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Senior Leader (Behaviour and Inclusion) - Fixed Term
Ark Walworth Academy

Senior Leader (Behaviour and Inclusion) Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Competitive

Required for September 2020

Job Description and Person Specification

Ark Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike.  

We seek a committed, dynamic and resilient leader to drive school climate.  This role is initially being offered on a 1-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of a permanent post the following year. Candidates should have a proven track record of success and a strong commitment to inclusive practice. We welcome applications from appropriately qualified practitioners from teaching or non-teaching backgrounds, though experience at senior leadership level and in challenging contexts will be an advantage. The successful candidate will take up the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school, supported by a full-time non-teaching Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and additional administrative support.

Our staff are: 

·         Committed, enthusiastic practitioners seeking to support excellent progress for our students  

·         Educators who aspire to the highest standards of behaviour, academic success, and wellbeing for all in our community  

·         Resilient, reflective and thoughtful professionals, seeking to develop themselves with us  


In return, we offer:   

·         An externally recognised progression route with the support of a nationally recognised network 

·         Dedicated Network Leads for subjects and areas, providing cutting-edge training and development opportunities  

·         A fully accessible, well resourced, multi-million pound building in which to practice, accessible via various transport links, including train, tube and bus services from Elephant and Castle, as well as bus links from London Bridge and Tower Bridge 

·         A school community with a genuine family ethos, investing in staff wellbeing with sports and events  

·         Varied routes into teaching and industry-recognised professional qualifications (Ark Teacher Training, PGCE, Teach First, Now Teach, NPQML, NPQSL, BA and Masters programmes 

·         A comprehensive support and induction programme for all staff including accommodation in zone 2 available for NQTs and trainees.   

·         A dedicated Employee Assistance and benefits package from Ark Rewards 

Due to the school closure period, we have adapted our recruitment process.  All interviews will be conducted remotely, as will assessments of candidates.  More details about our Virtual Interviews can be found on our website here.


Applications will be reviewed, and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are encouraged.  


We look forward to receiving your application.