Head of Science, Barnet

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Pioneer AcademyBarnet

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ARK MPS £28,286 - £39,937 / UPS £41,925 - £45,086 plus TLR 1a – 1d
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Science  

Location: Barnet, London — a five minute walk from High Barnet tube station

Start: September 2019

Opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be a founding middle leader, shaping a brand new Ark secondary school in Barnet 

Next September, Ark Pioneer, a non-selective secondary school, will open its doors to our brand new building in Barnet and welcome in our first year 7. By the time they reach year 13, we’ll have over a thousand pupils. We will deliver a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country. Our vision is that every pupil leaves Ark Pioneer with real options, be it embarking on the university course of their choice or starting out in their chosen career. 

We are recruiting a founding team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new founding head of science will shape our provision in that area and will recruit and develop an exceptional team of scientists.  

Middle leadership experience will not be a determining factor. The successful candidate will grow with our school: we will develop you, providing one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects.

The ideal candidate will

• Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree 

• Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching science

• Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department

• Share the Ark Pioneer vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it.

• Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools.

To apply please go to https://arkcareers.engageats.co.uk/Vacancies/W/3912/0/212129/20560/head-of-science. Please submit your application by 9am on Friday 22nd February. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Aishling Ryan, the principal, at aishling.ryan@arkonline.org  

Closing Date: Friday 22nd February  

Interviews: Tuesday 5th March

Salary: ARK MPS £28,286 - £39,937 / UPS £41,925 - £45,086 plus TLR 1a – 1d

Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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More about Ark Pioneer Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Address: Barnet Lane, Barnet, London, EN5 2DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 116 0764