Reception Class Teacher, Southwark

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Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS – AM1 to AM6
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Description: Reception Class Teacher

Reporting to: Assistant Principal 

Start date: 1st September 2019

Salary: Ark MPS – AM1 to AM6

The Role 

  • To deliver outstanding teaching and learning in the EYFS and therefore enable pupils achieve excellent academic results
  • To design and implement an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children to appreciate the range of subjects and their application. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Set high expectations so that all pupils are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential and in doing so meet their progress and attainment targets
  • To plan and deliver lessons to the highest standard and develop a stimulating environment that promotes child-centred learning  
  • Use data to inform teaching and learning, identify areas for intervention and provide feedback to pupils, staff and families in order to ensure progress and outcomes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of personal integrity, loyalty and professionalism
  • Ensure the safeguarding of all pupils and that the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff is promoted and maintained at all times

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: Reception Class Teacher  

Qualification Criteria 

  • Qualified to degree level and above 
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK

Experience and Knowledge 

  • Be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • Demonstrable commitment to raising attainment of all pupils 
  • Experience or knowledge of early child development
  • Sound knowledge of the legislation and guidelines of the EYFS
  • Knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum and experience of observational assessment
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour 



  • Effective team member 
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency 
  • Vision aligned with Ark and Globe’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others 
  • 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 

  • Excellent classroom practitioner 
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and reward 
  • Has very good communication, planning and organisational skills 
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement 
  • Acts as a role model to staff and pupils 
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice. 

Other desirable training and skills 

  • Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’ 
  • Knowledge of the assessment programme ‘Tapestry’ and or EExAT


  • 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

Job location

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.
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...