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Reading Intervention Lead

Salary: £23,483.60 - £28,087.70 per annum pro rata (depending on experience and qualifications)
Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Thursday 25 August 2022

How to apply: Please visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies to download and read the role information pack which includes the job description and person specification.

Ark Alexandra Academy

Faith. Excellence. Kindness.

Reading Intervention Lead

Start date: ASAP

Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: Ark Outside London Support Scale 7/8 - depending on qualifications & experience: £23,483.60 -£32,797.79 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: Full-time, Term Time – 36 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract: Fixed for 1 year (due to funding)

Closing date: 9.00am on Thursday 25 August 2022 (Interviews w/c 5 or 12 September)

Would you like to help us create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings? Would you like to help our young people raise their reading age?

This is an opportunity to join our hard-working, dedicated team in our growing academy. As a Reading Intervention Lead, the successful candidate will help raise the reading age of our students, particularly those with reading ages that are 2 or more years below their chronological age.

Our English department follow the English Mastery curriculum at Key Stage 3. Our students study challenging literary heritage texts alongside a structured grammar and Reading for Pleasure programme including Accelerated Reader. At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and English Literature. We are proud of our seven-year curriculum map; the skills and knowledge students learn at KS3 and KS4 prepare them for the challenge of A-Level English Literature, a popular choice for our Sixth Form students. 

A bit more about us…

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings. 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. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life. To find out more about the role and how Ark Alexandra is different, please read the attached information pack.

Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 39 schools across the country. The Ventures that Ark develop and support are tackling some of the most challenging problems facing young people, both in the UK and around the world. To find out more about Ark, click through to our advert and download and read the ‘Why join an Ark school’ document.

What we offer you…

We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership, Healthcare Cashplan, Cycle to Work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme. 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’re looking for an individual who…

  • Can be flexible, enthusiastic and well organised
  • Has a helpful, positive and patient nature
  • Is committed to raising attainment for students of all abilities
  • Can be resilient, calm and professional under pressure
  • Is experienced in establishing successful learning relationships with young people and adults
  • Has a genuine passion for and belief in the potential of every student

Want to join us?

Please visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies to download and read the role information pack which includes the job description and person specification. If you would like to find out more about our academy, please visit the rest of our website – www.arkalexandra.org. If you have any questions after reading the information pack, please feel free to get in touch by email: ALEHR@arkalexandra.org. Please note there may be some delay in responding to your email due to the summer break, but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/49421/26214

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings

  • Salary
  • £23,483.60 to £28,087.70 per hour pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 25 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • Ark Alexandra Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 36

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning