This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a great teacher to lead the development of outstanding Maths teaching across part of the South London region of Ark Schools based at Ark Putney, a rapidly growing Ark School. The role would suit an excellent class practioner, with middle leader experience, who is aspiring to a senior leadership role or to an existing senior leader who has an interest in working across more than one school in order to develop our highly motivated and committed teaching staff. You will help us achieve our mission by creating and developing great teachers who will improve the life chances of our children. If you are a specialist in Maths with an interest in adding value, helping others improve and adding capacity across the network, you will be ideally suited to this role.
The role will based at Ark Putney Academy, developing the school as a centre of excellence with some outreach work at other Ark Schools to ensure rapid improvement for all students across the Region. A fixed period of time will be spent teaching Maths at Ark Putney Academy with a 60% loading , the remainder of time will be spent working collaboratively with a highly successful existing team of regional leads who have a proven track record of supporting rapid school improvement through the coaching and mentoring of class teachers and middle leaders. This is a position of key influence and an opportunity to develop your strengths as a leader.
Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life.
We know that great schools need great teachers, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career - from starting out as an NQT to running your own school.
Our highly-successful network of 35 schools educates over 23,000 students across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.
You will be aligned to Ark’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff and have demonstrable evidence of leading/driving teaching and learning.
Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Ark Putney is a mixed school with 638 students, ranging from year 7 through to a very successful sixth form.
In its 2017 OFSTED inspection Ark Putney Academy was rated ‘Good’ in every category. We have a very successful sixth form which is renowned in the local area. We have a strong ethos, results are excellent and every year, we send large numbers of students to some of the best universities, including Oxbridge. We currently successfully offer Maths and Further Maths at A Level
Our Maths department includes 9 well qualified staff including a Head of Department and three post –holders
The successful candidate will:
- be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
- have an up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements have had experience of successfully leading a Maths curriculum
- have had experience of delivering effective training to individuals and groups of staff have proven experience of identifying, and implementing effective strategies for improving Maths attainment in urban schools at KS3, 4 and preferably 5
- have a highly effective style that is both consultative and influential
- be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
- be aligned with Ark’s ethos of growth mind set, high aspirations and high expectations of self and others
Please submit your application form by 21st March
If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Alison Downey, Principal at Ark Putney Academy on 020 8394 5612.
Closing date: 21st March at 10am.
Start Date: September 2018
Contract: Permanent Salary:
Leadership Scale L7-11 (£53,193 - £57,917)
Interviews: Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified so early application is strongly advised.
Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check