Principal, Redbridge

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Isaac Newton AcademyRedbridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an inspirational Principal to lead Isaac Newton Academy through the next chapter in its history. You will be a creative and tenacious leader who will help us to continue to get great results throughout the whole school. You will hold exceptionally high expectations for all pupils and make sure they are given every opportunity to succeed.

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. The secondary school opened in 2012 with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students and it will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020. Our school was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2018.

There is much to be proud of and as we enter the next phase of our development, we need to build on these successes and embrace future challenges.


This is an exciting and challenging role which offers:

  • The opportunity to make a significant impact and ensure a lasting legacy
  • A highly competitive salary package and unrivalled professional development
  • The unwavering support of an experienced Regional Director and the Ark network
  • The chance to work with a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of students
  • Partnership with a forward-thinking governing body and active Chair who sponsored the school
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of our secondary curriculum across the entire Ark network


We know that great schools need great senior leaders, which is why we are always keen to hear from people who share our belief that an excellent education is central to transforming lives.


Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a very clear understanding of what makes a great school and the skills and character required to develop this
  • Evidence of effective leadership at a whole school level
  • Be a great teacher themselves. As a leader of teaching, we are looking for someone who really knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and how to achieve it
  • Be fully aligned with Ark’s values and six pillars
  • Be committed to supporting practices that will drive great progress in Ark’s London hub and across the wider network of Ark schools


In return, you will work with an experienced SLT and will be given the opportunity to broaden and develop your skills. We are committed to providing staff with high-quality and regular professional development.


To apply please go to: arkina.our-careers.co.uk


Reports to: Regional Director

Start date: September 2019

Location: Outer London — Ilford

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Closing date: 10am Monday 14 January

First interview: Thursday 17 January (with school visits Thursday 24 January if required)

Second interview: Monday 28 January


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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 911 6666
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Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and ...