ARK Job Vacancy: Primary Teacher - South Delhi, Delhi - India

About Ark
Ark is a charity which runs a network of 40 schools in deprived inner city areas of the UK. In India, Ark runs a primary school in Lajpat Nagar III, in partnership with SDMC.

We opened our first school in Delhi (Lajpat Nagar III) in July 2015, working in partnership with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) of Delhi. Ark is the first international partnership school operator in India and the first ever operator to work with a government agency to open a school for public benefit in the Delhi NCR region. From 9 students in Kindergarten and Grade 1, we quickly increased the enrolment to 120 within the first month itself and have expanded our capacity this year to 230 to meet the demand across KG, Grade 1 and Grade 2.

Through our work in Delhi, we have demonstrated a new and effective model of non-selective, fee-free education for India. We have developed a school that is highly regarded within the community it serves and by the government. We have witnessed positive improvements in student achievement and attendance, and have been able to address issues such as malnutrition and poverty, which are significant barriers to learning for children in India. Our success is a result of our history of running successful education ventures in India and our team of competent staff with the required technical expertise.

We are currently looking for primary teachers to be placed in Delhi. It is an incredible opportunity to radically improve education and make a difference!

Job description

Reports to: Principal

Location: South Delhi

Start date: April 2017

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Roles and responsibilities
Our primary teachers are a core part of the start-up of Ark’s school network in India. They make the education of their pupils their first concern and commit to do whatever it takes to help each child achieve their full potential. Ark teachers need to be warm and approachable to the child and the parent. They need to be prepared and organised to teach their lessons in a clear and structured way so as to enable students to make progress in every lesson, regardless of each student’s starting point.

The Primary Teacher’s responsibilities include:

Primary teaching
  • Ensuring students’ well-being within school is maintained at all times
  • Supporting an ethos of high expectations for behaviour and achievement of all students
  • Supporting all students to attend school regularly and on time
  • Teaching engaging lessons which enable students to learn effectively
  • Being accountable for each students’ progress and outcomes
  • Setting and marking students’ work and giving feedback; setting and marking regular assessments to monitor student progress
  • Working with colleagues, using assessments and data to plan motivating and inspiring lessons and classroom activities
  • Planning and teaching catch up (remedial) sessions for students who are behind
  • Producing oral and written reports on students’ progress and attainment, for both colleagues and parents
  • Engaging parents as partners in their children’s learning through parents’ meetings and other events
  • Organising and participating in educational trips and events   
Training and development 
  • Participating in our summer training course in May and June and ongoing in-service training during the year
  • Participating in ongoing development programmes including being regularly observed teaching; receiving and responding to feedback
  • Work with internationally recognised experts and collaborate with international colleagues to share experience and best practice
Other responsibilities
  • Performing additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school, as directed by the Principal

Qualifications and Qualities

  • Graduate with at least 50% marks (B.El.Ed preferred)
  • Candidates with any one of the following qualifications may be given preference, although a lack of additional qualifications will not be a disqualification as we are looking for candidates passionate about teaching.
  1. Two year Diploma in Elementary Education
  2. Two year Diploma in Education (Special Education)
  3. Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) diploma
  4. A pass in the CTET or other Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the appropriate government dept. in accordance with the guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose
Experience and knowledge
  • Some teaching experience, ideally with some experience of teaching children from diverse backgrounds
  • A deeply held belief in Ark’s mission– that all children, regardless of background, deserve an excellent education
  • Teaching and learning expertise with desire to achieve educational excellence
  • Resilience, motivation and performance orientation - sets and achieves high standards for self and others
  • Good communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Analytical skills, in particular the use of data to understand student progress and, working with other colleagues, to adapt teaching methods and lesson plans accordingly
  • Computer skills, including e-mail, basic word processing and number packages (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Flexible and adaptable style, responding positively to changing demands
Language skills
  • Fluency in Hindi and English is a must
Other factors to consider:
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding the well-being of all students
  • Commitment to treating all members of the school community with dignity; showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others
Application Process
To apply, please send a copy of your resume along with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in applying for the role, to indiarecruitment@arkonline.orgensuring you specify the role you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail. Please include the details of at least two referees within your application.

Closing Date: 08 February 2017