Assistant Principal

Ark Byron Primary Academy, London, W3 7JT

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  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

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Assistant Principal job summary

Exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing school, uniquely located in a park setting in West London.

Start date: 1st September 2022
Salary: L1-L5
Location: Acton, London
Nearest Tube station: Acton Town
Nearest Overground station: Acton Central
Deadline: noon on Friday 20th May 2022
Interview dates: Monday 23rd or Tuesday 24th May 2022

A rewarding opportunity to be part of a dedicated team committed to ensuring the long-term success of the school.

As Assistant Principal, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the academy’s leadership in preparation for Deputy Headship and beyond. Working alongside the Principal in this first year you will have the exciting responsibility of leading Maths and Assessment across the school. This is a class-based Year 6 role but with a day a week release time additional to PPA to enable you to fulfil your leadership responsibilities.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be centrally involved in the overall leadership and management of the academy and will help to develop a school culture that is both nurturing and rigorous.

We are looking for a highly motivated, capable, resilient and reflective leader to work alongside our Principal, playing a leading role for Ark Byron. The new leader will enter a well-established and high-achieving school with much to be proud of and celebrate, and with greater things to come.

Ideal candidates will:

• Have the desire to learn and grow
• Have the desire to work closely with a Principal
• Have a good understanding of what makes an excellent school
• Have a good understanding and passion for what makes an excellent primary curriculum
• Have experience of having managed and led parts of a successful school previously
• Have the ambition, drive and resilience of an excellent leader
• Be a great teacher themselves. As a leader of teaching, we are looking for someone who really knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and how to achieve it particularly in KS2
• Have a proven track record of achieving high outcomes in KS2 in particular
• Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars
• Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress across the wider network of Ark schools

In return, you will work with experienced and nurturing leaders and will be given the opportunity to broaden and develop your skills. We are committed to providing staff with high-quality and regular leadership development.

This is a rare opportunity to help lead Ark Byron at an important point in its development. This presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional development. The successful candidate will have the full support of Ark to ensure Byron makes a lasting contribution to its community, supporting local children to fulfil their ambitions.

Joining Ark Byron is an exciting opportunity to help develop a relatively young school, which has had its first Year 6 this year and embark on a rewarding career path within the Ark Multi-Academy Trust. There are plenty of opportunities for career progression. We will provide access to regular training and coaching, and an arena to share best practice regularly.

We are based in a new, purpose-built building in a fantastic park setting on the edge of Acton Park, with views of trees from every room. We make use of this unique resource through integrating outdoor learning into our curriculum.

Life at our School

Ark Byron Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school that opened in September 2015 and currently has 420 pupils across seven year groups from Reception to Year 6.

Our motto, “Courage to reach for the sky!” reflects Ark Byron’s high expectations for every child. By aiming high and setting ambitious goals, we believe that pupils will be able to reach their full potential, though this will require real effort and persistence. We support our pupils to show courage and take risks to improve, learn new things and embrace new experiences, so that they become resilient and equipped to deal with life and to be both successful and happy.

We encourage children and adults to follow the Ark Byron values of “Exploration, Endeavour and Excellence” in everything they do.

Our community is already very strong, and we are fortunate to have an extremely committed and supportive parent body. The diversity of our student body is a source of pride to us, celebrating all backgrounds and cultures.

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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About Ark Byron Primary Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
355 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Ark Byron Primary Academy opened its doors in September 2015. The school is not selective nor fee paying and welcomes pupils from all backgrounds. As of September 2021, it now has a full seven year groups, ranging from Reception to Year 6 and a total of 420 pupils. At Ark Byron, we are committed to providing the best possible education and experience, whilst also expecting the highest standards, from staff, pupils and parents.

Our mission is to set the foundations and preparation for university or a career of choice, to provide pupils with real life choices and enhance their opportunities. We believe in high academic standards but learning at Ark Byron is not simply about academic achievement. We want to develop the whole child to have caring, considerate pupils with a love of learning. Please look at our news pages to glimpse some of the varied learning experiences enjoyed by Byron children. Ofsted graded Ark Byron as a "good school" (November 2018) and there is a copy of the report on this website.

Ark Byron’s values and our logo encapsulate our vision and ethos. Our motto “Courage to reach for the sky” reflects the high aspirations we have for each pupil, encouraging them to aim high in everything that they do. Pupils are encouraged to try new things, to challenge themselves and never give up. By doing so, they will excel in everything they do.

As part of the Ark Academy network, Ark Byron Primary Academy has total commitment to providing all its pupils the best possible start with their education and setting children on an exciting learning journey; enabling every child to make excellent progress and reach his or her full potential.

In 2018, we moved into our purpose-built building on the edge of Acton Park. The park provides us with an enviable location and we enjoy using this unique position to help our pupils develop an interest in, and respect for, the natural world and the environment.

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