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  • Start date details

    January 2024, or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Permanent, full-time but will also consider 0.8 FTE with opportunities to contribute to strategic network priorities

Contract type


Pay scale

Up to £140,000 starting salary, plus potential relocation package of up to £10,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a strong leader who will be committed to serving the community of Ark Alexandra and who believes that every child, irrespective of their background, should be afforded an excellent education to progress to a career of their choice. This role is ideal for an existing Executive Principal or Principal looking for their next opportunity to make real impact and progress in their career, or an experienced and proven Head of School who is seeking their first principalship. There is also the opportunity to work within and contribute to the wider Ark network for the right candidate.

What the school offers its staff

We are offering a significant andgenerous six figure salary as well as the chance for real career growth and the chance to work alongside some exceptional leaders who offer genuine support and capacity. In addition, at Ark you will have:

- Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration

- Support from an experienced group of principals and Regional Director

- On-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school

- Excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network

- Access to excellent senior leadership training

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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