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Location:       Acton, London — a five-minute walk from Acton Town tube station  

Contract:       Full-time hours, permanent contract.  

Start date:     September 2022 – but an earlier start date may be considered

Salary:              Ark MPS / UPS plus TLR 1a 

Closing date: 29th November 2022

Interviews:   TBC 


Opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be our second Head of Year, shaping a new Ark secondary school in Ealing. 


Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton which opened in September 2021 to 180 year 7 students.   We will continue to grow by 180 students each year until reaching full capacity in 2028. 


Ark Soane Academy seeks to redefine what is possible in education: by insisting on the highest standards of behaviour; by delivering an immaculately planned and highly academic curriculum exceptionally well; and by providing our students with a compelling aspiration-raising ethos we seek to transform the future of students in a highly deprived community.


Our teachers are supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning.  


The role 


We are recruiting an exceptional candidate as Head of Year, to work in close partnership with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to embed the school’s vision and continue to develop an outstanding school that empowers our students to take responsibility and drive their own destinies.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their development and preparation for future leadership roles. We will provide one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training. 


Ark Soane Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country. 

As a proud member of the network, we offer:  

·                     Twice as many training days as standard  

·                     Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school 

·                     Coaching for every teacher 

·                     Protected co-planning time  

·                     Access to high-quality, regular professional development  

·                     Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network.  


You will:  

·         Have an unwavering determination to deliver excellence for students from all starting points 

·         Share the Ark Soane beliefs, vision and mission and be aligned with the Ark six pillars underpinning it 

·         Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations for every student in both academic achievement and personal development.  

·         Be committed to continually improving classroom practice and raising attainment.  

·         Manage behaviour effectively to create a positive, calm and purposeful climate for learning 

·         Display the vision to lead character education and enrichment 

·         Have the drive, skills and resilient character required to help develop a new school 

·         Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching your subject  

·         Be reflective about the Academy and committed to securing its continued development  

·         Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools 

View a full job description and person specification click here.pdf

For more information about our school, please visit: www.arksoane.org. To arrange a confidential conversation with the Principal about a role in the school, please contact Principal’s Executive Assistant, Mugdha Malve (hr@arksoane.org) or phone 020 7430 8876


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.