Head of Science
Ark John Keats Academy
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Head of Science: Ark John Keats Academy  


Reports to: Assistant Principal 

Start Date: September 2022 or sooner  

Closing date: 20th May 2022  

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £30,663 -£42,164 or £44,263 - £47,600, depending on experience plus TLR1B £10,201


Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised. 

Exciting opportunity to join an exceptional school in north London.    


At Ark John Keats Academy, we believe that all students should have access to a rigorous science curriculum that helps them to develop a deep understanding of the world around them, and sets them up to be successful and active participants in society. Science is a popular subject at AJK and we are continuing to expand our provision at KS5 to meet the level of interest in science related career paths and degree courses. We offer Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-Level as well as Applied Science Level 3 BTEC, which forms part of our Ark Professional Pathways programme.  


Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future. 


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies. 


Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:  


High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve 

Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens door for the future. 

Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question. 

Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond. 

Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals. 

Always learning we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.  



At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point. 


We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families. 


We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve. 


In recruiting for the Head of Science role we are seeking the following from applicants: 


·                     A degree in one of the sciences and good A levels, or the equivalent. 

·                     Understanding of, and alignment with, our six pillars 

·                     High standards of professionalism 

·                     Courteousness  

·                     Record of high-quality teaching 

·                     The potential to be an exceptional leader 

We are committed to providing staff with high quality and regular CPD. All teachers and leaders have weekly coaching, a weekly whole staff training session, 12 CPD days annually and access to an extensive menu of Ark training programmes for all levels.  



To apply please click here and submit your application by 9am on Friday 20th May 2022. For further information, please contact recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org . 



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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