Required from 1 September 2024 or May/June 2024
Location: Putney, Southwest London
Salary: Ark Leadership points 16-20 £78,464 - £85,499
Working pattern: Full time
About the role:
We are seeking to appoint a Vice Principal. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, alongside the Executive Principal and other members of the SLT.
Your role and specific responsibilities will be agreed annually and will change, to allow you the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of academy’s leadership in preparation for promotion. You will have the opportunity to lead on such areas as curriculum development, systems and procedures, timetabling, monitoring standards and teacher effectiveness, tracking and analysis of results/data, behaviour management, external relations and community links, staff development, training and induction.
In this instance, experience of safeguarding at DSL level and pastoral care is preferred.
- Have experience at Deputy Head level (or equivalent).
- Have led, or significantly contributed to, the success of a school through its leadership, ethos, teaching and learning and results.
- Be experienced in leading a team.
- Be committed to safeguarding all students.
- Understand how to improve and sustain an effective behaviour policy.
- Show demonstrable commitment to raising attainment of all students.
- Be able to use data to inform decision making and diagnose weaknesses that need addressing.
About our school:
Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth. We’re a mixed school with 885 students, ranging from year 7 through to sixth form. We adopt a holistic view to educating young people. Through our commitment to inclusion, equality and attainment, we prepare every student to be a pillar of any community.
In our 2022 Ofsted inspection we were rated ‘Good’ in every category with real strengths in teaching and learning, curriculum breadth and personal development.
- Tailored professional development based on the needs of the teacher and department to ensure everyone achieves their full potential.
- We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously as we recognise that teaching can be a challenging profession. Therefore, staff receive regular rewards and recognition for effort.
Click here to view the job description: Vice Principal.pdf
To apply please visit www.arkputney.org/vacancies
Closing date for applications is 9.00am on Thursday 22 February
Interviews will take place on Thursday 29 February
The academy reserves the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.
Find out more about us by visiting www.arkputney.org. For questions about the position or an informal discussion, please contact the Principal, Alison Downey at email@example.com. For any other queries regarding your application, please contact Julie Rickard, Principal’s PA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. 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. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click this link
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.
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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