Primary Assistant Principal

Ark John Keats Academy, London, EN3 5PA

This job expired on 14 October 2022

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    14 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Pay scale

L7-L11 Ark Leadership scale £53,142- £58,282

Primary Assistant Principal job summary

Reports to: Primary Headteacher

Start date: January 2023

Contract: 1-year fixed term (maternity cover)

Salary: L7-L11 Ark Leadership scale £53,142- £58,282

Location: Enfield – easily accessible from central, north and east London, as well as surrounding areas

Closing date: Friday 14th October at 9am [Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.]

Exciting opportunity to join an exceptional school in north London.

The role:

Ark John Keats is looking to appoint a one-year maternity post as Assistant Principal for curriculum. You will play a leading role in delivering outstanding support in all aspects of the curriculum, with a particular focus on developing our all-through curriculum and improving our curriculum provision across all key stages through training and developing our subject leader

You will work alongside a committed senior team, working particularly closely with the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning and, as an all-through school, will also work closely with our secondary colleagues to ensure that our curriculumenables children to make excellent progress throughout our school.

You will also provide professional leadership of our full curriculum offer, displaying a passion for helping all staff understand effective primary curriculum planning, sequencing, and implementation. The ideal candidate should be able to provide demonstrable impact improving the quality of curriculum in a school setting.

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 AJKEnglishteam, as well as across the Ark network to develop a truly all-through curriculum.

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. 

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About Ark John Keats Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 19
School size
1795 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 1800 children. Our 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 know that a knowledge-based curriculum is the most efficient and effective way to enable our children to be knowledgeable, articulate, curious, and able to access the next stage of their development. 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:

1. High expectations: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.
2. Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.
3. Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.
4. Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.
5. Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.
6. Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration.
At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.

We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.

We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.

Benefits of working at our school:
At Ark John Keats, you will be joining a committed team of professionals. You will have ten days of CPD over the course of the year. We have a no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends to safeguard work/life balance for our team, and a free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other.

Our location
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.

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