Secondary Head of French

Ark John Keats Academy

  • 35,368 - 53,230
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Ark John Keats Academy


Secondary Head of French


Location: Enfield – easily accessible from central, north, and east London, as well as surrounding areas.

Salary:  Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £35,368- £47,152 or £49,498- £53,230, with TLR2c £7,847 depending on experience.

Working pattern: Full-time (Flexible/Part-time working will be considered)

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September 2024


Closing date:   Monday 10th June

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Interviews:  Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.


Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.


About the role:


We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Head of French to join our team and lead on this critical curriculum area. All students at Ark John Keats study French throughout KS3 and the vast majority take French to GCSE level – our current entry rate is 80% and we are ambitious about ensuring all students become proficient linguists.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Head of Department to join a large and successful school. The ideal candidate will be someone who aligns with our approach to curriculum and teaching. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other teachers and leaders in the school and across the Ark network to secure excellent outcomes for our children.



You will: 

·         Be vision aligned with our approach to curriculum and teaching.

·         Have genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

·         Have up-to-date knowledge in the curriculum area.

·         Be motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.



About our school:

Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.


Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars, find out about them here.


If you would like to find out more about us, please visit www.arkjohnkeatsorg.






We offer:

·         Twice the number of training days as standard.

·         Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers.

·         Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycle.

·         Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym.


How to get to us?

Travelling by rail from central London: Our nearest overground station, Turkey Street, is a 10-minute walk from the school and stops at Seven Sisters, Stoke Newington, and Hackney Downs on the way to Liverpool Street. National Rail services are also a 10-minute walk and stop at Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs before finishing at Liverpool Street.


Travelling by car: We are easily reached by car, with most of Northeast London accessible within 30 minutes. There is free on-site parking for staff. 


How to apply:

Please find the role on and apply. We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.


For further information or to arrange a discussion, contact us at



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.


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