate, responsible citizens who live according to Ark Blake values.

The Role

We are recruiting an exceptional candidate as Librarian/Teaching Assistant to work in close partnership with all departments, the Senior Leadership Team and the Principal to embed the school’s vision and develop an outstanding school that empowers our pupils to take responsibility and seize greatness.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their development and will have access to network training.

Ark Blake Academy is part of Ark, one of the most successful school groups, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.

As a proud member of the network we offer:

  • Twice as many training days as standard
  • Access to the high-quality, regular professional development
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

You will:

  • Have an unwavering determination to deliver excellence for pupils from all starting points
  • Share the Ark Blake beliefs, vision and mission and be aligned with the Ark six pillars underpinning it
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations for every pupil in both academic achievement and personal development
  • Have the drive, skills and resilience character required to help build a new school
  • Be reflective about the Academy and committed to securing its continued development
  • Value and support practices driving continual progress across the network of Ark Schools

View the full job description and person specification.

For more information about our school, please visit: www.arkblake.org. To arrange a confidential conversation with the Principal/Operations manager about this role, please contact: info@arkblake.org

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an  enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

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