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  • Start date details

    September 2023, or earlier if possible

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Ark Outside London Leadership Scale: Points 12 - 16 (£58,962- £65,172)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Combine subject expertise with a passion for securing the highest outcomes, for students

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

  • Share the Ark Alexandra Academy vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it

  • Is a great teacher themselves. We are looking for a leader who really knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and how to achieve it.

What the school offers its staff

  • Salary higher than the national pay scales

  • Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education

  • Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school

  • Coaching for every teacher

  • Protected co-planning time

  • Access to the high-quality, professional development, including nationally recognised qualifications such as NPQSL

  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

Further details about the role

This is a unique opportunity to lead a large department within a rapidly improving school and join a Senior Leadership Team who are hardworking, committed and truly believe in the success of their pupils. Alongside the support of an exceptional team, you will have the resources necessary to bring about real change and impact the lives of your students. This is a unique opportunity to not only lead on our English Language and Literacy curriculum but to also lead on our Reading Strategy.

As part of the Ark network, you will have access to high quality training and development, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the regions. To help you gain experience in all aspects of school leadership and prepare for future career development, alongside your responsibility in leading the English department, the exact role and specific responsibilities of the Assistant Principal will be agreed annually in discussion with you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Alexandra Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1557 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 3116 0727

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year. We work across a split site, which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development. At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good.

Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.

As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

Arranging a visit to Ark Alexandra Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shevonnae.sokoya@arkonline.org.

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