Head of School

Recruiter
ARK SCHOOLS
Location
Hastings
Salary
Leadership scale L10 – 15, £49,196 - £55,599 per annum depending on experience
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead an improving school? Would you value the support, coaching and guidance of an Executive Principal who will offer you bespoke professional development in order to develop further?

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a popular school in the heart of Hastings. With two forms of entry, we are a school that is committed to providing our pupils with the very best educational opportunities. A rapidly improving school, this is a great opportunity to be at the start of the academy’s journey towards providing an outstanding education for our pupils.

Hastings is a vibrant, coastal town with transport links to London, Brighton and Kent. With the University of Brighton campus and Jerwood Gallery, there are strong art and education links. Added to that, we have some of the most affordable housing in Sussex and Kent.

We are looking to recruit a Head of School, who will work closely with the Executive Principal. You will play a pivotal role in a committed team and make a real impact on the outcomes of our pupils. As a senior leader at Ark Castledown you will be responsible for coaching and mentoring teaching staff, ensuring outstanding teaching and learning to all pupils, helping them to achieve the best academic results they can. You will also act as a role model to pupils and strive to inspire a love of learning in all.

The successful candidate will form part of the senior leadership team which will be made up of the Executive Principal for Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown Primary Academies, Head of School, Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience and a strong track record of successful senior leadership.
  • Have made a significant contribution to developing a school that provides an outstanding education for its students (ideally in a challenging urban environment) through its leadership, ethos, teaching and results
  • Have a demonstrable track record of success as an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • Be able to model the principles of effective teaching and learning to a high standard

What we can offer you:

By joining the Ark schools network you will benefit from high quality professional development; our staff believe our programme provides the best CPD they have ever received. You will have the support of an Executive Principal who forms part of an outstanding Regional Teaching & Learning team.

You will also gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including competitive rates of pay, as well as reduced gym membership and large retail discounts. We encourage our staff to be creative and forward thinking in their approach to their work and offer the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Ark Castledown works closely with Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies, both highly successful local primary schools, under a Regional Director for added opportunities of sharing and professional development within the Ark network.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? We strongly encourage you to visit the academy if you are interested in this post. Please contact Mrs. G Hulls (Hastings Academies HR Business Manager, based at Blacklands) on 01424 429279 to arrange a visit to the academy.

For further information please visit our website http://arkcastledown.org/.

Please complete the online application form found at our website via the button below.

Closing date: 11am, Monday 9th October 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Start date: January 2018 (or earlier if able)

Salary: Leadership scale L10 – 15, £49, 196 - £55, 599 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.