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Ark Brunel Primary Academy - Principal

Ark Brunel Primary AcademyMiddle Row, London W10 5AT

The role:

Would you like to lead an outstanding primary school in the heart of West London? We are seeking a capable and inspiring leader for Ark Brunel Primary Academy.

Ark Brunel Primary Academy is a vibrant school in diverse North Kensington and is part of the Ark Schools network. We are committed to giving our children the very best start in life and encourage them to 'choose brilliance.' Our values of honesty, enthusiasm, ambition, resilience, and thought are at the heart of our work, and we integrate the explicit teaching of these values into our curriculum.

In May 2016, Ofsted inspected Ark Brunel and concluded that ‘This is an outstanding school.’ We are proud of their comments focusing on the achievement of pupils and the progress that they make. 

The report also found that ‘The curriculum reflects that school’s vision, values and ethos very well.’ Our pupils achieve and develop the skills that enable them to succeed in later life.

We are now looking for a highly capable and inspiring principal to lead Ark Brunel Primary Academy through the next chapter in its history. The new leader will enter a well-established and high-profile school with much to be proud of and celebrate, but with still much more to do. We are looking for a principal who is a strong and inspiring leader, able to help build on the existing successes of the school. 

Ideal candidates will:

• Have a good understanding of what makes an excellent school 

• Have experience of having worked in, and ideally led, a successful school previously 

• Have the ambition, drive and resilience of an excellent leader

• Be a great teacher themselves

• Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars

• Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress

  across the wider network of Ark schools

In return, you will work with an experienced and nurturing regional director and will be given the opportunity to broaden and develop your skills. We are committed to providing staff with high-quality and regular leadership development. Please see below in the recruitment pack, the ten benefits and rewards that we commit to for all our principals.

We know that great schools need great leadership, which is why we are always keen to hear from people who share our belief that an excellent education is central to transforming lives.

This is a rare opportunity to lead Ark Brunel at an important point in its development. This presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional development. The successful candidate will have the full support of Ark to ensure Brunel Primary Academy makes a lasting contribution to its community, supporting local children to fulfil their ambitions.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact the Regional Director, Kate Magliocco at or Adele Yilmaz, Recruitment and Talent Manager 

Reports to: Regional Director

Start date: April 2022

Location: Middle Row, London W10 5AT

Salary: Highly competitive package and negotiable according to experience

Closing date:  Friday 3rd December 2021 at 9am

Interviews: 8th December 2021 (virtual) and final stage assessment 14th December 2021 (school based)

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