Ark Charter Academy
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Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience


When Charter joined the network in 2009 just 3% of pupils had achieved 5 good GCSEs. Over time results have been transformed and last year 64% of pupils achieved a grade 9 – 4, including English and Maths - above the national average.

Charter Academy is a real community school, closely located in walking distance of two Ark primary schools and a private nursery. In 2015 Ark Charter Academy was also a winner of the national Pupil Premium Award recognizing its achievement in the sustained improvement of outcomes for its most disadvantaged students. With a new school building opened in 2010 and building work starting again as we prepare to move from a four-form entry intake to a six-form entry school, Ark Charter is well resourced and ready to grow.

We are looking for a Principal to lead the next chapter of Ark Charter’s journey. As a creative and tenacious leader, you will build consistent levels of excellence across the school and continue to get great results throughout the whole school. You will hold exceptionally high expectations for all pupils and give them every opportunity to succeed.

There is much to be proud of at Ark Charter Academy. As we enter the next phase of our development, we need to build on these successes and embrace future challenges.

Ideal candidates will:

·         Be fully aligned to the six Ark Pillars

·         Have a clear understanding of what makes a great school

·         Be honest, kind, passionate, committed and resilient

·         Possess the technical and behavioural traits to establish a highly successful school

·         Be able to demonstrate impact in key areas of provision and outcomes in current or previous roles

·         Be excited by, and committed to, supporting practices that will drive great progress in the Ark Portsmouth region

·         Be network-minded and be able to contribute meaningfully to our strategic development at both regional and network level


With the support of the whole Ark network, this is a rare opportunity to play a crucial role in transforming education in the region, not just an individual school.


If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact Corrina on 01273 222 877 or James 01904 567818 to arrange an informal conversation with Rebecca Boomer Clark, Director of Secondary.

To apply please go to 

Location: Portsmouth
Closing Date: 10am, 7th May, 2019
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience
First Interview: w/c 13th May
Final Interview: w/c 20th May 


If successful, you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job Pack.pdf

Ark is an international charity that is transforming lives through education. We exist to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to a great education and real choices in life. 

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.