Head of Design & Technology, London/Brent

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Ark Elvin AcademyLondon/Brent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Main Pay scale AM1- AM6 (£29,377 - £39,982) and TLR2B
Contract term: Permanent

Do you ‘dare for greatness’? Come and join a team who are really making a difference…

Join us as the founding head of department in our new building with brand new outstanding DT facilities. You will build a new team that brings creativity to the life of our pupils. 

At Ark Elvin Academy we are working hard to give all our pupils an excellent education and are looking for committed teachers and support staff to join us at this exciting stage in our school improvement journey. In June 2017 we came out of special measures and now our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff are doing what it takes to rapidly improve our school and deliver the outstanding education our community needs and deserves. We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills – we have twice as many training days as is standard and weekly professional development for all staff. 

In recruiting for our Head of Design & Technology we are seeking the following from applicants:

• A commitment to our school improvement process 

• A growth mindset 

• High standards of professionalism and courteousness 

• Record of or potential to be an outstanding teaching 

• The potential to be an exceptional leader 

You will become part of a close knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance and support from both the Ark network, one of the country’s top performing school groups and our North London region of schools where we work closely with four outstanding schools; Ark John Keats Academy, King Solomon Academy, Ark Academy and Isaac Newman Academy.

We are a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London. 

This month we moved into our long awaited brand new school building with state of the art facilities. We know that with the right people we can use these to drive the success our pupils deserve.

We passionately believe in our six pillars and they drive all our thinking and our school improvement at Elvin:

Strong Discipline

Calm, purpose and order are established through the consistency of expectations and explicit teaching of discipline.

High Quality Teaching

Teachers are subject experts with an excellent understanding of the intellectual journey they are taking their pupils on and have mastery in effective teaching skills.

Mastery Curriculum

Our curriculum design enables pupils to make rapid progress and develop a framework of knowledge and understanding in each subject area that provides a solid foundation for further study.

Raising aspirations and enrichment

Pupils understand the opportunities that a school and university education will afford them in terms of careers and quality of life. Pupils develop their passions and interests through our extensive enrichment programme.

Character development

Pupils develop the characteristics that support their academic achievement, create thoughtful citizens and allow them to make reflective choices over their personal lives.

Developing leaders

All members of staff see themselves as leaders within an aligned community of professionals and are systematically trained in best practice. We create high performing teams to drive our school improvement.

Ark Elvin is on an exciting improvement journey – join us and be part of that change.

We encourage and welcome you to visit our school; to arrange a visit, please contact Anita Amaning on a.amaning-ampong@arkelvinacademy.org or 020 8902 6362.  

To apply for the role, go to www.arkelvinacademy.org/vacancies, 

Closing date: 31 January 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 5 February 2018  

Start date: September 2018

Salary: Ark Main Pay scale AM1- AM6 (£29,377 - £39,982) and TLR2B



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cecil Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8902 6362
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Ark Elvin is an eight-form secondary school and sixth form in Wembley, north-west London. The school joined the Ark network in September 2014 having been placed in special measures in 2013.

Ark Elvin's school motto is Magne aude – dare for greatness....