Assistant Headteacher, Hastings

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Ark Castledown Primary AcademyHastings

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Start date: April/September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1 – L5 (£39,374 - £43,453)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you ready to be part of an outstanding Senior Leadership Team responsible for a network of primary schools in Hastings?

For April or September 2018 (depending on your availability), we are looking for a talented and inspiring Assistant Headteacher who can build on our successes and continue to drive Teaching and Learning forward. Castledown is a rapidly improving school who joined the Ark multi-academy trust in September 2107. The successful candidate will be joining our current, experienced Senior Leadership Team, recently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, who lead across the three Ark primary academies in Hastings. By joining Ark Castledown you would play a key part in helping to shape our academy as we continue to develop and improve.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who wants to focus on supporting our class teachers with continual development of Teaching and Learning. You would bring with you the skills and experience necessary to take responsibility for significant areas across the academy including: coaching and mentoring of NQTs; developing our curriculum and ensuring we deliver excellent outcomes for all our pupils.

Alongside the Executive Principal, Head of School and Regional Leads, you will become part of a supportive team which values talent, loyalty and offers excellent leadership development. 

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a popular school in the heart of Hastings.  It is part of the Ark network of schools and works particularly closely with Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies. As Hastings has recently been recognised as an ‘Opportunity Area’, the academy will be pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. 

We strongly encourage you to visit the academy to meet us and find out more about this post. Please contact Mrs. C. Phillip on 01424 444046 or via email at to arrange to arrange a visit.

The leadership team at Castledown and across the Hastings Primaries are approachable and always on hand to provide help where needed, we have ensured there is a collaborative infrastructure throughout the school and this instils a strong sense of team spirit.

As a leader at Ark Castledown, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. 

We work hard to recognise hard work

  • We strive to recognise your achievements and celebrate your success.
  • You will have access to health packages, discounts at major retailers, travel loans and other benefits, through the Ark Rewards scheme.
  • We take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice as many training days as standard.
  • We provide an array of development programmes for our staff including our  senior leader programmes supplying you with the training and support you need to progress throughout your career. We will support you to become the best you can be.  

Click here to find out more about the benefits of working for Ark Castledown Primary Academy.

Visit our website, for more information about our school. 

Please submit your application online by visiting The deadline for applications is midday on 31st January 2018.

Closing date: Noon, 31st January 2018
Interviews: 7th February 2018
Salary: £39,374 -£43,453
Contract: Permanent

Location: Hastings

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Priory Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3QT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1424 444046
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Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a community primary school serving the children of Hastings. It is a 2-form entry school, with 60 pupils in each year group, from Nursery to Year 6. 

Ark Castledown Academy has recently joined the Ark network of...