Primary Head of Humanities and Specialist Teacher for KS2, Enfield

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Ark John Keats AcademyEnfield

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Start date: 06/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £29,064 - £46,326 depending on experience, plus TLR 2A
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Primary Head of Humanities and Specialist Teacher for Key Stage 2

An exciting opportunity to join a pioneering school in north London.  

Ark John Keats Academy aims to provide pupils from Nursery to Sixth 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 6 and Years 7 to 12. 

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 very enthusiastic 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 a Primary Head of Humanities to join our team. The role will involve being the Head of Humanities for the whole of the primary phase and teaching specialist humanities and science lessons in Key stage 2. We want our Head of Humanities to develop a truly outstanding humanities curriculum and work alongside teachers to deliver this in a highly effective way; teaching and modelling excellent teaching, co-planning and coaching.

This 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., enabling primary and secondary 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 humanities. 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 submit your application by 8pm Monday 18th November 2019. For further information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Amy Baird, the Primary Headteacher at For any technical queries/ questions about completing the application, please contact Mitra Samsami on 

Start Date: January 2020

Closing date: 8am on Monday 18th November 2019

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £29,064 - £46,326 depending on experience, plus TLR 2A £2796.

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
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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Ark John Keats Academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield. Our intake is mixed and comprehensive in nature.   

We welcomed our first Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of Year 7 pupils joined us the following y...