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  • Start date details

    Ongoing basis

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Permanent, full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Significant & generous Ark Leadership Scale, including a potential relocation bonus

What skills and experience we're looking for

Join our network and make a real impact within education

We are interested in hearing from strong existing and aspiring Assistant & Vice Principals who; might be looking for career advice, want to learn more about Ark through our podcasts, or who are open to joining Ark in the future.

We understand the importance of developing and growing our leaders. We know that our schools are only as good as our teachers and leaders. Our Assistant and Vice Principals work with some of the best Principals and leaders nationally and have access to exceptional training, including nationally recognised qualifications such as NPQSL and NPQH.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone, staff and students, can deliver their best work and achieve their full potential. We want our senior leadership teams to reflect and represent the diverse perspectives of our student body because we know that in doing so, we will be stronger and more effective.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for Ark? Joining our team gives you the chance to work for a high-performing multi-academy trust that is making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people where it matters most.

We know that teaching is a challenging job, so are committed to providing you with additional benefits, training and support. By joining Ark, you can expect:

  • Salary: Our salaries for teaching and leadership staff are 2.5% higher than main the pay scale.
  • Pension: Our scheme is generous: a salary average defined benefit pension scheme, meaning you build up a guaranteed amount in your pension, payable for every year of your retirement.
  • Training:

o We offer double the amount of training time within working hours and have additional INSET days to allow time for bespoke training to suit you and your school’s needs.

o You will also have access to nationally recognised qualifications such as NPQSL as well as a dedicated online learning platform and leadership training of Ark’s Great Teacher Rubric (GTR).

  • Wellbeing: You will have full access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides free, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice and a range of different support to both you and your family.
  • Health: Our gym discounts offer up to 40% off your local gym.
  • Other benefits:

o You will also have access to Ark Rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers.

o We also offer interest-free loans to staff of up to £5,000 for season tickets or to buy a bicycle.

Further details about the role

Ark is a network of 39 schools, reaching 30,000 students in our primary, secondary and all-through schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are fully comprehensive and we are proud of our diversity, with over 40% of our students eligible for free school meals. Our 2023 results saw our key stage 2 students achieve 16 percentage points higher than the national average and at GCSE, 64 percent of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and Maths. Our leaders are a team of experts who are working together to overcome some of the biggest challenges in education. As we continue to strengthen the Ark network at every level, we are always on the lookout for great leaders to join us and build on this success.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

All employees must 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 Schools

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
020 3116 0727

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 28,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.

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