Deputy Head of English Ark Schools 1 Cricklefield Place, Ilford IG1

Ark Schools


1 Cricklefield Place, Ilford IG1

Full job description

Deputy Head of English

Location: Ark Isaac Newton Academy

Job Type: Teaching

Posted: 10/03/2024

Closing date: 20/03/2024

Closing time: 17:00


Deputy Head of English
Reports to: Head of English
Start date: September 2024
Location: Isaac Newton Academy, 1 Cricklefield Pl, Ilford IG1 1FY
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS (£35,368-£53,230) depending on experience, plus TLR
Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 20th March 2024
Interviews: Candidates will be contacted once shortlisted
Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is – striving together to be pioneers whose legacy makes a positive difference for our world.
The school was founded on the belief that all students can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.
We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.
Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing students’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards. Our Music Department were recently shortlisted for Excellence in Creative Arts at the TES School Awards 2023.
The opportunity
We are now seeking a skilled and committed leader to join the team as Deputy Head of English. The Deputy Head of English is a key position, and the successful candidate will play an important role leading excellence in English, as well as having many opportunities to collaborate with other Ark English leads. This is an exciting time to join the INA English team as we begin to work more closely with the Ark network in implementing the English Mastery curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9. As well as working with the network to ensure our KS4 and KS5 curriculum enables students to achieve excellence and importantly enjoy studying English at INA. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the network here, as well working closely with the English network lead and senior leaders at the academy.
At INA, we are highly ambitious for our students, and our staff are pivotal to our success. As part of the staff team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open practitioner and will be supported by the expertise of the senior leadership team, Head of English and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding leader.
In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits.
The successful candidate will:
  • be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
  • have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements for English at KS4/KS5
  • be passionate about English education and the development of our students’ literacy
  • have some experience of leadership within a secondary school and have ambitions to develop their leadership further.
To apply
For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below.
Job Description & Person Specification
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, or have technical questions about the application process, please contact his Executive Assistant and HR Lead Sam Jones at We look forward to receiving your application.
Applications will be reviewed periodically, and the school may close the vacancy early if high numbers of applications are received so early applications are advisable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the role that we will complete online searches as part of due diligence checks in line with KCSIE guidance.
To read more about Ark, please visit
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding.
This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Ethan Anderson

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