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Job details

Job details
Employer Ark Putney Academy
Location Wandsworth
Salary Ark MPS/UPS (£28,799 - £47,998) plus TLR 2C (£6,450)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Join an aspirational school nurturing ambitious students and teachers

Ofsted: Good (2013)

Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 020 8788 3421 or email the Principal at 

Ark Putney Academy joined the Ark network in 2012 and is now on a journey to outstanding. We have recently undergone a £30 million renovation project and now boast facilities such as a new sports hall and state-of-the-art dance and recording studios and 3G pitch. We also have extensive brand new geography classrooms and discreet humanities ICT room.

We are now seeking a Head of Geography to join the school. You will be responsible for providing engaging and positive teaching to our students with the aim of raising the attainment of all, fostering a love of the subject and helping our students to study it at A Level and beyond.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience as a successful teacher who impacts strongly on students’ progress 
  • have experience of having significantly contributed to raising attainment in Geography 
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations 
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 

Ark Putney recognises the importance of having set structures and procedures and the benefit this has for both staff and students. All teachers adopt similar approaches to teaching across the subjects as well as agreed behaviour management systems.

We know staff wellbeing is fundamental to our school’s success, so have created a supportive culture throughout the school. Our staff are also provided with high levels of training opportunities, to ensure continual progression and development.

As a teacher at Ark Putney Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include: 

  • A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries 
  • Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education 

Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Putney Academy.

Visit our website for more information on the school. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our Recruitment Manager Francesca Waters on 0203 116 6345 or

Please submit your application online by visiting .The deadline for applications is 11am Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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

About the employer

Ark Putney Academy is a mixed secondary school with sixth form in Putney, south-west London. The academy accommodates students aged 11-18 and is part of Ark, a network of more than 30 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.  


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

Pullman Gardens
SW15 3DG
United Kingdom