Reports to: Assistant/Vice Principal
Start date: September 2021
Location: Isaac Newton Academy, 1 Cricklefield Pl, Ilford IG1 1FY
Salary: ARK MPS/UPS plus TLR 2b
Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 13 th May 2021
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 to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond, and to pursue their passions and interests.
The school was founded on the belief that all pupils 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 pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.
We are now seeking a skilled and committed leader to join the team as Subject Leader for Drama. The Subject Leader for Drama is a key position and the successful candidate will play a key role in the Extended Leadership Team at INA, as well as having many opportunities to collaborate with other Ark Drama HoDs.
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 be supported by the expertise of the Principal and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding leader.
As a Subject Leader for Drama within Ark, you will be part of the Drama Network which provides many opportunities to work with colleagues across Ark to develop excellent practice. This subject network operates within a true spirit of collegiality that supports all Drama teams to continuously work to better the provision on offer to our students and strive to be the best.
In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits.
The successful candidate will:
For further details about this opportunity please download the Information Pack.
For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, please contact his PA Sam Jones by an email.
If you have technical questions about the application process, please contact our HR advisor Ingrida Macenkiene by an email. 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.
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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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