Why work with us

Be part of our growing team at Ark Soane

Ark Soane Academy opened to 180 Year 7 students in September 2021. We will grow by 180 students each year until we reach our capacity of 1200 Y7s to Y13s in 2027.

Joining our team now will give you a unique opportunity to grow with the school with extensive opportunities for development, progression and influence as the school expands.


Why work for Soane

Ark Soane Academy seeks to redefine what is possible in education. Our model is “simplicity delivered expertly”.

At Soane, we have the highest expectations of all of our students, regardless of their prior attainment or educational history. As a result, behaviour at Soane is exemplary, enabling teachers to deliver an unashamedly academic curriculum. Staff at Soane are supported in embedding the highest expectations and routines in their classroom, enabling them to teach as the subject expert in the room in a calm, purposeful environment. Our centralised rewards and sanctions and highly-visible SLT ensure that standards are consistently exceptional in across the school.

Kindness and self-discipline are explicitly taught to students, meaning that all Soane students are exceptionally polite and well-mannered. Students always greet their teachers by saying ‘good morning’, always address them as ‘sir/miss’ when answering a question, and always give a ‘thank you’ as they leave a lesson.

Our rigorous, knowledge-rich curriculum ensures that all students make extraordinary progress. It is planned collaboratively, with departments working collectively to ensure that the expertise of all teachers is drawn upon. Lessons are predominantly taught with co-planned booklets, ensuring that resources are simple, and refined over time, avoiding hurried planning and PowerPoint preparation.

We are a community of professionals learning together who believe we can all become exemplary teachers: we have a truly open-door policy where we expect to give and receive feedback frequently and with kindness.

We promote a healthy work-life balance and we protect our teachers from extraneous demands on their time. We value the input of all of our staff and collaborate and consult to ensure the academy continues to improve as it expands.

If you are interested in a future role at Ark Soane please do come and see us in action. For more information please contact my Personal Assistant, Swannie Ki, at mailto:s.ki@arksoane.org.

Matt Neuberger


Interested in joining Ark Soane and being part of our growing team? See our 'https://arksoane.org/current-vacancies'.

High-quality professional learning

We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role. That’s why we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at Ark Soane Academy will benefit from weekly CPD, including subject-specific CPD, as well as bespoke coaching and network-wide opportunities. No matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.

Grow and progress with the school

We are committed to offering you diverse career progression, whether that means aspiring to senior leadership or becoming an outstanding practitioner, allowing you to really carve out a successful career in education. Being part of a brand-new school offers you the unique opportunity to grow with the school, honing your craft and developing as we expand.

Collaborate with education experts

Joining our school means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will also work closely with the rest of the team to embed our vision and develop an outstanding school.

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects and come together with your peers locally and nationally to share resources, learning and school good practice.

Have an impact far beyond your own school

Joining Ark Soane Academy means you will become part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups with 38 schools in 4 locations. From creating and working with new curricula and teaching techniques, to collaborating with other schools and partners to share what works, we’re always aiming for system change. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives, such as Mathematics Mastery, English Mastery and Ambition Institute, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world. If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join us.