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26 Jan 2024

Full-Time Principal

ArkSchools – Posted by ArkSchools Barnet, England, United Kingdom

Job Description




Reports to: Regional Director

Start date: April or September 2024, or as soon as reasonably possible

Location: Australia Road, London, W12 7PT

Salary: Significant and generous salary, including potential relocation package

Closing date: 9am, Friday 16 February­­­­ 2024

School visits: To be arranged as suitable for the candidate

Interviews: To be arranged as suitable for the candidate


Ark White City offers a rare opportunity to lead a recently established school, on a brand-new site in West London.  

Formed by the merger of two Ark schools, Ark White City has secure foundations in place from its predecessor schools with new energy to grow and develop.

The school is an integral part of Ark’s EdCity development; a real beacon of opportunity for the local community with affordable social housing, youth facilities and education office spaces. Located on a new state-of-the-art site, Ark White City has a roof terrace with growing gardens for each year group, a space for outside lessons and a high-quality playground area.

We welcome applications from current headteachers who are looking for a newly established school with real scope for development. We also welcome applications from high-potential deputies with significant and proven leadership experience, who are seeking their first headship in a collaborative network.

Ark White City Primary Academy is part of the Ark network, one of the country’s most successful multi-academy trusts.  Our primary school is one of Ark’s 24 primary schools, and the successful candidate will join a community of collaborative primary headteachers who work closely together to share good practice, provide support for one another, and improve what we do as a school and a network. This year Ark’s 2023 primary SATs results saw our key stage 2 pupils achieve 16 percentage points higher than the national average, a phenomenal achievement from all our primary heads and a testament to their collaboration.

What we offer:

  • Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration
  • Support from an experienced and supportive 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:

We warmly welcome and encourage confidential conversations about the role and visits to our school for suitable candidates. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact the Regional Director, Kate Magliocco, on Ka************@ar*******.org or our or our Head of Talent, Lexy di Marco, on Al************@ar*******.org.

To apply, please submit an application via the Ark recruitment portal by 9am on Friday 16 February­­. If you have any questions, concerns or time constraints with applying please contact us directly.

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.

Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. To read more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion statement, please click this link. 


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How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application via the Ark recruitment portal by 9am on Friday 16 February­­. If you have any questions, concerns or time constraints with applying please contact us directly.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Education, headteacher, Leadership, Principal, and secondary. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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