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Ark Swift Primary Academy
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EYFS Phase Lead

Maternity Cover – fixed-term for 1 academic year

Location: White City, London
Deadline: 5pm on 14th May 2021
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS (£32,960 – £52,976) pa – depending on experience + TLR 2B
Start date: September 2021
Contract: Fixed-term for 1 academic year
Interviews: Week beginning 17th May 2021

Ark Swift is at an exciting point on its ‘journey to excellence’ and we have ambitious plans to get us there.  Due to an upcoming maternity leave, we are looking for experienced or aspiring leaders who can innovate and shape our early years provision.  If you have a passion for motivating and nurturing young learners and inspiring colleagues, we would love to hear from you.


You could be helping to create an exciting school environment where pupils are able to achieve their very best, whilst having the support and guidance necessary to help you accomplish this. 


We believe that school is not just about reading and writing in these early stages, it's also about growing as people. Our teachers have time to get to know every child which enables a strong focus on individual learning.  Our consistent behaviour management strategies allow staff to concentrate on teaching, and pupils on learning.


Our leadership team is approachable, friendly and always available to help. You will find there is a real ‘team effort’ ethos at the school, with the leadership team regularly covering classes to allow staff extra time for planning and assessment. We have fostered a supportive and collaborative infrastructure that will ensure your career progression is nurtured every step of the way.  Hard work will never go unnoticed at Ark Swift as we have fostered a culture of praise amongst our staff.


Ark Swift lies at the heart of the Ed City development: a non-profit project to create an education and charity hub in White City – bringing social and educational benefits to the local community.  Due for completion in 2022, Ark Swift Primary Academy will benefit from modern teaching environments, new outdoor learning spaces, improved IT, and sports and performing arts facilities.


Ark Swift Primary Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK's most successful school groups with a network of 38 schools in 4 locations across the country. As part of the network, our staff can expect: 


  • Access to a range of discounts through the Ark Rewards Scheme which includes reduced gym memberships, discounts at major retailers and travel loans 
  • Twice as many training days as standard
You can read the full job description and person specification here.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged; to arrange, please call 020 8743 2514 or email info@arkswiftprimary.org. Visit http://arkswift.org/ for more information on the school.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact the Principal, Daniel Upfield on 020 8743 2514 or d.upfield@arkswiftprimary.org


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.


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