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Principal - Ark Charter Academy

Ark Charter AcademyPortsmouth

Ark Charter Academy is part of the Ark network of schools, one of the largest and most successful multi-academy trusts in the country. Ark is renowned for its approach to staff development, with high quality training provided at every level for both teaching and non-teaching staff. We are currently implementing the Great Teacher Rubric (GTR) in every school across the network. We have spent a number of years developing the GTR as a driver for teacher development and we believe all teachers, from novice to master, will benefit immensely from this approach. The network has also developed high quality curricula through its English and Maths Mastery programmes and we are expanding our mastery approach into other subjects. It is a hugely exciting time for anyone considering joining our network.

Since becoming an Ark school, Charter’s outcomes have improved and the quality of provision has enabled pupils to leave the academy far better prepared for the future. The academy’s most recent Ofsted inspection judged its overall effectiveness to be good. The school’s buildings are modern and fit-for-purpose and a new block has been added as the school moves from four to six forms of entry. Pupil numbers are strong and the school has a dedicated and ambitious team of staff.

Ark is hugely committed to the school and will invest whatever is necessary to ensure our pupils in Portsmouth are provided with a standard of education that is the match for the best nationally. We are now seeking a Principal who shares our vision for Charter and has the skills, drive and commitment to help us achieve our ambitions for the school.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be fully aligned to the six Ark Pillars
  • Have a clear understanding of what makes a great school
  • Be honest, kind, passionate, committed and resilient
  • Possess the technical and behavioural traits to establish a highly successful school
  • Be able to demonstrate impact in key areas of provision and outcomes in current or previous roles
  • Be network-minded and be able to contribute meaningfully to our strategic development at both regional and network level

With the support of the whole Ark network, this is a rare opportunity to play a crucial role in transforming education in an area of high deprivation and make a lasting difference. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact the Regional Director, Jerry Collins, on 07961445916.

A full outline of the key benefits that Ark can offer you as a Principal can be found in the information pack

Reports to: Ark Regional Director

Start date: Easter 2021 or September 2021

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Closing date: 10am Monday 1 March

If successful, you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Ark is an international charity that is transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life.

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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