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Ark Soane SENCO

Ark Soane AcademyEaling


Location: Acton, London — a five minute walk from Acton Town tube station

Start: September 2021

Opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be a founding middle leader, shaping a brand-new Ark secondary school in Ealing

Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton opening in September 2021 to year 7 initially and growing each year. Our aim is to transform children’s lives through an excellent education. Our teachers will be supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning.

We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The SENCo will recruit, shape and lead our inclusion department and develop our whole-school approach to inclusion.

We are looking to appoint a SENCo with sky-high expectations of what all children can achieve, regardless of barriers; someone who believes, as we do, that all children are entitled to access the full richness of a broad and often academic curriculum, and will thrive if given appropriate support to access and succeed in that curriculum. We will consider candidates who have not worked previously as a SENCo if they have experience working successfully to support pupils with special education needs.

The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on network-wide projects.

The ideal candidate will

Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree

Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department

Share the Ark Soane vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it

Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools

To apply please go to Please submit your application by 9:00 am on the 19th of May. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Matt Neuberger, the principal, at

Closing Date:          19 th of May

Interviews:              TBC

Salary:                        M1-UPS 3 + TLR 1 Ark Inner London

Contract:                   Full time permanent

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.

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