Ark Elvin Academy
Head of English
Location: Wembley – excellent transport links to Central London
Salary: £37,667 - £59,650 (Ark main to upper payscale) + TLR 1C £13,546
Working hours: Full time
Start date: September 2024
Closing date: Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 10am
Do you have high expectations, a big heart and a passion for the English curriculum and reading?
Our mission is to ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin… confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
Does our mission inspire you to join our team to do your best work and lead our English Department?
About the role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of English to be part of our high-performing team. You will be responsible for developing an exciting curriculum which enables the highest level of pupil progress and attainment. You will also play a significant role in shaping the department by leading and inspiring a dedicated team of professionals.
Our school has been on a transformational journey and you will help lead the next exciting leap forward as we challenge educational disadvantage by defining an ambitious, replicable and sustainable school model that supports children from communities like ours to top third universities and highly competitive apprenticeships.
You will make significant contribution to the quality of learning and teaching across the academy and have the opportunity to support our school improvement.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Commitment to serving our diverse community in Brent
- Passion for their subject, curriculum development and teaching and learning
- High expectations for themselves and our pupils
- Keenness to learn and develop in your role and as a leader
- High standards of professionalism and courteousness and a team player
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Why join our school?
At Ark Elvin Academy we are proud of the outstanding education we offer our pupils. Our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff have transformed our school and we are just as excited about the next step in our school improvement journey as we work together to deliver the provision our community need and deserve. We are deeply committed to our mission:
“To ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.”
In our last OFSTED inspection (June 2023) our school was judged to be outstanding in all areas.
We are a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London. You will become part of a close-knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance, and support from the Ark network, one of the country’s top performing school groups.
Read about our mission and six pillars here.
- Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
- Twice as many training days as standard.
- Generous pension scheme.
- Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
- Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
- Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
- Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.
How to apply:
Please visit https://arkelvinacademy.org/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response so early application is advised.
If you are interested in finding out more please email our HR advisor, Evone firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial conversation and to arrange a call with our principal, Rebecca Curtis.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
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. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.
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.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
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