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Head of History

Ark Walworth AcademySouthwark

Ark Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike.  


We seek a motivated and enthusiastic history practitioner to lead our established department. Applications are welcome from historians with a proven track record of delivering excellent outcomes for learners, and a commitment to developing pedagogy. A collaborative leadership style and a passion for curriculum development will be an advantage as the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on the Network Curriculum Pilot, led by Christine Counsell. 

Our staff are: 

• Committed, enthusiastic practitioners seeking to support excellent progress for our students  

• Educators who aspire to the highest standards of behaviour, academic success, and wellbeing for all in our community  

• Resilient, reflective and thoughtful professionals, seeking to develop themselves with us  


In return, we offer:   

• An externally recognised progression route with the support of a nationally recognised network 

• Dedicated Network Leads for subjects and areas, providing cutting-edge training and development opportunities  

• A fully accessible, well resourced, multi-million pound building in which to practice, accessible via various transport links, including train, tube and bus services from Elephant and Castle, as well as bus links from London Bridge and Tower Bridge 

• A school community with a genuine family ethos, investing in staff wellbeing with sports and events  

• Varied routes into teaching and industry-recognised professional qualifications (Ark Teacher Training, PGCE, Teach First, Now Teach, NPQML, NPQSL, BA and Masters programmes)  

• A comprehensive support and induction programme for all staff including accommodation in zone 2 available for NQTs and trainees.   

• A dedicated Employee Assistance and benefits package from Ark Rewards 

Due to COVID-19, we have adapted our recruitment process. Some aspects of interviews may be conducted remotely, as well as some assessments of candidates. More details about our Virtual Interviews can be found on our website.

Applications will be reviewed, and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Further details about the post and how to apply can be found on our website:  

We look forward to receiving your application!

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