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Music Teacher with Potential HoD Role Opportunity

£26,356 - £43,271

This is a rare opportunity to join our Performing Arts department in our growing academy as a Music Teacher. You will have the exciting opportunity to help develop a vision for our Music curriculum from the ground up, and for the right candidate, there may be the opportunity for a Head of Department role.

Ark Alexandra Academy
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
14th December 2021

Salary: £26,356 – £43,271 (Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales)

We are privileged to boast excellent facilities on both our campuses, including a wide selection of instruments and a performance platform of a 100-seat hall with dedicated sound and light facilities. There will also be opportunities for our young people to perform during numerous events both at school and within the community.

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Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex that has brought together Ark William Parker Academy and Ark Helenswood Academy, while preserving and building on the legacy of both. 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 provide every student with the education they need and develop essential personal qualities so they can become highly employable and serve their communities well.

Support and professional development are a priority at our academy. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions. We have an “open door” lesson policy which ensures 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 also have the benefit of being part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 38 schools across the UK all sharing best practice and great ideas.

You will have access to twice the number of training days as standard, all designed to meet the needs of our schools and our people. You will also have access to diverse career opportunities meaning you can carve out your own successful career in education, choosing the direction you want to take your career. We take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that education can be a challenging profession. We offer benefits such as a subsidised gym membership, Healthcare Cashplan, Cycle to Work scheme, subsidised eye tests and Employee Assistance Programme. Or if you prefer retail therapy, shopping discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Be flexible, enthusiastic, well organised and demonstrate strong behaviour management
  • Be committed to raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • Have an unwavering determination to work with students of all abilities
  • Be committed to continually improving classroom practice

How to Apply

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

Closing Date:
14th December 2021
Interviews will be arranged as suitable applicants are identified. Early application is advised as we reserve the right to end this vacancy early.
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