This job expired on 28 January 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    28 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£53,456 - £58,124 (L1 - L5)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are recruiting an exceptional candidate as Head of Year to work in close partnership with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to embed the school’s vision and continue to develop an outstanding school that empowers our students to take responsibility and drive their own destinies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their development and preparation for future leadership roles. We will provide one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training.

  • Have an unwavering determination to deliver excellence for pupils 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 pupil in both academic achievement and personal development.
  • Be committed to continually improving classroom practice and raising attainment.
  • Manage behaviour effectively to create a positive, calm and purposeful climate for learning
  • Display the vision to lead Character education and Enrichment after school
  • Have the drive, skills and resilient character required to help build a new school
  • Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching your subject
  • Be reflective about the Academy and committed to securing its continued development
  • Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools

What the school offers its staff

As a proud member of the network, we offer:

  • Twice as many training days as standard
  • Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school
  • Coaching for every teacher
  • Protected co-planning time
  • Access to high-quality, regular professional development
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network.

Further details about the role

Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton opening in September 2021. 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.

ArkSoaneAcademy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.

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.
This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Ark Soane Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Email address

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.  

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Head of Computer Science

Ark Pioneer Academy

Westcombe Drive, Barnet, EN5 2BE

Director of Sport

Dame Alice Owen's School

Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU

Head of Maths

Esher Church of England High School

More Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AP

Teacher of Drama with Head of Learning – Year 7

The Highcrest Academy

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in London