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This job expired on 22 July 2022

  • Closing date

    22 July 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 June 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£26,356 – £45,202)

Additional allowances

TLR1b (£10,201)

Head of English job summary

At ARK Kings Academy we take safeguarding very seriously. All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Our mission as a school is to create a school in which every child thrives, academically and socially. Our school values are: 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together’ – and they permeate everything we do in school with our pupils, our parents, our staff and the wider community. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that all pupils, regardless of circumstance have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified professional who is both passionate and knowledgeable to lead our excellent English department.

You will be part of the middle leadership team and school community which genuinely has a chance to be part of transforming lives.

As Head of English, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment. You will lead the professional community of English to ensure high attainment across the school.

The ability to demonstrate a commitment to provide highly effective leadership within the department is essential, along with an excellent track record of high quality teaching. We set high expectations and are passionate about sustaining a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum for all of our pupils.

Reporting to: Appropriate senior leader
Location: Ark Kings, Shannon Road, Birmingham, B38 9DE
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£26,356 – £45,202) and TLR1b (£10,201)

Applications are to be made by completing the online application form and should include an explanation of the motivation to apply and examples of where capacity to meet aspects of the job description have been evidenced in career history to date.

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ark Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and apprentices to share this commitment. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

Closing Date: 9:30am on 22 July 2022
Start Date September 2022 / October 2022 / January 2023

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 Kings Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
827 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Ark Kings – transforming the lives of our students

In September 2017, Ark Kings became an all-through academy, admitting children from Reception to Year 11 and has improved both academically and in the provision, we provide. We have extended this offer in 2019 by opening a nursery for 3-year old’s.

This is a growing school serving its local community – a school that meets the needs of each of its students and has the highest expectations of every one of them to do well. We want to transform the life chances of every student who comes to this school. We focus on academic excellence and make sure that every child achieves their potential in subjects that will serve them well beyond school.

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