Principal, London

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Walworth AcademyLondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive package, negotiable according to experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Walworth Academy is a place where teachers are changing lives - in their classrooms and well beyond. 

Location: London 

School Tour: 15th January 2018 at 11am 

Closing Date: 18th January 2018 at 11am 

First Stage Interview: 25th January 2018

Final Stage Interview: TBC  

Salary: Highly competitive package, negotiable according to experience 

Start date: September 2018 

Ofsted: Good (2014)   

Do you have the vision, passion and rigour to lead this school to outstanding outcomes in all areas?  

Ark Walworth Academy is a supportive and exciting place to work.  It educates pupils from Year 7 to A Level and serves a diverse local community.  Already recognised as a good school – and enjoying outstanding Sixth Form outcomes - leaders are now keen to see the academy hit outstanding performance in all areas.  

This is an exciting and challenging role which offers:   

  • the opportunity to make a significant impact and ensure a lasting legacy 
  • a highly competitive salary package and unrivalled professional development 
  • the unwavering support of an experienced Regional Director and the Ark network 
  • the chance to work with a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of students 
  • partnership with a forward-thinking governing body 
  • the opportunity to contribute to the development of our secondary curriculum across the entire Ark network    

If you think you have what it takes to further unleash Ark Walworth Academy’s incredible potential, we want to hear from you!  For a first time Principal, this role offers the support of a highly experienced Executive Principal.  For an experienced Principal this role could offer the opportunity to be an Executive Principal in other network schools and develop your leadership potential further.  

Ideal candidates will: 

  • Be well educated themselves  
  • Be a great teacher themselves.  As a leader of teaching, we are looking for someone who really knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and how to achieve it
  • Have a very clear understanding of what makes a great school and the skills and character required to develop this (rigorous planning, high expectations, great CPD, strong leadership, honesty, kindness, passion, commitment and resilience) 
  • Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars  
  • Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress in the Ark South London area and across the wider network of Ark schools  

Results are on the rise at Walworth Academy.  Student progress is strong at GCSE and our Sixth Form provides superb opportunities and experiences as the springboard to Russell Group and other top universities.  Due to the promotion of the current Principal within the network, we seek a leader to continue this work.  

A sense of Family is important to members of the Ark Walworth community – our family values underpin the work that we do and we believe that all our students can achieve with the right support and commitment.  Ark Walworth Academy CARES:  

Commitment - Maximum effort in everything you do – all the time, with no excuses. 

Aspiration - Always strive to be better, constantly reaching beyond your limits. 

Resilience - Never give up – keep pushing and keep trying. Excellence - Be the best you can be every day. Have pride and confidence in your success. 

Self-Management - Do the right thing – never have to be asked.  

To have an informal conversation (in confidence) please call Natalie Partridge on 020 3116 7193 or  

To apply please go to You can also download the latest copy of the school prospectus for further information about life at the academy.  

Location: London 

School Tour: 15th January 2018 at 11am 

Closing Date: 18th January 2018 at 11am 

First Stage Interview: 25th January 2018 

Final Stage Interview: TBC 

Salary: Highly competitive package, negotiable according to experience.   

Start date: September 2018  

Ark Walworth Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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More about Walworth Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shorncliffe Road, London, SE1 5UJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7450 9570
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