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Head of Geography

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21 May 2021

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Head of Geography

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a 'good' school from 1 September 2021

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Ark Putney Academy is a mixed school with 856 students, ranging from year 7 through to our successful Sixth Form.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Geography to plan and deliver challenging and engaging lessons that instill a passion for learning. The Head of Geography will be expected to teach a high percentage of A level Geography. There will also be the opportunity for the post holder to coach/mentor staff and work with other Heads of Geography across the network. The Geography department is part of the wider Humanities faculty.

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Have had significant impact on student attainment
  • Be able to motivate and challenge learners of all abilities
  • Have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • Be committed to Ark Putney's ethos of high expectations

If you share our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you.

For questions about the position or an informal discussion, please contact the Principal, Alison Downey, on 020 83945612 or For any other queries regarding your application, please contact Julie Rickard, Principal's PA on 0208 394 5612 or

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Inner London) £32,960-£43,689 or £48,852 - £52,986, depending on experience plus TLR 2B, £4,784

Start date: 1 September 2021

Closing Date for applications: 9.00am on Tuesday 11 May 2021

Interviews: Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling programme

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS, references, right to work in the UK, medical & qualification checks.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.
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