Salary: £28,704 to £45,437 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 07 February 2023
Interview date: Wednesday 22 February 2023
How to apply: Please read the job description and person specification in the information pack available for download, then if you would like to apply, please click 'apply' or visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies
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About the role
Start date: April or September 2023
Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex
Are you looking to teach History at A Level or to specialise in teaching KS3?
We are excited to welcome applicants for this rare opportunity to join a successful history department at our dynamic school in Hastings on a permanent contract. The successful applicant will be joining a supportive and friendly team, made up of teachers with a wide range of experience within the wider humanities department, which includes Politics, Geography and Sociology.
We are seeking a passionate historian who can articulate a love of the subject and be able to communicate effectively with students of all abilities. We are open to applications from all qualified teachers who can teach History, whether newly qualified or experienced and also those who are may be looking to transition from primary or sixth form college teaching to secondary.
Here at Ark Alexandra Academy, there is the opportunity to steer your own career. You may be looking for the opportunity to teach A level history, or perhaps you would prefer to teach KS3 alone either way, we can support you to fulfil this. There are a range of professional development opportunities available should you be seeking to further your career beyond classroom teaching. As we are part of a large network this means that we work collaboratively with other schools to build a curriculum suitable for all students and bespoke to our context.
Our School: Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we are growing from a 10 to 12 form entry this year, working across a split site, which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development. At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good.
Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.
As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.
What we offer: Support and professional development are a priority at Ark Alexandra Academy. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions. We ensure you receive extensive support and we promote peer-to-peer sharing of practice, all designed to help you be the best teacher you can be. We have twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network.
We take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that teaching can be a challenging profession. We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership, Healthcare Cashplan, Cycle to Work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.
We’re looking for an individual who…
• Can lead by example, through outstanding practice and professionalism
• Cares about students, their learning, and their futures
• Is driven to make a difference, to overcome barriers, to be relentless in enabling all students to make exceptional progress
• Is committed to their own personal development and to collaborative, consultative working
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies, click the job you are interested in and click the link at the bottom of the advert.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.