Assistant Principal for Sport, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £61,296 - £66,718Ark Leadership L11-L15
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Description: Assistant Principal for Sport

Reports to: Vice Principal 

Start date:   20 April 2020

Contract: Permanent

Salary:                  Ark Leadership L11-L15

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced leader who will brand Ark Globe Academy as a centre of excellence in sports.  They will tap into the talent that already exists within the Academy and develop new partnerships, as well as maintaining the current partnerships with organisations such as Fulham FC Football club.

The Role:

The Assistant Principal for Sport will be accountable for standards and achievement of pupils within the faculty. This will involve the line management of the Subject Leader, including necessary support and monitoring. Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in order to continue the drive to raise standards of attainment and ensure all students make excellent progress. 

In addition, the Assistant Principal for Sport will be responsible for improving the profile of sport both in and outside of the Academy. This will involve leading and co-ordinating an extensive extra-curricular programme and establishing numerous sports teams to compete at a regional and national level.

As a member of the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will contribute towards the strategic development plan of the whole academy. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a whole academy responsibility based on their experience, skills and interests. 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Standards and achievement for all areas within the faculty 

• Subject coordination across the Academy 

• Leading the professional community of Subject Leaders and Teachers within the faculty, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning 

• Curriculum setting and assessment for all areas within the faculty 

• Quality teaching and learning of their subject specialism across the Academy

Outcomes and Activities 

Leadership of the Faculty: 

• Delivering professional development to teachers within the faculty, including INSET training 

• Supervising and supporting Trainee Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) as appropriate 

• Developing strong business and corporate partnerships 

Teaching and Learning

• Excellent classroom practitioner that teaches engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment - ensures that they model best practice

• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards in line with the Academy’s behaviour management policy

• Good communication, planning and organisational skills

• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

Curriculum setting and assessment 

• Develop and implement high quality syllabuses and schemes of learning for all year groups within the faculty, that are inspiring for learners 

• Monitor and assess teaching and learning within your subject and faculty 

• Set regular, measurable and significant assessments for the students 


• Deliver a wide range of extra sport clubs

• Implement an elite player development programme for our most talented athletes 

• Lead internal sports competitions between students and learning families

• Enter regional and national sports competitions.

Academy Culture 

• Support the Academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures 

• Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships 

• Help develop an academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement 

Team Work 

• To model the outstanding practice and to be observed as necessary so that staff can develop their own understanding of what good or better learning looks like

• To work collaboratively and creatively with the teaching and learning coaching team and SLT team 

• To seek out exceptional practice from other institutions so that we continually develop our practice

• Use your learning to develop new and effective approaches to teaching and learning across the Academy

• Deliver high quality training and INSET sessions to new staff (all levels).



• Your appraisal targets will be directly linked to the needs of the Academy and the faculty.


• You must continually demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the Academy’s priorities and policies as modelled through your own actions and through your leadership of others

• Should your quality of teaching and learning not be sustained, this post will have to be re-considered accordingly

Person Specification: Assistant Principal for Sport

Qualification criteria

• Qualified to degree level and above

• Qualified to teach and work in the UK

• Evidence of professional development relevant to the Advanced Skills Teacher (now Lead Practitioner) standards.


• Experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training

• Experience of designing and developing resources to support learning across different subject areas

• Experience of preparing and leading training sessions

• Demonstrable experience of significantly raising attainment in a challenging context


• Knowledge of the latest educational research, findings and best practices

• Excellent understanding of the OFSTED Framework and what constitutes effective teaching and learning

• Excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum for KS3, KS4 and ideally KS5 and a solid grounding in the assessment processes used to support planning and raise student attainment across these Key Stages

• Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.


• Effective team member and leader

• High expectations for accountability and consistency

• Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others


• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

• Willingness to undertake training

• This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 


• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

• Willingness to undertake training

• This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

More about Ark Globe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
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Ark Globe Academy opened as a new all through 3-18 academy, specialising in maths and performing arts in September 2008 and moved into new, state of the art facilities in September 2010.

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