Ark St Alban's Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £70,000 to £100,000

Job summary

Ark St Albans - Principal

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Are you passionate about improving educational outcomes and continuing to develop an outstanding high-profile secondary school in Birmingham?

At Ark St Alban’s Academy, we have high expectations of our students, exactly as if they were our own children. We expect them to go to university, succeed there, and then lead fulfilling lives that make them happy and allow them to contribute to the community.

Because we believe that all children can - and will - achieve, we do everything we can to make sure that they reach their goal. We act with integrity and discipline to challenge all members of our learning community to make the most of their God given talents, maximising their contribution to society and making the world a better place for us all.

These expectations and values are built on our inclusive Christian mission and the underlying principles of the Ark Schools network. They lead to high quality teaching and learning in a structured and disciplined environment that ensures outstanding student progress across all subjects.

Joining St Alban’s means you will be joining an outstanding high-profile school known for its academic excellence. You’ll continue the great progress the school has made, while helping to lead Ark’s expansion in Birmingham.

We know that our staff are having a real impact and we are seeking a committed and ambitious school leader who sees this as an opportunity not only to lead an outstanding school but to make it better.

Ideal candidates will:

Have a very clear understanding of what makes a great school and the skills and character required to develop this
Be a great teacher themselves. As a leader of teaching, we are looking for someone who really knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and how to achieve it
Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars
Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress in the Ark Birmingham area and across the wider network of Ark schools
Please view the full recruitment pack below:

Ark St Albans - Principal Recruitment Pack

To apply please go to Please submit your application by 25 February 2020 at 10am. For further information, a confidential discussion or for any queries please contact Mark Gregory, Regional Director for Birmingham Secondaries, on

Closing date: 25 February 2020, 10am

First Stage Interviews: 05 March 2020

Final Interviews: 10 March 2020

Start Date: September 2020

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level and above
Qualified to teach and work in the UK

Essential qualifications

Qualified to degree level and above
Qualified to teach and work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

• Effective management style that encourages
participation, innovation and confidence
• Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff within a
performance management framework, including
professional development and effective management
of underperformance
• Ability to develop the leadership skills of others
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral
communication skills
• Takes personal responsibility for their own actions
• Resilience and motivation to lead the academy
through day-to-day challenges while maintaining a
clear strategic vision and direction
• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of
every student
• Motivation to continually improve standards and
achieve excellence
• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of
all pupils
• Commitment to support the Christian ethos of
the Academy

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 820 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Ark St Alban's Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Ark St Alban's Academy

School location

Conybere Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH