Psychology & Sociology Teacher

Ark Academy

  • £37667 - £58278
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 29/04/24
  • Job Reference: Academy-5536
Posted 4 weeks ago

Salary:  AMPS/AUPR pay range – £37,667 – £58,278

Location: Wembley, London

Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee/Metropolitan)

Start date: September 2024

Deadline: 8:00am Monday 29 April 2024

Interviews: will be arranged on an ongoing basis.  The school reserves the right to close this advert early and interviews may take place before the advertised closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role to avoid disappointment.

Ofsted: Outstanding (2022) 


Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics and citizenship.


Ark Academy is an all-through school in Wembley Park, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links.


About the role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Psychology/Sociology Teacher who is committed to ensuring every child is challenged to achieve their maximum potential.  We want a teacher who has passion, enthusiasm, alongside the skills and desire to develop and nurture every child in their care.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding teacher of Psychology/Sociology or have the potential to become outstanding.
  • Be experienced in raising, or the desire to raise attainment, for all students of all abilities.
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses and the belief that every child can succeed.
  • Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • become part of a team of an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy
  • join a highly successful Social Sciences team that has an exceptional track record for training and developing teachers and a large cohort of 6th form.
  • Access continuous staff development.  We have a minimum of 10 training days and weekly in school sessions of a high standard.  We strongly support NPQML, NPQSL and Lead Practitioner course.
  • join the Ark network and have access to a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.
  • As a member of Ark Academy, you will receive extensive professional development geared towards excellence. Weekly sessions designed by those who understand the context of the school, are ensured to cater for our teachers’ every need. In addition, the school provides continual support and career progression. Numerous comprehensive training programmes are available to our staff from NQTs to aspiring middle and senior leaders.
  • Our successful behaviour policies treat student behaviour not as the responsibility of individual teachers, but of the entire school. This ensures as a teacher at Ark Academy, your time is never wasted dealing with discipline. Our students know what is expected of them, allowing both students and teachers to focus on learning.


View the candidate information pack here. 


As a teacher at Ark Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. 


Benefits of being part of the Ark network include:

  • A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries
  • Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education.


Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Academy.


A Golden Hello is available to the successful candidate if the application is received directly through the schools website.


How to apply:

To apply, please visit and submit an application.


For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Semo Jlilou on 020 8385 4370 or via email


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English  is an essential requirement for the role.

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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