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Head of Science

Ark Soane Academy

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Head of Science

Location: Acton, London — a five minute walk from Acton Town tube station

Start: September 2020

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

Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton opening in September 2020 to year 7 initially and growing each year. Our aim is to transform children’s lives through an excellent education. Our teachers will be supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning.

We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new founding head of science will shape our provision in that area and will recruit and develop an exceptional team of scientists.

Middle 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.

The ideal candidate will

• Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree

• Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching science

• Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department

• Share the Ark Soane vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it.

• Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools.

To view the full job description, click here.

To view the school prospectus, click here.

To apply please go to https://arkonline.org/careers . Please submit your application by 14th January 2020. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Jo Facer, the principal, at jo.facer@arkonline.org

Closing Date: 14th January 2020

Interviews: 23rd January 2020

Salary: ARK MPS £28,286 - £39,937 / UPS £41,925 - £45,086 plus TLR 1a – 1d

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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