Class Teacher- September 2024

Ark Castledown Primary Academy

  • £30,570 - £42,365
  • Permanent
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 26/04/24
  • Job Reference: Castledown-5507
Posted 1 month ago

Are you someone who has high expectations and a desire to improve the life chances of pupils? If you have a passion for education, we can offer you both support and challenge to develop further as a classroom teacher.


A rare opportunity has arisen to join our outstanding teaching team.


As part of Ark Castledown, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in Hastings, rising to the challenges and opportunities of the area we serve.


What we are looking for:

A highly enthusiastic teacher from 1st September 2024 on a full-time, permanent contract. Year group to be decided according to the skillset of the successful candidate.  We welcome applications from both ECTs and more experienced teachers who are looking for the next step in their careers. A TLR may be available for the right candidate to take responsibility for allocated aspects of our curriculum.


The successful candidate will have: ·      

  • Excellent classroom practice and experience of working in primary school. ·      
  • Effective communication skills and a commitment to teamwork. ·      
  • High Expectations for all pupils. ·     
  • Energy, loyalty, passion and integrity. ·   
  • Resilience and knowledge of working with disadvantaged pupils.  

What we can offer you: ·    

  • A strong, highly committed school community that adopts a collaborative team approach. ·      
  • A large and highly trained team of pastoral and teaching support staff. ·      
  • A multitude of opportunities to progress your career through our programme of outstanding CPD. We will support you to become the best you can be.
  • You will have access to health packages, discounts at major retailers, travel loans and other benefits, through the Ark Rewards scheme.

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a popular and successful school in the heart of Hastings, that was graded as Good with Outstanding Leadership in November 2021. We serve a diverse community that has significant levels of disadvantage. We pride ourselves on providing high quality professional development that drives ongoing school improvement. Our staff team are extremely dedicated and focussed on ensuring our school provides a high quality of education for all of our pupils. Since transitioning to the Ark Network in 2017 our pupils have consistently achieved outcomes significantly above national averages in all key stages.  


As part of the Ark schools network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great teachers, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career. Our highly successful network of 39 schools educates over 20,000 students across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.  


Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please submit your application by visiting our academy website:  


To view the job description and person description click here


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact the school office on: 01424 444046 or by email:      

Closing date: 09.00, 26th April 2024

Interviews: 30th April 2024

Salary: £30,570- £42,365

Contract: Permanent

Location: Hastings


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

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