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Graduate Co-teacher

Closing Date: June 07, 2018 09:00

Location: Conway Primary Academy - (London)

Salary: Ark Support Staff Pay Scale, Band 4 (Spine point 16) £20,984.00 (FTE) Actual Salary £18432.44

Hours: Term time only

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Graduate Co-teacher

Graduate Co-teacher

Ark Conway Primary Academy

A unique opportunity to join a passionate team of staff in an Outstanding new and growing academy

Ark Conway Primary Academy opened as a new primary school for 4-11 year olds in a refurbished, beautiful library on Hemlock Road, White City in September 2011. It has one form of entry and is non-denominational and non-selective, welcoming boys and girls of all abilities from the local area. Ark Conway was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in July 2013.

We are now looking for a Graduate Co-teacher who is committed to providing learning support to pupils and small groups who need it the most. We need exceptional graduates who will be inspirational role models to our pupils and work with both teachers and the wider school community to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make rapid academic progress.

This role is perfect preparation for training to be a teacher with the Ark Teacher Training programme Our recent Graduate Co-teachers have successfully gained a place on the programme and are now working towards Qualified Teaching Status with us. We invest in our teachers as they aspire to continually develop their practice and become outstanding practitioners and leaders.  We are now in our 5th generation of Co-teacher model with Middle Leaders, Newly Qualified Teachers, Ark Teacher Trainees and Graduate Co-teachers in place.

 Our ideal candidate will:

  • have experience working with young people in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • have a strong academic background in English and Mathematics
  • have the desire and enthusiasm to help deliver outstanding teaching
  • be committed to Ark Conway’s ethos of high expectations
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

 If you share our commitment to providing an outstanding learning environment, then we look forward to hearing from you.

 The closing date for applications is Thursday, 7th June 2018 at 9am. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 12th June 2018.

 Deadline:                9am – Thursday, 7th June 2018

Start date:               September 2018 (or earlier for the right candidate)

Salary:                     Ark Support staff Pay scale, Band 4 (Spine point 16) £20,984.00 pro rata. Actual salary £18,432.44.

Hours:                      36 hours per week, term time only

Contract:                Fixed Term Contract for one year (possibility of extension for the right candidate.)


Ark Schools is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


Job Description: Graduate Co-teacher

Reports to:             Assistant Principal

Start date:               September 2018

Salary:                     Ark Support staff Pay scale, Band 4 (Spine point 16) £20,984.00 pro rata. Actual salary £18,432.44.

Hours:                      36 hours per week, term time only.

Contract:                Fixed Term Contract for one year (possibility of extension for the right candidate.)

 The Role

To support pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make rapid academic progress and form habits of excellence.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support for learning and playtimes
  • Feed back to the class teacher on progress made by children
  • Develop one’s own knowledge and skills
  • Fully implement all academy routines and techniques for creating a culture of high expectations
  • Contribute to the effective daily working of the academy

 Outcomes and Activities

Learning Support

  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties
  • Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children
  • Work with the Inclusion Manager and other teachers to implement Individual Education Plans and develop resources for pupils who have English as a second language, speech or language impairments, or behaviours that interfere with learning and/or relationships
  • Plan and facilitate group teaching
  • Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention
  • Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance
  • Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards
  • Assist with whole class teaching
  • Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom.
  • Provide off-site community based opportunities for pupils, if appropriate to the job assignment.
  • Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom, e.g. computer lab, library.

 Other support

  • Supervise pupils in playgrounds, lunchrooms, etc.
  • Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g. speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy
  • Maintain pupil and family confidentiality
  • Attend regular meetings and training, as required
  • Maintain stock supplies and distribute as required
  • Run extra-curricular activities and participate in trips and visits.


  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

 Person Specification: Graduate Co-teacher

 Qualification Criteria

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade B or above
  • Qualified to degree level
  • Right to work in UK


Personal characteristics

  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
  • Able to establish good working relationships with all other staff
  • Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.

 Specific skills

  • Good communication skills, including written and oral
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Competent with computers and other technology
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Able to lead intervention sessions for pupils after receiving comprehensive training
  • Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning
  • Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school
  • Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

 Other desirable training and skills

  • An interest in music and the ability to play an instrument
  • An interest in sporting activity.


  • Committed to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willing to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure


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