Data & Examinations Manager

Ark Blake Academy

  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 04/06/24
  • Job Reference: Blake-5660
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job title:  Data & Examinations Manager (Ark Blake Academy)


Location:  East Croydon – Ten-minute walk from East Croydon station

Contract:  Permanent; 40 hours per week – Term Time + 2 weeks 

Salary:  Ark Outer London Support Scale 8: Pay Points 19 to 29 (£32,828 to £39,342) per annum

Start date:  September 2024

Closing date:  12.00pm on Tuesday 4th June 2024


Please note we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.  Early application is strongly advised.


Things are changing at Ark Blake.

Do you want to be part of a new and developing team where you will help make a lasting impact on our students and unlock their life chances?


We have an opportunity for an exceptional Data & Examinations Manager


About our school:


Ark Blake Academy is a growing and successful academy based in East Croydon that opened in September 2020.  We are consistently oversubscribed in every year group and currently have students in Years 7–10.  We will continue to grow and look forward to our first cohort of students completing their GCSE studies in the summer of 2025.  We have recently welcomed a new Principal and a number senior and middle leaders to the Academy and are now wishing to recruit for further key roles to drive forward our ambitious plans.


At Ark Blake Academy, our mission for the school is to embed a powerful knowledge-rich curriculum and provide fantastic opportunities for character development, all underpinned by an environment where exemplary behaviour is the norm.  In terms of our school culture, it is based around the simple but powerful belief of ‘working hard, being kind and taking responsibility’.  We aim to become a leading school in London as quickly as possible by living out this day to day belief.


What we offer our staff?


·         Collaborative planning, centralised or shared resources

·         Clear and consistent behaviour systems

·         Knowledge rich curriculum & traditional T&L approach

·         Highly visible supportive leaders who have your back

·         Centralised daily detentions

·         Realistic and manageable feedback policy

·         Excellent CPD opportunities – internal & within network

·         Thoughtful and impactful meeting schedule with time for co-planning

·         Friday afternoon co-planning following earlier student dismissal

·         Free breakfast daily


Why Work at Ark Blake Academy?


Further information about working at Ark Blake can be found here.


The opportunity


Ark Blake Academy are seeking a Data & Examinations Manager to join our team.  As Data & Examinations Manager, you will be responsible for the curation and analysis of data across the Academy overseeing the storage of data and the use of information within the establishment.  Working alongside the Vice Principal – Curriculum & Assessment they will help to lead and oversee the examinations processes.


The successful candidate’s role will be responsible for ensuring that routines, systems and procedures are in place to support the Academy effectively in carrying out all aspects of their work to the highest possible standards.


 The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the Academy.  We will provide one-to-one support, coaching and access to extensive network training to support career development and leadership opportunities. 


In addition to professional support all employees are eligible for Ark Rewards, a scheme that offers discounts at many retailers and other benefits such as Cycle to Work and the Employee Assistance Programme.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:


  • Knowledge of Management Information Systems (MIS).  Bromcom experience is advantageous but not essential as training will be provided
  • Experience of liaising with students, staff members and external stakeholders
  • Mathematical and statistical knowledge and data security experience
  • A good understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding exams, storage of papers and inspection procedures
  • Possess excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations.
  • Be passionate about working in a school and with young people


For further information please refer to the full job description and person specification.


Ark Blake Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 39 schools in 4 locations across the country.


As a proud member of the network, 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 tickets or to buy a bicycle

·         Gym discounts offering up to 40% off membership

·         Access to our Employee Assistance programme providing free confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of support

·         Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school

·         Protected co-planning and department meeting time

·         Access to high-quality, regular professional development

·         Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

How to apply:


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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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.


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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