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Head of History

Job Details

  • Reference Number: APA1504HOH
  • Region: Greater London, Croydon
  • Salary: 00 per Annum
  • Position: Head of Department
  • Open: 01-09-2015
  • Close: N/A

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join an ambitious school in Wandsworth.

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network, as a mixed, non-selective new 11-18 academy. It is a mixed school with 465 students, ranging from year 7 through to a very successful sixth form.Having been recognised in 2011 by the DfE as one of the most improved schools in the country, Ark Putney Academy was judged by Ofsted, in March 2013, to be a good school in all aspects of its work.

We are now looking for a Head of History with a commitment to academic excellence and helping every child succeed. The successful candidate will lead a highly motivated, enthusiastic department, committed to a collaborative, creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning.This exciting role will shape and deliver our History curriculum and play an integral role in our vision for success.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teacher with a proven track record at A Level and all key stages, to lead a committed staff team.The ability to teach sociology is also desirable, but not essential.

At Ark Putney, we look for talented and committed people and we work hard to keep them, helping them reach as high as they can. We offer attractive pay and conditions, as well as high quality career and professional development (CPD) and opportunities for career progression.If you share in our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please complete the online application form at, by 11am on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For questions about the position or an informal discussion, please contact the Principal, Alison Downey, on 020 8788 3421 or

For any technical issues regarding your application form, please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or

Deadline:11am, Wednesday 6 May 2015

Salary: Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London + 2.5%) with TLR 2c (£6,322)

Start date: September 2015

ARK Putney Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.