Assistant Principal & Head of Science

20 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Principal & Head of Science
Location: Barnet, London — a five minute walk from High Barnet tube station
Start: September 2019

Opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be a founding senior leader, shaping a brand new Ark secondary school in Barnet

Next September, Ark Pioneer, a non-selective secondary school, will open its doors to our brand new building in Barnet and welcome in our first year 7. By the time they reach year 13, we’ll have over a thousand pupils. We will deliver a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country. Our vision is that every pupil leaves Ark Pioneer with real options, be it embarking on the university course of their choice or starting out in their chosen career.

We are recruiting a highly effective senior leader to work in close partnership with the principal and senior team to embed this vision and develop an outstanding school. The founding assistant principal will also shape our provision in science and will recruit and develop an exceptional team of scientists.

Senior leadership experience will not be a determining factor. The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects including the development of our new science mastery curriculum.

The ideal candidate will

  • Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree
  • Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a school from scratch
  • Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching science
  • Share the Ark Pioneer vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it
  • Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools

Please submit your application by 9am on Tuesday 15th April. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Aishling Ryan, the principal, at

Closing Date: Tuesday 15th April
Interviews: Week beginning 22nd April
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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