Deputy Head of Science
Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.
We are a genuinely all-through school, from Nursery to Sixth Form, providing an exciting and innovative education for the local community. We opened our doors to our first two Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year 7 pupils joined us in September 2014. Our Sixth Form opened in September 2019 and the academy will reach full capacity in 2020 with just under two thousand pupils. Ark John Keats was graded Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in April 2015. Our first set of GCSE results reflect the exceptional progress made by our pupils.
Ark John Keats is a proud member of the successful Ark network of schools but is also very much a unique school in its own right. Our curriculum is academic, is planned on the basis of preparing pupils for the best universities and emphasises mastery of knowledge and skills. Our teaching staff are experts in their subject areas and all staff at the academy share a commitment to the highest expectations. We have created an academy that is renowned for its calm, orderly and purposeful environment and where pupils behave maturely and respectfully. We have developed a Character programme to so pupils can engage in the school, community and the global world with courage, tenacity, altruism and reflectiveness. We ensure pupils develop wider interests and passions and our pupils have access to over 70 enrichment activities, ranging from chess and coding to football and political art. We support pupils in raising their aspirations by helping them understand the structure, importance and value of school. We inspire their thinking about their futures through university and workplace visits and through our Digest speaker programme, where visitors speak to pupils about their career choices and educational experiences. We are also committed to developing our staff and we ensure they master all aspects of their work and are brilliantly prepared for the next stage of their careers. The academy has first class facilities having undergone an £18 million rebuilding and refurbishment programme that was completed in December 2015.
We are looking for an ambitious and committed teacher to join our team to help us realise the potential we see in the young people we work with. Our staff are ambitious for our pupils, incredibly aligned and highly motivated. As a school, we make more time for professional development: 14 days of training across the year, dedicated CPD every Wednesday afternoon and regular individual coaching. As part of the Ark network, we also have access to training programmes to develop staff at all levels.
We are recruiting for a passionate and knowledgeable deputy head of science to join our science department (any specialism). We have planned backwards from the knowledge and skills needed to study this at university. Our curriculum is coherent, content rich and cumulative – enabling our pupils to master the fundamentals of science at KS3, before building-on and applying them. Outside of lessons our team provides pupils with the valuable opportunities, such as STEM enrichments, trips to universities and competitions, and cross-curricular links to other departments including computer science and maths.
We are looking for someone who aligns with our approaches and can help our large and successful department develop further. Our approach to science focussed on mastery of underlying knowledge, before applying to practical work. The successful candidate will work closely with the other leaders in the science department and across the Ark network to develop a truly all-through curriculum, and they will lead sections of weekly collaborative planning meetings.
To apply please submit your application by 8am on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. In advance of applying please do explore our website and see our relevant phase briefings. For further information, technical queries regarding the application system or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8443 3113
Flexible and part time working will be considered
Start Date: September 2020
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £29,064 - £41,036 or £43,078- £46,326, depending on experience plus TLR 2c
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.