Head of English
Ark Kings Academy
Salary From
Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£26,356 – £45,202) and TLR1b (£10,201

Ark Kings

Head of English


At ARK Kings Academy we take safeguarding very seriously. All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. 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.


Our mission as a school is to create a school in which every child thrives, academically and socially. Our school values are: 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together’ – and they permeate everything we do in school with our pupils, our parents, our staff and the wider community. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that all pupils, regardless of circumstance have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.


We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified professional who is both passionate and knowledgeable to lead our excellent English department.


You will be part of the middle leadership team and school community which genuinely has a chance to be part of transforming lives.


As Head of English, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment. You will lead the professional community of English to ensure high attainment across the school.

The ability to demonstrate a commitment to provide highly effective leadership within the department is essential, along with an excellent track record of high quality teaching. We set high expectations and are passionate about sustaining a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum for all of our pupils.


Role:                                     Head of English

Reporting to:                     Appropriate senior leader

Location:                            Ark Kings, Shannon Road, Birmingham, B38 9DE

Contract:                            Permanent

Working Pattern:           Full Time

Salary:                                 Ark MPS/UPS Outside London (£26,356 – £45,202) and TLR1b (£10,201)


You can view the full job description and person specification here


The closing date for applications is 9:30am on Monday 6th June 2022. For an informal, confidential discussion please contact the school on 0121 459 4451 to arrange a discussion with a member of the senior leadership team.


Applications are to be made by completing the online application form and should include an explanation of the motivation to apply and examples of where capacity to meet aspects of the job description have been evidenced in career history to date. 


Ark Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and apprentices to share this commitment. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.


Closing Date:          9:30am 6th June 2022

Interviews:              TBC

Start Date                September 2022