Ark Elvin Academy
Head of History
Location: Wembley, North-West London – excellent transport links
Salary: Ark Main/Upper Pay Range (£37,667 - £59,242) + TLR 2B £5,350
Start date: September 2024
Closing date: Monday 26th February 2024 at 9am
Interview: Week beginning Monday 26th February 2024
Do you have high expectations, a big heart and a passion for your subject?
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 to develop others to do theirs?
Our school has been on a transformational journey, and we are looking for a new Head of History to be part of our dynamic and ambitious humanities team and our wider Academy Leadership Team that will 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 thrive at top third universities and highly competitive apprenticeships.
About the role:
You will lead our team of historians to continue to develop our history curriculum and enrichment offer to inspire our pupils to study history at KS4 and beyond. You will ensure that teaching across the department establishes high expectations in every classroom through strong routines, great relationships and the impactful delivery of our curriculum.
As well as the formal taught curriculum, we are excited to hear about the trips and enrichment clubs you will want to deliver so every child at Elvin experiences the study of history inside the classroom and beyond.
In recruiting our next Head of History we are seeking the following from applicants:
- An excellent history teacher with a proven track record of achieving strong outcomes
- An ability to inspire and nurture pupils and develop staff
- High expectations for pupil behaviour and learning
- A commitment to serving our diverse community in Brent
- A keenness to learn and develop in your role and as a leader
- A great team player with high standards of reliability, professionalism and courteousness.
View the full job description and person specification here.
Why join our school?
At Ark Elvin Academy we are proud of the excellent education we offer each of our pupils. Our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff have transformed our school from special measures to outstanding in our most recent Ofsted (June 2023). But our work is not done – far from it – our mission is big and bold for our pupils and we are just as excited about the next step in our school improvement journey as we work together to deliver the transformative education our community need and deserve.
We are a large, over-subscribed non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London. We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills, we have:
- twice as many training days as is standard
- weekly professional development for all staff.
- high quality line management
- generous planning time
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.
How to apply:
To apply, please visit https://arkelvinacademy.org/jobs/vacancies and submit an 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, early application is strongly encouraged.
If you are interested in finding out more? Please email our Briony Stephenson, Principals PA: email@example.com 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.
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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