Head of KS5

Ark Acton Academy

  • £34,452 - £40,427
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reporting to: Vice Principal

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September 2024

Working Pattern: Annualised Hours 40 hrs /week

Salary: Ark Support Scale 8 Pay Points 19-29

Closing Date: 26th July 2024

Location: Acton, London — Excellent transport links, Acton Town station only 5 minutes’ walk and ample car parking onsite.


Our ethos is clear, and we are unwavering in our dedication to it. We simply believe that every child regardless of background or prior achievement, can be successful if given great teaching and pastoral support.

We are a diverse and vibrant academy, having every language on the DfE census represented in the Academy and we are proud to be a true comprehensive school and we maintain this comprehensive intake right through to our 6th form.


About the role:

As Head of Key Stage 5 you will lead the culture of sixth form, ensuring pupils have the best experience of learning and wrap around support to be successful, secure great destinations and live lives of which they can be proud.

You will contribute to the strategic leadership of the school, ensuring effective pastoral systems and procedures are consistently implemented. You will lead and develop a professional community of form tutors, to ensure that the highest level of pastoral care is provided to every student.

In return you will be joining a warm and friendly team with excellent staff well-being including the use of our fully equipped gym. As part of Ark we are committed to excellent CPD encouraging staff development.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with students at KS5 level
  • Able to work with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels of seniority with confidence, tact and diplomacy

More information and a full job description here.

For further information on the school including our policies please visit the school site at https://arkacton.org


The school is highly committed to safeguarding, with policies and procedure to support this.

View the school policies including the schools safeguarding policy here

View more information on the benefits of working for Ark here.


As part of the shortlisting process, we may conduct an online search as part of due diligence checks in the recruitment process.


To apply please visit our vacancies page at https://arkacton.org/vacancies. Please submit your application by 26th July 2024. At any time you can pause, save and log back into your application.


For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact M.Murphy1@arkacton.org.


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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