Ark St Albans - Principal
Ark St Albans Academy

Ark St Albans - Principal 

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Are you passionate about improving educational outcomes and continuing to develop an outstanding high-profile secondary school in Birmingham?

At Ark St Alban’s Academy, we have high expectations of our students, exactly as if they were our own children. We expect them to go to university, succeed there, and then lead fulfilling lives that make them happy and allow them to contribute to the community.

Because we believe that all children can - and will - achieve, we do everything we can to make sure that they reach their goal. We act with integrity and discipline to challenge all members of our learning community to make the most of their God given talents, maximising their contribution to society and making the world a better place for us all.

These expectations and values are built on our inclusive Christian mission and the underlying principles of the Ark Schools network. They lead to high quality teaching and learning in a structured and disciplined environment that ensures outstanding student progress across all subjects.

Joining St Alban’s means you will be joining an outstanding high-profile school known for its academic excellence. You’ll continue the great progress the school has made, while helping to lead Ark’s expansion in Birmingham.

We know that our staff are having a real impact and we are seeking a committed and ambitious school leader who sees this as an opportunity not only to lead an outstanding school but to make it better.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a very clear understanding of what makes a great school and the skills and character required to develop this
  • 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 excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress in the Ark Birmingham area and across the wider network of Ark schools

Please see the full Recruitment Pack below:

Ark St Albans Recruitment Pack

To apply please go to Please submit your application by 25 February 2020 at 10am. For further information, a confidential discussion or for any queries please contact Mark Gregory, Regional Director for Birmingham Secondaries, on

Closing date: 25 February 2020

First Stage Interviews: 05 March 2020

Final Interviews: 10 March 2020

Start Date: September 2020

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.