UK family

Once sustainable, our ventures are spun off from Ark to become independent organisations. Our family is growing and evolving as new programmes are launched.

Ambition School Leadership – an organisation helping to develop outstanding school leaders – started life as two Ark ventures: Teaching Leaders and The Future Leaders Trust. Frontline was cofounded by Ark and is helping to train outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work. We expect Mathematics Mastery to follow a similar trajectory in the next few years but it will remain part of the wider Ark family.

What binds us together is the spirit of collaboration and support we provide one another. We celebrate each other’s successes and work together to further our shared mission.


Ambition School Leadership was formed in November 2016 from two education charities, The Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders. Ambition School Leadership is building a network of exceptional school leaders at all levels to transform the lives of the children who need it most.

Frontline’s mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work. Frontline sets out to attract people who might not have considered a career in the profession before. This innovative two-year programme gives graduates and career changers excellent academic and on-the-job experience. In the longer term, Frontline wants to develop the next set of leaders in social work and broader society.