Head of RE

Ark Pioneer Academy

  • MPS £35,368 - £47,152 / UPS £49,498 - £53,230 + TLR - MPS £35,368 - £47,152 / UPS £49,498 - £53,230 + TLR
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Role: Head of RE

Start: May or September

Reports to: Principal

Salary: MPS £35,368 – £47,152 / UPS £49,498 – £53,230 + TLR


An exciting opportunity for an exceptional teacher to join our outstanding new school, developing our rigorous RE curriculum as we embark on opening our Sixth Form in September!


What’s special about this role?

This role is ideal for candidates passionate about developing a team and leading the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum.  From the start of year 7 at our school, we ensure pupils are exposed to rich, challenging curriculum for RE and we have a very high take up at Key Stage 4. This is an exciting time to join the team, as our founding year group prepare to progress into Sixth Form and we plan our A Level Religious Studies offer. The Head of RE will work closely with the Sixth Form leadership team to enable the highest level of student progress and attainment.


Who are we looking for?

Across school life, we embed high aspirations and a growth mindset in all of our children. We believe that every young person who joins us has the potential to be knowledgeable, articulate and successful. It’s important this resonates with all candidates. Equally important is subject expertise, which is critical to support strong curriculum planning and implementation. Read more about this leadership role and our ideal candidate here: Job description & Person specification.


Why will you love our school?

There are lots of reasons! We’re lucky to be based in a brand-new building with top class facilities. We serve a wonderfully diverse community – we are non-denominational, mixed gender and two fifths of our pupils receive pupil premium funding. We’re led by our values – Aim High, Have Integrity, Be Kind and Model Determination and our team truly unite behind our vision. Curriculum is incredibly important to us and we’ve planned backwards from university readiness to give our pupils the very best in every subject discipline. We timetable collaborative planning and love to engage in ‘productive struggle’. Every team member is supported with coaching and tailored professional development, whatever stage they are at in their career. Our extended school day (we finish at 4 four days a week and earlier on Wednesday) allows us to offer a broad, rich curriculum and timetabled enrichment for every child – but we never have meetings after school. Our team say: ‘All staff are incredibly supportive and positive, and it is a great environment to work in’. You can click here to see a video of school in action or read more about our school here.

Click here to read our Ofsted report from September 2023


What are the benefits of working with Ark?

We are lucky to be part of the Ark network of schools, and to build on the successes of numerous exceptional start-up schools in our North London region. Ark offers bespoke professional development to all team members and the opportunity to plan and moderate with colleagues in the same discipline, beyond our own school gates. Joining our network opens a breadth of opportunities – many of our team have taken on leadership roles progressing from one of our sister schools. Ark employees have benefits beyond the classroom including everything from shopping discounts to a supportive and comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. In short, you won’t find a better network of schools to join! Read more about Ark here


Would you like to find out more?

If you’d like to speak to our principal confidentially about the role and/or arrange a visit let Chloe c.conces@arkpioneer.org know.



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, click here.

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