Vice Principal, Barnet

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Pioneer AcademyBarnet

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Vice Principal

Location: Barnet, London — a five minute walk from High Barnet tube station

Start: June or September 2019

Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be a founding senior leader, shaping a brand new Ark secondary school in Barnet 

Next September, Ark Pioneer, a non-selective secondary school, will open its doors to our brand new building in Barnet and welcome in our first year 7. By the time they reach year 13, we’ll have over a thousand pupils. We will deliver a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country. Our vision is that every pupil leaves Ark Pioneer with real options, be it embarking on the university course of their choice or starting out in their chosen career. 

We are recruiting a highly effective senior leader to work closely with the principal to embed this vision and build an outstanding school from scratch.  

The ideal candidate will

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

• Know what it takes to build a great school, and have the commitment, skills and character required to do so

• Share the Ark Pioneer 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 9am on Thursday 21st February. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Aishling Ryan, the principal, at  

Closing Date: Thursday 21st February

Interviews: Week beginning 25th February 

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract

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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More about Ark Pioneer Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Address: Barnet Lane, Barnet, London, EN5 2DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 116 0764