Head of Geography

Ark All Saints Academy

  • £37,667 - £48,857
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: Camberwell, South London

Salary: £37,667 – £48,857 plus TLR2B

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Start date: September 2024

Closing date: 3rd May 2024 at 5pm

Interview Date:  Week commencing 6th May 2024


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



Be part of a school that the local community of Camberwell is proud of.


About the role:


We are now looking to appoint a Lead Teacher of Geography to join our school.  We are looking for an inspirational teacher who can lead our Geography department towards ‘Outstanding’


 Our ideal candidate will:

  •        Be passionate about teaching Geography and committed to achieving excellent results for their students
  •        Demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  •        Have experience of working in a challenging classroom environment, implementing and developing schemes to improve behaviour
  •        Have experience of leading or coaching and mentoring other colleagues
  •        Have experience of improving the teaching and learning of their subject through classroom delivery, schemes of work and extra-curricular activities
  •        Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses. 


In return, we offer outstanding professional development and training, attractive remuneration and a range of benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.  Your development as a teacher will be supported by the expertise of the senior leadership team and colleagues across the Ark network.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of our students, we would be delighted to hear from you.


View the full job description and person specification here



 About our school:


At Ark All Saints Academy, we relentlessly pursue academic excellence for all children. Our vision is for every child at our school fulfil their potential and be set up for success when they move on to sixth form and university. Our teaching and academic intervention groups are named after leading universities as a reminder to all of our aims.

 Our values and ethos are based in Christian principles and whilst we welcome people of all faith and none, we expect all scholars to respect each other’s faith.

 Our staff team is deeply committed to the academy’s future, and looking to create a vision for success, a culture of academic achievement and a nurturing environment in which students can thrive. Our goals are:


·    To grow in CONFIDENCE

·       To live RESPONSIBLY

·       To act with INTEGRITY

·       To be SUCCESSFUL 


 To learn more about us, please visit www.arkallsaintsacademy.org


 What we offer:


·       Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.

·       Twice as many training days as standard.

·       Generous pension scheme.

·       Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers

·       Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.

·       Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.

·       Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.


 Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


 How to apply:


Please visit www.arkallsaintsacademy.org/vacancies 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 strongly advised.


 If you would like to discuss this opportunity or for any queries, please contact our HR Lead – Laura-Lee Pryce on l.pryce@arkallsaintsacademy.org.

 For any technical issues, please contact our system support team by clicking the chat function on the bottom right of the advert screen.

 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. 


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.





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