Art Teacher, Hastings, East Sussex

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Ark Helenswood AcademyHastings, East Sussex

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outside London Ark MPS/UPS £23,490- £34,670/£36,826 - £39,599
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Art Teacher    

This role is suitable for either a NQT or an experienced teacher 

(TLR available for right candidate)  

Start date: September 2018  

Salary: Outside London Ark MPS/UPS £23,490- £34,670/£36,826 - £39,599  

Location: Hastings  Closing Date: 09.00am 25 June 2018 

(interviews may take place before the closing date as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)  

Interview: Week beginning 2 July 2018  

Ark Helenswood Academy is a large all-girls 11-16 academy with a mixed sixth form provision in Hastings.  Hastings is a vibrant seaside town situated in East Sussex, a county steeped in English history and areas of natural beauty. The academy benefits from being located within stunning grounds surrounded by fields and woodland, and being just three miles from Hastings town with its artistic Old Town, quirky shops, and revolutionary double deck promenade and pier of the year. There are easily accessible links to Eastbourne and Brighton with a direct rail link to London. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and aspirational academy which is consistently achieving some of the highest results in Hastings and St Leonards.  We recently gained a “Good” judgement from Ofsted.  The strength of our ambitious Improvement Plan provides a strong and supportive environment for you to develop and provide you with support to gain advancement to senior positions within Helenswood or other network schools.  

The faculty has strong links with the local community and galleries; which we visit regularly. We also take students to London and visit exhibitions that widen their experience and enhance their contextual understanding. 

We are currently developing a new inspiring curriculum which will challenge students in preparation for success at GCSE; therefore your ideas will be invaluable in the development of new projects and assessment models. We would also like to expand our range of extra-curricular activities so you would take a leading role in setting these up.    

We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and offer health benefits including subsidised gym membership, flu vaccinations in the autumn term and Employee Assistance Programme which provides a free and confidential service to staff.  Weekly recognition from the Principal is awarded to staff for effort and enthusiasm and is shared with all staff during briefings. 

Helenswood Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 36 schools in 4 locations across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include: 

• A salary higher than the main scale teacher salaries 

• Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education  

As the ideal candidate you will: 

• be committed to raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment 

• have a resilient character and a strong personal drive 

• have proven experience working successfully with students of all abilities 

• be able to show evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities 

• have the opportunity to teach a range of key stages.   

We are committed to ensuring all staff have access to a comprehensive programme of professional development and dedicate one afternoon to training sessions on a regular basis.  Teachers new to the profession have weekly bespoke training and receive termly training from the staff at Ark Central.  NQTs are also assigned a subject mentor and coach. Our middle and senior leaders are supported with the NPQML and NPQSL and other agreed training.    

For more information about the school please visit   

We would love you to visit our school  and see first-hand the environment in which we work; to arrange, please contact Jan Laker, HR Manager on 01424 757928 or 

To apply please submit your application online by visiting   

Ark Helenswood Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Ark Helenswood Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper School, The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1424 753 040
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Ark Helenswood Academy is a secondary school for girls aged 11-18, located in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, East Sussex. The school is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Ark ...