Primary Assistant Headteacher, Wembley, London

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Ark Academy PrimaryWembley, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Salary Range L5 – L9 (Inner London) £50,903 - £55,410
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Primary Assistant Headteacher

Start date:  September 2018

Salary: Ark L5 – L9 (Inner London) £50,903 - £55,410

Location: Wembley, London

Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee & Metropolitan)

Deadline: 9am Friday 18 May 2018

Interviews:  ASAP thereafter

Ofsted: Outstanding (2010)

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged; to arrange, please call 0208 385 4371.

It’s an exciting time to join Ark Academy. Our staff are striving to maintain our outstanding reputation achieved in our last Ofsted inspection. 

Our school is a two-form primary school that is part of an all-through primary and secondary academy. Our mission is that all children will be able to go to university or have the career of their choice. We are a supportive environment where expectations of staff and pupils are very high.

We passionately believe in improving the quality of teaching in our school and this role is a crucial part of that. We want our strongest teachers to lead from the front, driving school improvement from the perspective of highly effective classroom delivery. The role is a challenging one but we can offer excellent training, development and support.

We are looking for great teachers that are passionate about improving their teaching, developing their careers and – most importantly – having a real impact on young children’s lives. This role will allow more experienced teachers to continue to hone their craft in the classroom as well as be a leader, coach and mentor to the teachers in their team.

Key responsibilities:

- Class teaching

- Leadership of a core subject in the school

- Leadership of a phase team: Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 or Upper     key stage 2

- Full role in the Senior Leadership Team

The ideal candidate will be:

  • an individual with the commitment to driving standards and ensuring every child is challenged to achieve their maximum potential 
  • a teacher with experience of raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment 
  • a professional who is able to work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders 
  • an excellent communicator who enjoys working as part of a team.

As a member of Ark Academy you will receive extensive professional development geared towards excellence. We don’t do ‘training for the sake of training.’ Weekly sessions designed by those who understand the context of the school, are ensured to cater for our teachers’ every need. 

In addition, the school provides continual support and career progression. Numerous comprehensive training programmes are available to our staff from NQTs to aspiring middle and senior leaders. 

Our successful behaviour policies treat student behaviour not as the responsibility of individual teachers, but of the entire  school.   This ensures as a teacher at Ark Academy, your time is never wasted dealing with discipline. Our students know what is expected of them, allowing both students and teachers to focus on learning. 

As a teacher at Ark Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include: 

  • A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries 
  • Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education 

Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Academy. 

Visit our website for more information on the school.  If you would like any further information or wish to discuss this role, please contact Denise McKenna, Recruitment Manager 020 8385 4370, or d.mckenna@arkacademy.org  

Please submit your application online by visiting https://goo.gl/bVwMNv . The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 18 May 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged

Deadline: 9am on Friday 18 May 2018. 

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 21 May 2018

Start date: September 2018


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 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Forty Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4370
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About Ark Academy

Ark Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational all-through academy for 3 to 18-year-olds in Wembley, London. It opened its primary school in September 2008 and its secondary school in September 2010. Ark Academy is recent...