Vice Principal, Hammersmith and Fulham

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Ark Burlington Danes AcademyHammersmith and Fulham

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive, negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exceptional school

Ark Burlington Danes Academy is a Church of England non-selective, all-through comprehensive school that serves a local community with a high degree of social disadvantage. Our mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, has the right to access the highest qualifications, best universities and most competitive careers. Our teachers are firmly committed to our vision. We believe in a ‘no excuses’ culture and strive to ensure that our students have the best academic education possible, supported by an excellent enrichment and pastoral programme to ensure our children develop into rounded, successful individuals who will thrive in the outside world. We are a learning community that invests heavily in developing the teaching and leadership skills of all our staff through our in-house programmes and the outstanding training provision of the Ark network.

We are seeking to appoint a Vice Principal who can work as part of a strong senior leadership team. This role represents an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a senior leader and take the next step towards headship. 

We are committed to delivering an outstanding education within an outstanding environment where each child, individually, is able to achieve the highest possible academic outcomes. This sense of scholarship underpins all that we do. 

The Vice Principal will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive. Along with other members of the senior leadership team, the Vice Principal will be centrally involved in the management of the academy and will be responsible for helping to establish a culture of high expectations. You will have a demonstrable track record of success as a department leader, pastoral leader or as a member of a senior team. 

You will be able to work collaboratively with other members of academy staff, be open and eager to learn, and have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment. In addition, you will receive training provided by one of the country’s top academy networks that will challenge you to develop your leadership capacity and confidence still further. 

Joining Ark Burlington Danes Academy means you’ll continue the great progress the school has made, while helping to make Ark one of the strongest academy networks in the UK. 

If you share our vision and have experience of leading outstanding practice, then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a leader who exemplifies our belief in the potential of every child, is confident in insisting on the highest standards of academic rigour and behaviour and is energised by the challenge of our work. For further information, a confidential discussion or for any technical queries please contact Peter Haylock, Executive Principal, email address:

To apply, please complete the online application by visiting: Please complete your application by 11am on Thursday 17th January 2019.  

Location: Ark Burlington Danes Academy 

Closing date: 11am on 17th January 2019 

Salary: Highly competitive, negotiable depending on experience 

Start Date: April 2019 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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More about Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Wood Lane, Hammersmith, London, W12 0HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8735 4950
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Burlington Danes Academy opened as the successor to Burlington Danes School in September 2006. It is a 6 form entry secondary school for 11-18 year olds. It continues the predecessor school’s long history as a Church of England School and its commitm...