Director of English, Birmingham

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Ark Boulton AcademyBirmingham

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Leadership pay scale L9-L13 £47,966-£52,928
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of English

Ark Boulton Academy joined the Ark network in September 2015 and is a 6 form entry secondary school (11-16) in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Chosen by the students, the school is named after Matthew Boulton, a prominent Birmingham manufacturer, reflecting the industrial and entrepreneurial spirit of the city.  Ark Boulton joins Ark’s thriving hub of primary and secondary schools in Birmingham. 

Following a successful internal promotion we are seeking to appoint a Director of English who can work as part of a strong extended leadership team.  This role represents an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a leader. 

As Director of Faculty, you will be an outstanding teacher and leader with a resilient character and strong personal drive. Along with other members of the extended leadership team, you will be involved in the leadership across the academy and will be responsible for helping to establish a culture that is nurturing and rigorous within the English department.  

You will be able to work collaboratively with other members of academy staff, will be open and eager to learn, and will have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment. In addition, you will receive training provided by one of the country’s top academy networks that will challenge you to develop your leadership capacity and confidence still further. 

If you share our vision and have experience of leading outstanding practice, then we want to hear from you.  We’re looking for a leader who exemplifies our belief in the potential of every child, is confident in insisting on the very highest standards of academic rigour and behaviour and is energised by the challenge of our work. 

To find out more about Ark Boulton, please visit

Visits to our school are encouraged and welcome. Please contact Rita Barratt at or 0121 773 8156.   

For a confidential and informal discussion about the post please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or

Applications will be reviewed as received so you may hear from us before the closing date.

Start date:  16th April 2018      

Salary:         Ark Leadership Pay scale 47,966-£52,928

Closing date: 29th January 2018 9.00 am

Interview date: Week commencing 05th February 2018

Ark 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.

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More about Ark Boulton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Golden Hillock Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 2QG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 773 8156
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Ark Boulton Academy is a six-form entry secondary school in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. The school joined the Ark network in September 2015, after its predecessor school was placed in special measures by Ofsted. It is now under a strong and effective lea...