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  • Closing date

    16 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 July 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Flexible and part time working will be considered.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Autumn 2022 to July 2023

Full-time equivalent salary

Ark Leadership Scale (Outer London) L12-L16 £59, 555 - £65, 464 depending on experience

Assistant Principal - Teaching job summary

Reports to: Vice Principal

Location: Enfield – easily accessible from central, north and east London, as well as surrounding areas

Start date: Autumn 2022

Salary: Ark Leadership Scale (Outer London)L12-L16£59, 555 - £65, 464depending on experience

Contract: Fixed-term (maternity cover from Autumn 2022 to July 2023). Flexible and part time working will be considered.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 16thSeptember

Interviews We will conduct a first round of shortlisting and interviews w/c 22nd August, and a further round in September.

Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.

About the role:

Ark John Keats is looking to appoint an Assistant Principal to join our leadership team for a fixed period to cover a maternity leave, and to take on the leadership of Teaching & Learning in that time. You would be joining a highly ambitious team of leaders and teachers at a pivotal point in the school’s journey as we build on the foundations of our school and continue to expand our numbers in KS5 and curriculum provision in all key stages. We are looking for an experienced school leader who is ready to lead at senior level, and who can drive strategic focus areas as well as contribute to the day to day running of the school. We welcome applicants with a range of areas of expertise, and the exact roles and responsibilities will be determined by the needs of the school and the specific experiences and abilities of the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of improving academic systems and processes that lead to the improvement of teaching and learning, as well as the ability to develop leaders and teachers and lead strategically on whole school initiatives.

Why us?

At Ark John Keats, you will be joining a committed team of professionals. You will benefit from one to one coaching on your teaching no matter what stage of development you are at, because we believe all teachers deserve to get better every year. You will have ten days of CPD over the course of the year. We have a no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends to safeguard work/life balance for our team, and a free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other

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 John Keats Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 19
School size
1804 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1800 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.

We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.

Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:

High expectations: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.

Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.

Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.

Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.

Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.

Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration

At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.

We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.

We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.

You can find out more about our school here: https://arkjohnkeats.org/

Travelling by rail from central London: Our nearest overground station, Turkey Street, is a 10 minute walk from the school and stops at Seven Sisters, Stoke Newington and Hackney Downs on the way to Liverpool Street. National Rail services are also a 10 minute walk and stop at Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs before finishing at Liverpool Street.

Travelling by car: We are easily reached by car, with most of North East London accessible within 30 minutes. There is free on site parking for staff.

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