Ark INA Principal, Ilford

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Isaac Newton AcademyIlford

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

The role

Isaac Newton Academy seeks a creative and tenacious leader; someone ready to make our great school truly exceptional.

We are oversubscribed, were graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2018, hold a track record of excellent outcomes and have a dedicated and ambitious team of staff.   In September 2020 the academy will be full in all key stages, from nursery through to 18 years.  The all through nature of the academy presents a significant scope to develop the pupils academically and personally.  This is a rare opportunity to lead an exceptional, all-through school entering the next phase of its development. 

At this pivotal stage in our development; we offer an exciting time for a new leader to join us.  You will be a creative and tenacious leader, holding exceptionally high expectations for all students.   Sharing the belief that an excellent education is central to transforming lives and ensuring every student is given the opportunity to succeed.

We are a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. Our secondary school opened in state-of-the-art accommodation in 2012 with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged pupils and the sixth form opened in 2017.

Isaac Newton 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. Leaders within Ark benefit from being able to draw upon the resources and expertise of the network. They also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other school leaders and to feed into the development of excellent practice beyond their own school.

Ark has developed a number of successful programmes and tools to support the cultivation of excellence including world class curricula through its English and Maths Mastery programmes. This year the Great Teacher Rubric has been launched. This tool is a driver for teacher development, and we believe all teachers, from novice to master, will benefit immensely from it. It is a hugely exciting time for anyone considering joining our network.

We are keen to hear from successful school leaders seeking a new challenge.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be fully aligned to the Ark Pillars
  • Have a clear understanding of what makes a great school
  • Possess the technical and behavioural traits to lead a highly effective school
  • Be able to demonstrate impact in key areas of provision in current or previous roles
  • 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
  • Be network-minded and able to contribute meaningfully to our strategic development at both regional and network level

The successful candidate will have the full support of Ark to ensure Isaac Newton 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, Jerry Collins at 

Start date: September 2020

Location: Outer London, Ilford 

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Closing dates: 10am, 23rd January 2020

Interview dates: Early February 2020 

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.

More about Isaac Newton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 911 6666
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Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 38 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and ...