This job expired on 20 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Ark Main Scale or Ark Upper Pay Scale, plus TLR 2b

Job summary

Ark St Alban’s Academy
Deputy Head of Science

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking an aspiring curriculum leader for its hugely successful Science Department.

At Ark St Alban’s Academy we are supporting all of our pupils to climb the mountain to university. We believe that success in a university preparatory curriculum is the best way to make sure that all of our pupils can make meaningful choices about their future when they leave us. As such, we teach an academically rigorous curriculum and provide pupils with both the pastoral support and the excellent teaching that they need in order to thrive.

We prioritise a mastery of Science from the beginning of Key Stage Three, where teachers at Ark St Alban’s Academy collaborate with colleagues across Ark Schools in the development of a knowledge rich, trust-wide curriculum. At Key Stage Four, all pupils study combined science, while also having the option to pursue separate sciences if they choose to do so. This success at Key Stage Four has led to science qualifications being our most oversubscribed courses in sixth form, where multiple classes of Biology, Chemistry and Physics run alongside a Level 3 Applied Science BTEC qualification.

Pupils make outstanding progress in science at Ark St Alban’s Academy. We recognise that excellent attainment in Science provides our pupils with access to competitive transformational destinations. As such, the continued success of our science department is central to our mission to prepare all of our pupils for success at university.

The successful candidate will have oversight of the curriculum for whole key stages and/or courses and will lead the professional development and line-management of colleagues teaching in those areas. They will work closely with the Head of Science and senior leadership to promote excellence and enjoyment in the subject. With support, the successful candidate will be able to gain NPQML or other nationally recognised qualification to support and enhance their impact.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
908 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Ark St Alban's Academy

At Ark St Alban’s Academy, we are supporting all of our pupils to climb the mountain to university.

As a Church of England School, we believe that climbing the mountain to university is the best way to challenge all our pupils to fulfil their God-given talents. We also recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that pupils drawn from a low-income community have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. This role will provide you with the opportunity to lead colleagues in achieving truly exceptional outcomes for the young people that we serve.

We are seeking a leader to play a leading part in our work to provide a transformational education for all of our pupils.

Arranging a visit to Ark St Alban's Academy

For an informal, conversation about the role please contact Katie Roberts on

School location

Conybere Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

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