ARK ALEXANDRA ACADEMY
Start date: January 2024
Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales: £28,704 to £45,437
Closing date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 03 October 2023
Interview date: Monday 09 October 2023
We are excited to welcome applications from enthusiastic English teachers to join our dynamic and supportive team. This role would be suitable for an experienced qualified teacher or an Early Career Teacher (ECT) looking to start their career in a secondary school setting after completing their training placements. Join us as we make a difference in the lives of our students and help them unlock their full potential.
Our successful English department is supported by the Ark Network English Advisor who, along with the Head of Department coaches and co-plans with teachers. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions.
The department follows the English Mastery curriculum at Key Stage 3. Our students study challenging literary heritage texts alongside a structured grammar and Reading for Pleasure programme. At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and English Literature. We are proud of our seven-year curriculum map; the skills and knowledge students learn at KS3 and KS4 prepare them for the challenge of A-Level English Literature, a popular choice for our Sixth Form students.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to inspire and educate young minds, encouraging a love for English language and literature.
For more information please read the job description and person specification in the information pack available for download.
We’re looking for an individual who:
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 have grown to have over 1,600 students this year. We work 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.
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How to apply:
Please click ‘apply’ on the website you are visiting or visit our website via the button below to complete an online application form by 9am on Tuesday 03 October 2023, however we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.
If you’re interested in further information about our school, please visit our website – or to find out more about Ark Schools, please read Why Join an Ark School? available for download from the application website.
If you have any questions about the role or to arrange an informal visit, please email
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 click this link .