Secondary Music Specialist, Ark Schools


Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s top performing academy operators. Our academies are situated in areas of high disadvantage, with over 30% of Ark pupils eligible for free school meals, compared with 16% nationally. We currently work with 36 primary and secondary schools across London, Hastings, Portsmouth and Birmingham. Our vision is to create a group of outstanding schools that radically improve our pupils’ life chances.

The central music team exists within Ark to support music-making across the network. We believe that a high quality, progressive and diverse education in music is the entitlement of every child, regardless of their background. Our mission is to ensure that every pupil in an Ark school is set-up to enjoy a lifelong relationship with music and the many holistic benefits that brings. We want our young people to leave school knowing that they are creative musicians who belong to a vibrant artistic community.

Following a successful two-year pilot of the secondary music programme, we have recently received funding to develop and expand our work at second level. We are now looking for an exceptional leader and teacher educator to join our team and help us realise our ambitions in the next phase of our secondary programme development. As secondary music specialist, you will help teachers to inspire pupils to participate in, excel at, and enjoy a range of music-making activities within the classroom and beyond. You will work closely alongside the Director of Music and Primary Music Specialist to ensure a joined up approach to music education across the Ark network and in so doing, support our network of schools in achieving excellent outcomes for their pupils both within and beyond the classroom.

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