Primary Teacher, Southwark

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Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Job Description: Primary Class Teacher

Reporting to: Assistant Principal

Start date: 1st September 2019

Salary: AM1 to AM6

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.

The Role 

·         To deliver outstanding teaching and learning to ensure pupils achieve excellent academic results

·         To design and implement an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children

Key Responsibilities 

·         To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensures real learning takes place and pupils make excellent progress

·         To provide a nurturing classroom and academy environment that helps pupils to develop as learners

·         To help to maintain/establish discipline across the Primary

·         To contribute to the effective working of the academy

Outcomes and Activities 

Teaching and Learning 

·         With direction from the Primary Principal and SLT and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, plan and prepare effective lessons

·         Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment  

·         Use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring

·         To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils

·         Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

·         Direct and supervise co-teachers assigned to lessons

·         Implement and adhere to the academy’s behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

·         Participate in preparing pupils for assessments as and when necessary

·         Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all students

Academy Culture 

·         Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures

·         Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

·         Help develop a culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

·         To be active in issues of pupil welfare and support

·         Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.


·         Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the line manager or Primary Principal

Person Specification: Primary Class Teacher

Qualification Criteria 

·         Qualified to degree level and above

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK


·         Proven exemplary classroom practice in a primary school with experience

·         Experience of designing and developing resources to support learning across different subject areas

·         Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase pupil achievement

·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning in their year group though schemes of work, assessment and extra-curricular activities etc.


·         Excellent knowledge of the Primary National Curriculum and a solid grounding in the assessment processes used to support planning and raise pupil attainment

·         Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.



·         Highly effective team member

·         High level of self-awareness and self-management

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency of themselves and others

·         Acts as a role model to staff, pupils and the community

·         Vision aligned with our high aspirations and commitment to every pupil

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

Teaching and Learning

·         Outstanding classroom practitioner

·         Effective and positive behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and reward

·         Has excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

·         Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

·         Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to continue to contribute to outstanding classroom practice

Other desirable training and skills 

·         Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’


·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

·         Willingness to undertake training

·         This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

More about Ark Globe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
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Ark Globe Academy opened as a new all through 3-18 academy, specialising in maths and performing arts in September 2008 and moved into new, state of the art facilities in September 2010.

Globe has high expectations. With the right teaching and suppor...