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Job details
Employer Ark Helenswood Academy
Location Hastings
Salary Ark MPS (£23,026 - £33,988)/UPS (£36,458 - £39,204), dependent on experience + TLR 1C, £11,137
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Exciting opportunity to work at Ark Helenswood Academy in Hastings

We are currently looking for a Head of Department to head our Science department at Ark Helenswood Academy, a large all-girls academy in Hastings.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and aspirational school. As the head of department, you will develop and lead an exciting curriculum that enables the highest level of pupil progress and attainment. This is a great opportunity for motivated teachers looking for career development and their next challenge. You will have the ability to teach a range of Key Stages, and feel confident in leading your fellow colleagues towards success.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be experienced in raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • have excellent leadership and management skills
  • have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • have proven experience working successfully with students of all abilities
  • be able to show evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses.

We are looking for someone with a passion and determination to see all students, regardless of background or ability, succeed in their education, gain access to university and lead fulfilling lives in careers of their choice.

Ark Helenswood Academy is part of Ark’s Hastings ‘hub’ – alongside Ark William Parker Academy, Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy and Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. The schools work in close collaboration with a shared vision and shared resources. While each school retains its ethos and values, the Ark Hastings hub allows staff to share ideas and develop their careers across several academies. Both Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker have a long history in Hastings and we believe that working together we can provide outstanding educational opportunities for students in the area. Together, we will continue to raise standards and attainment, ensuring every pupil has access to the highest quality education.

For more information about the school please visit Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please contact the school on 01424 753040.

To apply please visit

Please submit your application by 11am, Wednesday 3rd May. Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, so please do apply early.

For an informal, confidential discussion please contact Francesca Waters at our central Recruitment office on 0203 116 6345. For technical queries, please contact the schools recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or

Closing Date: 11am Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Interview: W/c 8th May 2017

Ark Helenswood Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About the employer

Ark Helenswood Academy is a secondary school for girls aged 11-18, located in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, East Sussex. The school is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Ark ...

Information about Ark Helenswood Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Girls
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Upper School
The Ridge
East Sussex
TN34 2AF
United Kingdom