Head of School (Maternity Cover)
A unique opportunity to lead a passionate team of staff in a new and growing academy
Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life. Our highly-successful network of 34 schools educates over 20,000 students across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.
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. The academy had full subscription of 30 reception pupils this year, and is set to expand year on year to become an academy catering for students from reception through to Year 6. Ark Conway was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in July 2013. Ark Conway Primary Academy is driven by a simple yet ambitious vision ‘to inspire excellence’ and, through the hard work, effort and commitment of all our staff, we will achieve our goal.
We are looking to appoint a Head of School to work with the Executive Principal to develop the vision, values and ethos of Ark Conway Primary Academy. Our ideal candidate will share our unwavering belief in the potential of every child –someone who will do whatever it takes to achieve the best outcomes for all, ensuring that learning stretches, inspires and challenges every pupil to fulfil their true potential. We don’t have a fixed blueprint about where our new Head of School may come from, what is most important is that you bring a strong track record of driving academic attainment and curriculum innovation as well as proven success in implementing imaginative approaches to teaching and learning. You’ll be a genuine people person with a natural flair for empowering staff to be the best they can.
You will start with considerable advantages – a highly motivated and committed staff team, a forward-thinking governing body and most importantly - fantastic pupils. You will have the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and contribute to the development of our primary curriculum across the cluster and the entire Ark network. Your experience of successful community engagement will be a real asset too – as you act as influential advocate to further strengthen Ark Conway’s profile in the community we are so proud to serve. Moreover, you’ll be supported every step of the way by an inspirational Executive Principal who also serves as Regional Director for our west London primary cluster.
If you would like to discuss the role or organise a visit to the school, please contact the school on 020 3249 1180.
To apply, please go to our website via the button below and submit your current CV with a supporting statement outlining how your experience to date prepares you to take on this role.
For any technical queries relating to your application, please contact the Ark recruitment team on 0203 116 6345.
Deadline: 11am on Thursday, 12th October 2017
Interviews: w/c 16th October 2017
Start Date: January 2018
Salary: Ark Leadership scale L9 £55,410 - L14 £61,695, depending one experience
Contract: Maternity Cover
Ark Conway Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.