Head of Humanities

Ark Putney Academy

  • £37,667 + TLR1A £9,272 - £57,313 + TLR1A 9,272
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago


Location: Putney, Southwest London

Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Inner London) £37,667 – £57,313 depending on experience 

TLR: 1A £9,272

Working pattern: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Start date: 1 September 2024


Closing date for applications : 10.00am on Monday 3 June

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis so early application is advised.


About the role:

We’re looking to appoint a Head of Humanities (Geography expert) to plan and deliver challenging and engaging lessons that instill a passion for learning. You will lead a team of staff including heads of geography, history and religious education.  You will be expected to teach a high percentage of A-level geography. There will also be the opportunity for the post holder to coach/mentor staff and work with other heads of humanities across the network. 


You will:


  • Be committed to raising the attainment of all students in a challenging classroom environment.
  • Have experience of improving the quality of teaching and learning
  • Be experienced in leading a team and/or working to support the success of others
  • Demonstrate effective behaviour management
  • Have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of students
  • Be committed to Ark Putney’s ethos of high expectations


If you share our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you!


Click here to view the job description: Head of Humanities.pdf


About our school:

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth.  We’re a mixed school with 867 students, ranging from year 7 through to sixth form. 


 We adopt a holistic view to educating young people. Through our commitment to inclusion, equality and attainment, we prepare every student to be a pillar of any community.


In our 2022 Ofsted inspection we were rated ‘Good’ in every category with real strengths in teaching and learning, curriculum breadth and personal development.


We’ve also been celebrating a successful year so far with strong GCSE results that place Ark Putney in the top 20% nationally for progress and ahead of other schools in the local area. This reflects our excellent teaching and the dedication of our staff both to the students and each other.


Find out more about us by visiting www.arkputney.org


We offer:

  • Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale 
  • Tailored professional development based on the needs of the teacher and department to ensure everyone achieves their full potential.
  • Staff receive regular rewards and recognition for effort
  • 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

How to apply:  

Please click ‘apply’ on the website you are visiting to complete an online application form.


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. 


Please click here for other current vacancies.


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 Julie Rickard j.rickard@arkputneyacademy.org.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. 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 this link


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.



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