Head of Geography
Location: Barnet, London — a five minute walk from High Barnet tube station
Start: September 2019
Opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be a founding middle leader, shaping a brand new Ark secondary school in Barnet
Next September, Ark Pioneer, a non-selective secondary school, will open its doors to our brand new building in Barnet and welcome in our first year 7. By the time they reach year 13, we’ll have over a thousand pupils. We will deliver a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country. Our vision is that every pupil leaves Ark Pioneer with real options, be it embarking on the university course of their choice or starting out in their chosen career.
We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new founding head of geography will shape the provision in that area and will recruit and develop an exceptional team of geographers.
In addition to this, there is a unique opportunity to work as an integral part of the network team, developing our new Geography Curriculum.
Middle leadership experience will not be a determining factor. The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training.
The ideal candidate will
• Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree
• Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching geography
• Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department
• Share the Ark Pioneer vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it
• Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools
To apply please go to https://arkcareers.engageats.co.uk/Vacancies/W/1629/0/215763/20560/head-of-geography. Please submit your application by midnight on Monday 18th February. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Aishling Ryan, the principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Monday 18th February
Interviews: Friday 1st March
Salary: ARK MPS £28,286 - £39,937 / UPS £41,925 - £45,086 plus TLR 1a-1b
Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract
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.