Executive Principal (Secondary) - West London, West London

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ArkWest London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exceptional opportunity for a talented strategic education leader to have a wider impact across a cluster of schools within the Ark Network.  

We are looking for an experienced school leader to develop our West London cluster of secondary schools. The scope of this role offers a wide and varied leadership challenge. You will lead the development of a brand new school, Ark Soane Academy, which will open in September 2019 in Acton, as well as supporting our more established secondary schools in West London.   

Our highly-successful network of 35 schools educates over 23,000 students across Hastings, Birmingham, London and Portsmouth. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement. This is an exciting time to join our network, as we grow, we are moving to a regional structure to enable local clusters of schools to work together much more closely.  

Reporting to Ark’s Director of Secondary Education, you will have overall responsibility for delivering outstanding secondary education across the cluster of schools, making sure that learning stretches, inspires and challenges every pupil to fulfil their true potential.  

Ideal Candidates will: 

  • Share our belief that, with the right teaching and support, every child can achieve 
  • Have high expectations of themselves and others, and be motivated by the pursuit of excellence 
  • Have an impressive track record of school improvement, alongside a flair for building capacity through coaching, challenge and support 
  • Have led a challenging school to great success or been the leader of an outstanding school 
  • Be fully aligned to the Ark network and committed to developing effective collaboration and strong partnerships between schools  

In return, you’ll receive a highly competitive salary, unrivalled professional development and the continuous support of one of the highest performing academy operators in the country.  

To apply please go to https://goo.gl/sLiZs2. Please submit your application by 9am on Monday 22nd January 2018. For further information, a confidential discussion or for any technical queries please contact Jerry Collins, the Ark Regional Director, at j.collins@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or on 07908158436.

Salary:         Highly competitive package, negotiable according to  

                                        experience. Relocation assistance is available 

Start Date: September 2018 

Contract:                 Permanent, full-time 

Location:                 West London 

Closing date:         9AM on Monday 22nd January 2018

Assessment centre:   Tuesday 30th January 2018 

Final interviews: Friday 2nd February 2018   

Ark is an international charity that is transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life.   

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.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3116 6345
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Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. 

We have a network of 35 schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference...