Burlington Danes holds a special place in London’s educational landscape. It is the first Ark school, and has a history stretching back to its founding in 1699. Ark Burlington Danes Academy is a non-selective, all-through comprehensive school that serves a local community with a high degree of social disadvantage. Our mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, has the right to access the highest qualifications, best universities and most competitive careers. Our teachers are firmly committed to our vision. We believe in a ‘no excuses’ culture and strive to ensure that our students have the best academic education possible, supported by an excellent enrichment and pastoral programme to ensure our children develop into rounded, successful individuals who will thrive in the outside world. We are a learning community that invests heavily in developing the teaching and leadership skills of all our staff through our in-house programmes and the outstanding training provision of the Ark network.
Timelines Closing date: Monday 7th October
Interviews Monday 14th October
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Inner London) £30,406 - £41,381 per annum or £46,272 - £50,178 per annum depending on experience
English lead across the primary phase of the school. The post holder will lead staff training in Talk4Writing, grammar, reading; monitoring pupil work and teacher observation. Liaison and close links with secondary phase and English Mastery curriculum will be a rewarding and vital part of the development of this role.
LKS2 teacher January until July 2020. From September 2020, the role will involve teaching English in the mornings to Year 5 as an UKS2 (specialist teacher model) and class teacher of non-core subjects in the afternoons.
This is a key appointment for the school. Improving writing outcomes is a key target. Children achieve highly in the EY (GLD 88%) from low starting points and in Years 1 to 4 are building on those excellent foundations. (Para about CPD and development opportunities within Ark network) Opportunity to do NPQML in 2020-21.