Teacher of English and Drama, Birmingham

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Ark Kings AcademyBirmingham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£24,313 – £41,366)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of English and Drama

Ark Kings – a small school, big family; transforming the lives of our students 

Salary: Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£24,313 – £41,366)

Location: Kings Norton, Birmingham

Nearest train station/transport links: Five minute drive from the M42, Junction 2, Kings Norton Station (25 mins walk), bus routes including the 35, 45, 49 and 84

Start date negotiable.
Due to the expansion of our school, we are always looking for excellent teachers and leaders. We will therefore be considering applications throughout the duration of the advert and will let you know whether you have been shortlisted and selected for interview following submission of your application.

Ofsted: Good in all areas (2016) 

Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0121 459 4451.

In 2015, Ark Kings Academy was named as the most improved academy in the country, and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted in October 2016.  In April 2017 we will move into our brand new school building - an exciting next stage of our schools’ transformation and our journey to outstanding.  

We are looking to recruit a Teacher of English to play an integral part in our journey to outstanding. Your role will include:

•Supporting the Director of English in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the academy’s English strategy. 

•Demonstrating commitment to raising attainment of all pupils, as part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the life chances of young people 

•Supporting the curriculum development, planning, teaching and assessment to secure excellent subject outcomes for all students in English in line with the academy’s targets. 

•Collaborating with other English teachers across the Ark Network including working on schemes of work, resources and moderating assessments. 

•Working as part of an experienced and growing team of English teachers in brand new state-of-the-art facilities.                                                     

Staff development is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of tailored support and development opportunities available to help you reach them.  At Ark Kings you will have access to:

•Online training, and bespoke learning and mentoring programmes

•Twice the standard number of training days for teachers throughout the year (10 days)

•Dedicated co-planning time

•High quality training from the Ark Network

•Hub Days - three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.   

Our behaviour system, means that teachers can focus on getting the best possible outcomes for students. Extra free periods are built into the school day to enable you have the time to get things done – whether that’s training, lesson planning or meetings.

As a teacher at Ark Kings Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Kings Academy.

Visit our website for more information on the school. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact us on 0121 459 4451 or the Recruitment Team on recruitment@arkonline.org or 0203 116 6345 for any application form enquiries. Please submit your application online by visiting www.arkonline.org/careers 

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



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Shannon Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 9DE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 121 459 4451