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Teacher of Science

Ark Elvin Academy

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Do you ‘dare for greatness’? Come and join a team who are really making a difference…….

At Ark Elvin Academy we are working hard to give all our pupils an excellent education and are looking for committed teachers and support staff to join us at this exciting stage in our school improvement journey. In June 2017 we came out of special measures and now our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff are doing what it takes to rapidly improve our school and deliver the outstanding education our community needs and deserves.

We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills, we have:

· twice as many training days as is standard

· weekly professional development for all staff

In recruiting for our Science Teacher we are seeking the following from applicants:

• A degree in Science and good A levels, or the equivalent.

• A commitment to our school improvement process

• A growth mindset

• High standards of professionalism

• Courteousness

• Record of high quality teaching

We are a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London. You will become part of a close knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance and support from both the Ark network, one of the country’s top performing school groups and our North London region of schools where we work closely with four schools; Ark John Keats Academy, King Solomon Academy, Ark Academy and Ark Burlington Danes Academy.

Last year we moved into our long awaited brand new school building with state of the art facilities. We would love for you to visit our school - to arrange a visit please contact Anita Amaning on a.amaning-ampong@arkelvinacademy.org or 020 8902 6362.

We passionately believe in our six pillars and they drive all our thinking and our school improvement at Elvin, for more information please visit http://arkelvinacademy.org/vision-and-values

Ark Elvin is on an exciting improvement journey – join us and be part of that change.

To apply for this role please visit: http://arkelvinacademy.org/vacancies

Closing date: 21 May 2019

Start date: September 2019

Salary: Ark Main Pay scale AM1 £30,406 - AM6 £41,381 / Upper Pay Range £46,272 - £48,814 - depending on Experience

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS

Key responsibilities:

• To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard, thereby ensuring meaningful learning takes place and pupils make rapid and sustained progress

• To develop one’s own teaching practice to a level of advanced proficiency

• To fully implement all academy routines and techniques for creating a culture of high expectations

• To contribute to the enrichment, extra-curricular and raising aspirations programmes

• To provide daily pastoral tutoring to a form group

• To contribute to the effective daily working of the academy.

Outcomes and Activities:

Teaching and Learning

• With direction from the Head of Department and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, to plan and prepare effective teaching schemes and lessons

• To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment

• To 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

• To develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement

• To ensure that all pupils achieve at least expected progress and the majority of pupils make more than expected progress

• To maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

• To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils

• To direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities

• To implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

• To participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.

Academy Culture

• To support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures

• To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

• To help develop a school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement and good discipline

• To be alert and active on issues relating to pupil welfare and child protection

• To support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.


• To undertake , and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

• To undertake, within reason, other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal

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