Second in charge - English
Ark Pioneer Academy
Salary From
MPS £30,663 - £42,164 / UPS £44,263 - £47,600 plus TLR 2a
Salary To
MPS £30,663 - £42,164 / UPS £44,263 - £47,600 plus TLR 2a

Second in charge - English

Location: Barnet, London — a five minute walk from High Barnet tube station

Start: May/June 2022


Opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be a leader in a critical department, shaping a new Ark secondary school in Barnet


In September 2019, Ark Pioneer, a non-selective secondary school, opened its doors to our brand new building in Barnet and welcomed in our first year 7. By the time these pupils reach year 13, we’ll have over a thousand pupils. Our school is focused on delivering a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country. Our vision is that every pupil leaves Ark Pioneer with real options, be it embarking on the university course of their choice or starting out in their chosen career.

We are recruiting a team of exceptional staff to achieve our vision and work together to create a genuinely outstanding school. The new Second in English will work closely with our Head of Department to shape our provision in that area through to Key Stage 5 and support in developing an exceptional team of English teachers.

Middle leadership experience will not be a determining factor. We will develop every teacher and leader that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching and mentoring and access to extensive network training.


The ideal candidate will

·         Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree

·         Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching English

·         Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department

·         Share the Ark Pioneer vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it

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


Please submit your application by 9am on Wednesday 16th February. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact and our Principal will be in touch with you.


Closing Date: Wednesday 16th February at 9am (Early applicants welcome)

Interviews: February/March 22

Salary: ARK MPS £30,663 - £42,164 / UPS £44,263 - £47,600 plus TLR 2a

Contract: Full-time hours, permanent contract


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.


Ark Pioneer Second in English JD PS.pdf

Ark Pioneer Academy Vision and Pillars.pdf