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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier if possible

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 December 2022

Job details

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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

Generous and significant six figure salary, with potential relocation package

What skills and experience we're looking for

As one of the largest schools in our network, Alexandra requires an experienced and strategic leader to ensure excellent outcomes for our pupils. This is a great opportunity for either an experienced Principal who wishes to remain in school, but wants to step into executive leadership, or an experienced Executive Principal who gains most satisfaction from working within a busy school setting, engaging with staff, parents and pupils.

The Principal of Ark Alexandra has worked hard to implement our key priorities and will continue to lead the school in collaboration with the new Executive Principal. As a large and complex school, based across a split site, we need this dual leadership and oversight to ensure we continue to improve the quality of education for our pupils. The Executive Principal will provide strategic leadership across both school sites whilst also working closely with the Principal, and senior leadership team on a day-to-day basis.They will have the full support of the Regional Director and the network to ensure that Ark Alexandra Academy makes a lasting contribution to its community, supporting local children to fulfil their ambitions.

What the school offers its staff

  • Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated central education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school
  • Bespoke teacher development programmes supported by the Great Teacher Rubric
  • Excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network
  • Access to excellent senior leader training
  • Highly competitive remuneration

Further details about the role

Ark Alexandra Academy is a large secondary school, with 6th form, situated on the south coast in Hastings, East Sussex. A popular school, Ark Alexandra has grown from a 10 to 12 form entry last year. As a split site school this brings with it unique opportunities for growth and staff development. At its most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good.

Ark Alexandra Academy is part of the Ark network. The school works closely with its feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands Primary Academy, Ark Castledown Primary Academy and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy. All three are highly successful schools both in terms of academic outcomes for pupils as well as creating confident, kind children who are ready for the next part of their journey into secondary school.

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

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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