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16 May 2023

Full-Time Ark Maths Lead

ArkSchools – Posted by ArkSchools London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Ark Maths Lead


Reports to: Senior Network Lead for Mathematics

Location: West London – currently operating an agile working policy with two core days (Mon and Weds) in the office and with travel to other sites as needed

Contract: Permanent

Pattern: Full Time (standard hours 9am – 5.30pm), part-time would be considered

Closing date: 24/05/2023 at 10am

Interviews: 26/05/2023

Salary:£50,000 to £60,00 (depending on experience)


About the role:

The Ark Maths Lead works with the Network Lead for Secondary Maths to support maths departments to achieve excellent outcomes for pupils. The key levers for delivery are:

  1. Curriculum delivery and implementation
  2. Direct school improvement
  3. Building capacity through the network
  4. Network assessment design, analysis and action planning
  5. Cohort-level subject training
  6. Maintaining awareness of school-level and subject-level developments more broadly

In addition to working closely with the Network Lead, they will also work with maths departments, Maths Mastery, other Network Leads and leaders within the central team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Network Lead’s work with maths departments, senior leaders, Maths Mastery (Ark Curriculum Plus) and other Network Leads to ensure maths curriculum is successfully implemented across our network of schools and meets schools’ needs
  • Evaluate the use of digital learning tools and work with the Network Digital Lead to support and promote effective use of these tools for home learning
  • Work closely with a small number of focus schools to support outcomes in maths via weekly online support and fortnightly school visits
  • Work with the Network Lead to support Heads of Department to develop and launch action plans to improve outcomes across all key stages
  • Support with the selection, design and quality-assurance of network-wide assessments
  • Use termly assessment data to inform training and work with schools to review their department’s curriculum or training
  • Support with the design and delivery of termly Network Days, other network meetings, training sessions

Key Requirements:

  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK
  • Experience leading and teaching Maths within more than one school (Head of Department, or similar responsibility for securing pupil outcomes) or across a range of schools, in order to raise outcomes for disadvantaged pupils
  • Substantial knowledge of the Maths curriculum and related pedagogy
  • Experience of raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment
  • Evidence of raising attainment through data analysis and assessment
  • Experience of delivering consistently outstanding lessons
  • Experience of delivering CPD to teachers
  • Commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to every pupil, regardless of background

View the full job description and person specification here 

About Ark

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 28,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.


You’ll be joining a group of like-minded, ambitious individuals who work collaboratively and are all committed to our core mission, that every child has the potential to succeed. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, we are shaping our goals for the next 20 and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.



  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 30 days after 3-years’ service. This entitlement is pro rata for part time employees. This entitlement excludes bank holidays
  • Full office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working, with currently two days a week in our state-of-the-art office in West London working alongside colleagues
  • Regular social events, monthly free breakfast, and daily fruit
  • A flexible approach to working with understanding and consideration for work life balance and personal commitments
  • As an Ark employee, you will have the opportunity to be part of the TPT (The Pension Trust) scheme, our workplace pension scheme where we make an 11% contribution; you are not required to contribute towards this scheme unless you choose to. Depending on your role you may also be entitled to TPS which is a defined benefit scheme where you contribute a percentage based on how much you earn (as do we) in exchange for a guaranteed amount in your pension pot every year
  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career, offering both face-to-face sessions and a bespoke online learning platform
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans available for season tickets or a bike, gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym and free eye tests


Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

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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How to Apply

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by Wednesday 24th May 2023 at 10am but 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. Click here to apply   This ATS application form should take no longer 20 minutes to complete. At any time, you can pause, save, and log back in. If you have any difficulty with meeting the deadline for application, please contact recruitment@arkonline.org

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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