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Employer Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Location Hammersmith and Fulham
Salary Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London) £28,799– £47,998 depending on experience, plus TLR 1B (£9378)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Head of Psychology (TLR 1B)

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the Psychology provision in an ‘outstanding’ school

Ark Burlington Danes Academy is a non-selective 11-18 comprehensive school. The academy opened in September 2006 and has made rapid progress to become a highly successful and over-subscribed local school. In its 2013 OFSTED inspection Burlington Danes was rated ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Psychology with a commitment to academic excellence and helping every child succeed, who will be responsible for teaching and learning in this subject. This is perfect opportunity for an ambitious practitioner who is ready to progress their career into a leadership position.   

This is an excellent opportunity to join an extremely well-led faculty, one of the most successful in the school. Our teachers are highly effective at diagnosing individual students’ strengths and weaknesses and targeted intervention, rooted in data analysis, is extremely strong and makes a real difference. 

Candidates must have a demonstrable commitment to outstanding results and the ability to lead, inspire and motivate others.   The Head of Psychology will lead our successful and committed psychology team to even greater heights than those attained last year. 

You will need experience of successful teaching to A level as well as the drive and commitment to move science teaching, learning and progress forward and respond to academy targets. Strong leadership and team-building skills are essential. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience of teaching at an outstanding      level
  • have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment      in an urban, multicultural setting 
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations      and no excuses
  • have      the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • possess a strong desire to      develop an outstanding department by creating a culture where learning is      greatly valued by all 
  • have experience of working      in a challenging classroom environment, implementing and developing      schemes to improve behaviour  
  • have      the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 
  • be committed to Burlington Danes      Academy’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

· join a network of Ark academies and gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including reduced gym membership and a comprehensive CPD provision 

If you share in our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you. For information about the school, please go to Visits to the academy before application submission are welcomed. Please contact Julia Morson on 0208 735 4972 or email to arrange this.

To apply, please complete the online application by visiting:  Please complete your application by 11am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.

If you have any technical issues, please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or email

Location:   Ark Burlington Danes Academy, Wood Lane, London W12 0HR

Closing Date:  11am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Start Date:  September 2017

Salary:  Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London) £28,799– £47,998 depending on   experience, plus TLR 1B (£9378)

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

About the employer

Burlington Danes Academy opened as the successor to Burlington Danes School in September 2006. It is a 6 form entry secondary school for 11-18 year olds. It continues the predecessor school’s long history as a Church of England School and its commitm...

Information about Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
Denomination Church of England
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Locations and contacts

Wood Lane
W12 0HR
United Kingdom
+44 20 8740 5659