Head of Inclusion, Holborn

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive (+11% employer pension contribution & other benefits)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Location: Holborn, central London moving to White City, West London in January 2020 with regular travel between school

Salary details: Highly competitive (+11% employer pension contribution & other benefits)

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week

Vacancy type: Fixed term, 3 years

Closing date: 28 Nov 2019

About us:

Ark is a fast-growing education charity committed to giving every child, regardless of their background, the chance to succeed in the career or university of their choice.

Our highly-successful network of 37 schools educates over 27,500 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. Ark also designs and incubates Ventures to tackle some of the most intractable issues in education both in the UK and internationally.


About the role:

We are looking for a Head of Inclusion to lead and manage Ark Schools’ approach to SEND and inclusion (including behaviour, exclusions and attendance) and, in so doing, ensure that all our schools meet their responsibilities under the SEND Code of Practice and other relevant legislation.

This is an exciting new role at Ark – providing you with an opportunity to shape our approach to inclusion and to make a real difference to our children and their families.


About you:

Qualified Teacher Status, with a SENCO qualification

Substantial and successful experience of leading and managing SEND, inclusion and attendance at a senior level within a large and complex organisation

Experience of using data to identify insights and subsequent actions

Experience of developing policy and guidance and successfully managing change

Experience of leading people and teams that you have not directly line managed but have gained alignment and engagement through influence and relationships

Personal alignment with Ark’s high aspirations and expectations of self and others

We offer: 

27 days annual leave

11% employer pension contribution

Access to a range of discounts through Ark Reward Scheme which includes reduced gym membership, discounts at major retailers

Travel loan

We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career with us and offer a variety of training sessions and experiences designed to meet your needs

How to apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. For a confidential discussion about the role contact Venessa Willms - 020 3116 0879.

Early applications are encouraged; we reserve the right to close this vacancy if we find the right candidate.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


More about Ark
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3116 6345
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 Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s most successful school groups.  Our goal is to help give children the best start in life, regardless of their background. 

Our network of 38 schools educates around 26,000 pupils in...