Ark Soane Academy
Head of Science
Location: Acton, West London - a five-minute walk from Acton Town tube station
Salary: L1 (£56,930)- L8 (£65,966)
Working hours: Full-time/Part-time
Start date: : September 2024- But an earlier start date may be considered
Closing date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications are advised
Interview date: TBC
Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join and help shape a new Ark secondary school in Ealing
About the role:
We are recruiting an exceptional candidate as Head of
Science to support the growth of a genuinely
transformational school. The candidate will lead a very
strong science department and will ensure that the
science department continues to embed the school
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Have an unwavering determination to deliver
excellence for students from all starting points
- Share the Ark Soane beliefs, vision and mission and be
aligned with the Ark six pillars underpinning it
- Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations for
every student in both academic achievement and
- Be committed to continually improving classroom
practice and raising attainment
- Manage behaviour effectively to create a positive, calm
and purposeful climate for learning
View the full job description and person specification here.
About our school:
We are a brand new, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school which opened in Ealing in September 2021.
We are committed to delivering a highly challenging curriculum in a calm and purposeful environment with great teaching, outstanding behaviour, kindness and respect for all our students.
Ark Soane Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 39 schools in 4 locations across the country.
Our school opened to 180 students in September 2021 and currently have 360 Year 7 and Year 8 students. In 2023, we will have 540 students in Year 7 to Year 9 and will grow by 180 students each year before reaching full capacity in 2028.
This year, we will also move into our brand new school building. Therefore, joining Soane now is a unique opportunity to become part of a thriving, collaborative and growing team who all hold the highest expectations of student behaviour and effort and are all deeply committed to the success of our students and of the school.
Find out more by visiting - www.arksoane.org
· Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
· 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://arksoane.org/current-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.
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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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