Lead Teacher of Sociology

King Solomon Academy

Lead Teacher of Sociology


Location:  Marylebone, London

Salary: (Ark Main Scale to Upper Pay Spine (Inner London)) £37,667-£59,242 dependent on experience, plus TLR 2a (£3,213)

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September 2024 or May 2024 (or earlier by agreement)

Closing date: 9am on Friday 1st December 2023


This is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding school


About the role:

We are seeking an exceptional Lead Teacher of Sociology, ready to join our high-performing school and to contribute to the achieving of our mission.


As our sixth form is due to grow in September 2024, we are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and talented teacher and leader to join our passionate team of teachers. Social Sciences are some of the most popular subjects in our Sixth Form and they play an important role in the academic and cultural education of our pupils.


We are looking to expand our curriculum provision to offer an exceptional Sociology course that students will thrive in studying at A Level and that will propel them to great destinations. We are looking for an inspirational teacher who can bring Sociology to life for our pupils in the classroom and beyond.


Our ideal candidate will have:

·         Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities etc.


View the full job description and person specification here.


About our school:

King Solomon Academy is a genuine all-through school, with our pupils staying with us from nursery to sixth form across two sites, ten minutes-walk apart. Because of this, we have a unique opportunity to have a long term and dramatic impact on our pupils’ lives. This all starts in our primary school, where our pupils develop, and grow a love of learning.


We have a strong track-record as a school in making a significant impact on our pupils’ lives. We adopt a mastery approach in primary, meaning that our pupils have more time and explicit teaching of the skills and concepts that underpin long term success in academics, enriched by a varied and cultural capital enhancing curriculum which inspires and engages our pupils. Our specialist teaching model allows pupils to benefit from expert teaching in PE, music, art, humanities and science and means all staff have time to plan each subject properly.


In September 2019 we merged with Ark Paddington Green Academy and combined to form one all-through King Solomon Academy with Nursery-Year 4 on our Younger Years Site (Crompton Street) and Year 5 - Year 13 on the Older Years Site (Penfold Street). In May 2021, we opened a purpose-built nursery for 2-4 year olds. Our Younger Years Site has generous outdoor space, including a beautiful global food garden and a woodland garden where we run Forest School in EYFS and KS1. UKS2 pupils benefit from all the resources of sharing a site with secondary: a huge MUGA, basketball courts, science labs, specialist music equipment and so on.


Benefits of working for King Solomon Academy:


We believe in aiming high, working together, being kind and leading the way. Through weekly individual coaching, year group intellectual preparation time and whole school PD, we invest in your growth and development as a teacher to ensure you can excel in creating the best possible climate for learning for our pupils to thrive in.

Through our approach to professional development we can promise a successful candidate a positive and rewarding journey of growth. Through shared weekly and long-term planning, a large number of training days and access to the resources and opportunities in the Ark network, we are able to support our teachers to thrive.

How to apply:

Please click the apply button below and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is advised.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. To arrange a visit, an informal chat or for any queries, please contact our HR Officer, Salma on ksa.hr@kingsolomonacademy.org or phone 0207 563 6900.


To see more information about our school and current vacancies, please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 



Lead Teacher of Sociology
Location: Ark King Solomon Academy
Salary: Ark Main Scale to Upper Pay Spine (Inner London) £37,667 - £59,242 dependent on experience, plus TLR 2a (£3,213)