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Head of Maths

Ark Soane AcademyEaling

Head of Maths at Ark Soane Academy

 Location:      Acton, London — a five-minute walk from Acton Town tube station

Contract:      Full-time hours, permanent contract.      

Start date:     January 2023-but at an alternative start date may be considered.

Salary:            Ark L1-L5

Interviews:  TBC

Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be a Head of Maths, shaping a new Ark secondary school in Ealing.

We opened to 180 students in September 2021 and currently have 360 Year 7 and Year 8 students in the school. This year we will move into our brand new school building. Joining Soane now is a unique opportunity to become part of a thriving, collaborative and growing team who all hold the highest expectations of student behaviour and effort and are all deeply committed to the success of our students and of the school.  

The role

We are looking for an exceptional head of maths who cares deeply about the students they teach and are prepared to hold students to account with strictness and warmth. You can look forward to joining a great working environment where students are bought in to the school’s ethos and typically work with great enthusiasm, diligence and gratitude towards their teachers.


You can look forward to leading an exceptionally warm, collaborative and experienced department. You can expect the highest levels of dedication and commitment from your students and unwavering support from the maths department and the school leadership team in securing this. 


Our staff are committed subject experts and are given the capacity and the training to ensure that their curriculum delivers knowledge-rich mastery through effective planning and intellectual preparation. In maths our curriculum is based on Maths Mastery ensuring that the department’s time is used where it is most valuable: working as a team to implement the curriculum for the students in our classrooms.


The mathematics department at Soane is exceptional: in our founding year Soane students achieved the strongest exam results in the Ark network with a VA score of +1.55 and 88% of students on track to achieve 4+ at GCSE. As Head of Department you will lead an exceptionally strong team to continue developing our Mastery-based curriculum to GCSE and beyond.


We believe that every member of staff deserves to be developed, and routine coaching for all staff underpins student progress. If you join us you can look forward to being part of a team where your time and professionalism are highly valued and where your voice is welcomed in shaping the future direction of the school.


The successful candidate will shape maths provision at the school, embed the school vision and develop an outstanding school that empowers our students to take responsibility and drive their own destinies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their development and preparation for future roles. Teaching experience will not be a determining factor — we welcome applications from experienced department heads as well as those from whom this is a first step into leadership. We will develop every staff member that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching and mentoring and access to extensive network training


Ark Soane Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.

As a proud member of the network, we offer:  

• Twice as many training days as standard 

• Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school 

• Coaching for every teacher

• Protected co-planning time 

• Access to high-quality, regular professional development

• Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network.  

We are recruiting for January 2023 and will continue to recruit extensively as the school reaches its full size. To discuss this role, or future opportunities at Ark Soane, please contact Swannie Ki ( or phone on 020 7430 8876. 

To view a full job description and person specification please click HERE.

For more information about our school, please visit: To arrange a confidential conversation with the Principal about this role, please contact Swannie Ki ( or phone 02074308876


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 which will include questions about safeguarding. 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.


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