Head of Religion and Philosophy

Ark Soane Academy

  • £37667 - £59242
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Ark Soane Academy

Head of Religion and Philosophy


Location: Acton, West London – a five-minute walk from Acton Town tube station

Salary: MPS / UPS (plus TLR 2B)

Contract: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Start date: September 2024

Closing date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early
applications are advised.

Interview date: TBC


About the role: 

We are recruiting an exceptional team of
staff to support the growth of a genuinely transformational school. The
successful candidate will join a very strong religion and philosophy department
and will ensure that religion and philosophy remain at the heart of the

The successful candidate will embed the
school vision and support the development of an outstanding school that
empowers our students to take responsibility and drive their own destiny’s.

The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to grow with the school. They will be supported in their
development and preparation for future roles. We develop every staff member
that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching and mentoring and
access to extensive network training.


Our ideal candidate will have:

• Have an unwavering determination to deliver excellence for
students from all starting points

• Share the Ark Soane beliefs, vision and
mission and be aligned with the Ark six pillars underpinning it

• Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations for every
student in both academic achievement and personal development

• Be committed to continually improving classroom practice and
raising attainment

• Manage behaviour effectively to create a positive, calm and
purposeful climate for learning

• Have the drive, skills and resilient
character required to help develop a new school

• Combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching your

• Be reflective about the Academy and committed to securing its
continued development

• Value and support practices driving continued progress across the
network of Ark schools


Full job details Head of RE.pdf


About our school:

We are a brand new, non-selective,
non-denominational secondary school which opened in Ealing in September 2021.


We are committed to delivering a
highly challenging curriculum in a calm and purposeful environment with great
teaching, outstanding behaviour, kindness and respect for all our students.


Ark Soane 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.


Our school opened to 180 students in
September 2021 and currently have 540 Year 7, Year 8  and Year 9 students and will grow by 180
students each year before reaching full capacity in 2028.


This year, we moved into our
brand new school building. Therefore, joining Soane now is a unique opportunity
to become part of a thriving, collaborative and growing team who all hold the
highest expectations of student behaviour and effort and are all deeply
committed to the success of our students and of the school.  


Find out more
by visiting – www.arksoane.org


We offer

·       Salaries 2.5%
higher than main pay scale.

·       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.
Job Pack.pdf  


How to apply: 
Please visit https://arksoane.org/current-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.

To arrange an informal chat or for any technical queries, please
contact Zahra Hamdaoui by email (hr@arksoane.org)
or phone 020 8161 5579.


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.  

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. 

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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