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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £33,209 - £49,981

Additional allowances

TLR1B £10,711 depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Head of Science to join our team and lead our science department. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Head of Department to join a large and successful team of science teachers.

Students at Ark John Keats study Science at KS3, KS4 and KS5. We offer triple science at GCSE for those that wish to study in more depth; all other students take the combined GCSE. We offer A-Level courses in all three sciences, and these are some of our more popular A-Level subjects. We also offer a BTEC Level 3 Applied Science course in our Sixth Form which prepares students for future studies and careers in science. This is part of our Ark Professional Pathways programme which is an exclusive Sixth Form programme within the Ark network (you can read more about it onlinehere). All students are offered a free Chromebook when they join the school, which not only supports the computing curriculum but our wider digital strategy.

We are looking for someone who aligns with our approach to curriculum and teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with other teachers and leaders in the AJK Science team, as well as across the Ark network to secure excellent outcomes for our children.

You will:

  • Be vision aligned with our approach to curriculum and teaching.
  • Have genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Have up-to-date knowledge in the curriculum area
  • Be motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

What the school offers its staff

  • Twice the number of training days as standard.
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers.
  • Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycles.
  • Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym.

Further details about the role

How to get to us?

Travelling by rail from central London: Our nearest overground station, Turkey Street, is a 10-minute walk from the school and stops at Seven Sisters, Stoke Newington, and Hackney Downs on the way to Liverpool Street. National Rail services are also a 10-minute walk and stop at Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs before finishing at Liverpool Street.

Travelling by car: We are easily reached by car, with most of Northeast London accessible within 30 minutes. There is free on-site parking for staff.

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 John Keats Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 19
School size
1804 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.

We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.

Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:

• High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve
• Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens door for the future.
• Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question.
• Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
• Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals.
• Always learning: we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.

Arranging a visit to Ark John Keats Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org.

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