Ark John Keats
Reports to: Regional Director
Start date: September 2023 or as soon as suitable
Location: Bell Ln, Enfield EN3 5PA
Salary: Significant & generous six figure salary, including a potential relocation bonus
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Closing date: Monday 20th February, 9am
Visits and interview: To be arranged as suitable for the candidate
We are looking for a new Principal to lead Ark John Keats Academy at this important stage of its journey. The new leader will join our large 3 to 18, all-through school, with great potential and a strong foundation to build on.
There is real potential in our school; as an all-through school the Principal can impact our children’s journey from the moment they enter nursery. With newly built, excellent, modern facilities, and a healthy school budget the Principal also can make real change.
Today our students leave our primary phase having achieved around 10% above the national average. At GCSE, our 2022 Progress 8 score of + 0.73 (top 7% of the country) shows that success continues right through the secondary phase. Furthermore, around a third of our pupils progressed to Russell Group Universities in 2021 and 2022. We are proud of our accomplishments to date, but there is more to be done and improved on, to make sure our school is solidly strong throughout.
Ark John Keats Academy is also part of the Ark multi-academy trust, one of the largest and most successful networks of schools in the country. You will join a community of committed and driven headteachers who work closely together to share good practice, provide support for one another, and improve what we do as a school and a network.
Ark is renowned for its approach to staff development, with high quality training provided at every level for both teaching and non-teaching staff. For Principals this includes extensive training, coaching qualifications and one-to-one coaching development.
We welcome applications from both aspiring principals with substantial secondary leadership experience as well as existing headteachers.
What we offer:
We are offering a significant and generous six figure salary as well as the chance to work alongside some exceptional leaders who offer genuine support and capacity. In addition, at Ark you will:
· Have influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration
· Have support from an experienced group of principals and Regional Director
· Have on-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school
· Have excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network
· Have access to excellent senior leadership training
How to apply:
To apply, please submit an application via our online recruitment portal by 9am on Monday 20rd February.
We warmly welcome conversations about the role and visits to our school. If you would like to be in touch for an informal and confidential conversation, please contact Amit Hathi on Amit.Hathi@arkonline.org or our Head of Talent, Lexy di Marco on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the role, the school and Ark, please view the full job pack.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
We are delighted to introduce you to Ark John Keats Academy. The academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield, with a mixed comprehensive intake. We opened our doors to our first Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year ...