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  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

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Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Up to SIGNIFICANT AND GENEROUS SALARY, INCLUDING POTENTIAL RELOCATION PACKAGE

Principal job summary

Ark Byron Primary Academy   

Principal 

 

Reports to: Regional Director 

Start date: September 2024, or as soon as reasonably possible 

Location: The Vale, Acton, London, W3 7JT 

Salary: Significant and generous salary, including potential relocation package 

Contract: Permanent, full-time  

Closing date: 9am, Monday 4 March 2024 

School visits: To be arranged as suitable for the candidat 

 

Ark Byron Primary Academy is an inclusive, two-form entry school serving 420 pupils from Reception to year 6. Uniquely located on the edge of Acton Park this attractive site also allows us to integrate outdoor learning into our curriculum.  

 

We are looking for a new Principal who will relish the opportunity to build on the existing strengths enjoyed by the school, whilst establishing a clear vision for continued success 

 

This headship is well-suited to an existing head looking for a new opportunity or an experienced, high-potential deputy who would benefit from being clustered amongst several west London Ark schools 

 

As part of the Ark network of schools, you would join one of the most successful multi-academy trusts in the country.   Our primary school is one of Ark’s 23 primary schools, and the successful candidate will join a community of committed and driven primary headteachers who work closely together to share good practice, provide support for one another, and improve what we do as a school and a network. This year Ark’s 2023 primary SATs results saw our key stage 2 pupils achieve 16 percentage points higher than the national average, a phenomenal achievement from all our primary heads and a testament to their collaboration. 

 

In addition, our school community is strong and a great source of pride to us; we are fortunate to have a committed and supportive parent and governing body serving a diverse group of pupils.  

 

What we offer: 

  • Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration  

  • Support from an experienced and supportive Regional Director  

  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school  

  • Bespoke teacher development programmes supported by the Great Teacher Rubric  

  • Excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network  

  • Access to excellent senior leadership training  

  • Highly competitive remuneration.  

 

How to apply: 

To apply, please submit an application via the Ark recruitment portal by 9am on Monday 4th March. If you have any questions, concerns or time constraints with applying please contact us directly. 

 

We warmly welcome and encourage confidential conversations about the role and visits to our school for suitable candidates. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact the Deputy Regional Director, Moira Cruddas, on Moira.Cruddas@arkonline.org or our Senior Recruitment Advisor, Shevonnae Sokoya, on Shevonnae.Sokoya@arkonline.org or 020 3116 0727.   

 

For more information about the role, the school and Ark, click here to view the full job pack.  

 

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.  

 

Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. To read more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion statement, please click this link.  

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 Byron Primary Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
415 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Ark Byron Primary Academy opened its doors in September 2015. We now have a full seven year groups, ranging from Reception to Year 6 and a total of 420 pupils. At Ark Byron, we are committed to providing the best possible education and experience, whilst also expecting the highest standards, from staff, pupils and parents.

Our mission is to set the foundations and preparation for university or a career of choice, to provide pupils with real life choices and enhance their opportunities. We believe in high academic standards but learning at Ark Byron is not simply about academic achievement. We want to develop the whole child to have caring, considerate pupils with a love of learning.

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