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24 Feb 2023

Full-Time Principal

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy – Posted by ArkSchools London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description



Ark Evelyn Grace Academy


Reports to: Regional Director

Start date: September 2023, or earlier if possible

Location: Shakespeare Rd, London, SE24 0QN

Salary: Significant and generous salary, including potential relocation bonus

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Closing date: Monday 20 March 2023, 9am

School visits: To be arranged as suitable

Final interview: To be arranged as suitable

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy is a secondary school serving pupils aged 11-16 years in the heart of Brixton. We are a small school with only 474 students and strong foundations for improvement. This scale of opportunity offers great scope to influence and bring about rapid improvement.

Our behaviour, culture and ethos are good, and we are immensely proud of our children and their conduct and character.  There is real opportunity for the new Principal to create, embed and establish successful academic outcomes.

The newly appointed Principal will have access to exceptional coaching and training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with Principal colleagues across South London and our network. You will have the support of a dedicated Regional Director, Sian Maddrell and Executive Principal, Matt Jones OBE, to ensure that Ark Evelyn Grace is rooted in excellence.

Ark Evelyn Grace is part of the Ark network of schools, one of the largest and most successful multi-academy trusts in the country. Ark is renowned for its approach to staff development, with high quality training provided at every level for both teaching and non-teaching staff. For Principals this includes extensive training, coaching qualifications and one-to-one coaching development.

What we offer: 

  • Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration 
  • Support from an experienced and nurturing Regional Director
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school 
  • Bespoke teacher development programmes supported by the Great Teacher Rubric
  • Excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network
  • Access to excellent senior leadership training
  • Highly competitive remuneration

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an application via this link by 9am on Monday 20th March. If you have any questions, concerns or time constraints with this deadline please contact us directly. 

We welcome conversations about the role and visits to our school. If you would like to be in touch for an informal and confidential conversation please contact Siân Maddrell, Regional Director, at or Lexy di Marco, our Head of Talent, at  

For more information about the role, the school and Ark, click here to view the full job pack.

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.  

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application via this link by 9am on Monday 20th March. If you have any questions, concerns or time constraints with this deadline please contact us directly. 

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 65 days.

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