Head of Year, Enfield

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Ark John Keats AcademyEnfield

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Start date: Ark Leadership Scale L1-5 (£44,977-£49,298) depending on experience
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people. 

We are a genuinely all-through school, from Nursery to Sixth Form, providing an exciting and innovative education for the local community. We opened our doors to our first two Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year 7 pupils joined us in September 2014.  Our Sixth Form opened in September 2019 and the academy will reach full capacity in 2020 with just under two thousand pupils. Ark John Keats was graded Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in April 2015. Our first set of GCSE results reflect the exceptional progress made by our pupils.

Ark John Keats is a proud member of the successful Ark network of schools but is also very much a unique school in its own right. Our curriculum is academic, is planned on the basis of preparing pupils for the best universities and emphasises mastery of knowledge and skills. Our teaching staff are experts in their subject areas and all staff at the academy share a commitment to the highest expectations. We have created an academy that is renowned for its calm, orderly and purposeful environment and where pupils behave maturely and respectfully. We have developed a Character programme to so pupils can engage in the school, community and the global world with courage, tenacity, altruism and reflectiveness. We ensure pupils develop wider interests and passions and our pupils have access to over 70 enrichment activities, ranging from chess and coding to football and political art. We support pupils in raising their aspirations by helping them understand the structure, importance and value of school. We inspire their thinking about their futures through university and workplace visits and through our Digest speaker programme, where visitors speak to pupils about their career choices and educational experiences. We are also committed to developing our staff and we ensure they master all aspects of their work and are brilliantly prepared for the next stage of their careers. The academy has first class facilities having undergone an £18 million rebuilding and refurbishment programme that was completed in December 2015.

We are looking for an ambitious and committed teacher to join our team to help us realise the potential we see in the young people we work with. Our staff are ambitious for our pupils, incredibly aligned and highly motivated. As a school, we make more time for professional development: 14 days of training across the year, dedicated CPD every Wednesday afternoon and regular individual coaching. As part of the Ark network, we also have access to training programmes to develop staff at all levels.

We are recruiting for a passionate and knowledgeable Head of Year to join our Pastoral Leadership Team. We have a very clear approach to developing pupil’s self – discipline and are looking for people who are absolutely committed to a ‘warm – strict’ approach to behaviour in schools. We firmly believe that a culture of no – excuses, and high expectations is exactly what pupils need in order to be successful in school. We hold all of our pupils to the highest of expectations and require leaders at all levels to do the same. We are looking for people who don’t shy away from difficult conversations, who enjoy the intellectual challenge of working with young people and enjoy all of the associated challenges in doing so. Our Heads of Year are the guardians of discipline in the school, it is a role that is central to the highly effective running of the school. You will lead on the development of an aspirational and discipline culture within your year group and will feed into the development and improving of culture in the academy as a whole.  

To apply please submit your application Here by 8am on Monday 3oth March. In advance of applying please do explore our website and see our relevant phase briefings. For further information, technical queries regarding the application system or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at Will Mackintosh, Secondary Headteacher, on w.mackintosh@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or call us on 020 8443 3113

Flexible and part time working will be considered

Start Date: September 2020

Closing date: 8am on Monday 30th March

Interviews will take place w/b 30th March. Early application encouraged.

Salary: Ark Leadership Scale L1-5 (£44,977-£49,298) depending on experience

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.




More about Ark John Keats Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Bell Lane, Enfield, London, EN3 5PA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 443 3113
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Ark John Keats Academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield. Our intake is mixed and comprehensive in nature.   

We welcomed our first Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of Year 7 pupils joined us the following y...