Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of highly effective senior leadership in a high performing school

  • Experience of leading, coaching and managing staff at a senior level and with a proven track record of success
  • Experience of delivering life-transforming impact on the outcomes of pupils by raising teacher and leader quality across a range of departments
  • Experience of leading a high achieving team of leaders within a complex school environment

  • Experience of continually improving the quality of teaching and learning in their own subject area and through the leadership of other subjects outside of own teaching area

What the school offers its staff

Ark invests significantly in a number of professional development programmes which complement academy level training:

  • The Ark training menu: we have developed a bespoke training menu, which is accessible by all staff in the network offering a wide range of training modules to staff in all roles
  • Network support: schools share CPD, allowing us to share best practice and role specific training across the network, facilitated by in-school and central staff
  • Ark staff receive 10 training days each year rather than five.

Ark runs a number of additional programmes, including:

  • Leading Impact for senior leadership development
  • Lead Teachers, aimed at developing the skills of outstanding teachers to improve performance of other teachers
  • Outstanding Teachers, aimed at good teachers aiming to improve and embed outstanding practice
  • SEN training for new to role and established SENCos
  • New Teacher Induction

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 King Solomon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 18
School size
1309 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 18
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King Solomon Academy has consistently been one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country. We are rare in that it is a genuine all-through school. Our pupils join at 2,3 and 4 years old and stay with us until they are 18. By joining our school, you play a part in showing what is possible when children’s education is seen as a long-term commitment. We are growing a team of exceptionally committed staff who value each and every year of a child’s education equally. If you too are motivated to redress educational disadvantage in the UK, King Solomon Academy is beginning to show what is possible and you could be part of the team defining the future of education in our country. We aim to transform the lives of our pupils. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that prepares our pupils for success at university and beyond, irrespective of their starting point. Our teachers and leaders do whatever it takes to make this a reality.

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