Teacher of History

Ark Boulton Academy

  • £30,570 - £50,548 + up to TLR 2c £7,847
  • Birmingham / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago
Ark Boulton Academy

Teacher of History

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary: £30,570 – £50,548 (Ark main – upper pay scale) + up to TLR 2c £7,847 depending on experience.

Start date: January 2024 or thereafter

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-time

Closing date: Friday 8th December 2023 at 9am

Exciting opportunity for an excellent teacher to join a dedicated community at Ark Boulton.  

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated History Teacher to deliver excellent  teaching and learning to ensure our pupils make superior progress.

You will contribute effectively to developing the History department and will ensure that as a team, you are committed to raising achievement.

TLR is available for the right candidate.


Considering making a move to Birmingham? We are able to offer relocation allowances of up to £5,000 to support you with the process. Get in touch to find out more.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an effective team worker
  • Have genuine passion and believe in the potential of every pupil
  • Demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Be vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and expectations

View the full job description and person specification here.

About our school:

Ark Boulton Academy is a seven-form entry secondary school in the heart of Sparkhill.  Our approach is summed up in the African proverb – “It takes a whole community to bring up a child”. We work together to ensure that each of our children can overcome barriers to learning, catch up where needed and achieve at the highest levels by working harder, behaving better and making faster progress than children in other schools and academies. We support our students to develop a lifelong love of learning; a sense of personal and civic pride and the confidence to not just navigate the modern world, but to shape it.

At Ark Boulton, our staff are a valuable and integral part of our community and are given the room to grow and develop in an encouraging, challenging and rewarding environment. They are our role-models and ambassadors on a professional and public level. They reflect the virtues we promote which include courage, self-discipline, commitment, and honesty. Therefore, staff wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at the academy and we will help you to be the very best that you can be, throughout your entire career.

Find out more about us by referring to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy.

We offer:

  • Staff wellbeing is one of our main priorities. We provide breakfast for staff each morning, soup for lunch and lunch for those on duty.  We have parking available, a gym on site and a well-equipped staff room including a pool table.
  • Our systems and processes for communication, marking and feedback and assessment are streamlined and the approaches we take are research led and based on the needs of our local context.  For instance, at present we do not use traditional book marking across the school.
  • On Fridays, children finish at 2pm, giving time and space for professional development amongst staff.
  • Staff voice is important to us; we like to listen to our staff. We are always seeking feedback and input from our staff.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


How to apply:

Please refer to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy and submit your application. Please note 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 advised.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions on the relocation policy, please refer to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy.

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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. 


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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