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Ark Ventures
Monday 27th November 2017

Today marks the launch of Ark Ventures, which aims to incubate, launch and scale up initiatives that have the potential to transform the lives of children. 
Many of the initiatives ideas started in Ark schools. Others have come from innovators and partners outside of Ark. But they all share the ambition to address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – and they all have the potential to deliver widespread system change.
Ark Ventures contributes strategic and operational support while the ventures are growing into sustainable organisations.

Teach 2017 panel
Monday 27th November 2017

On Saturday 25 November 2017, education professionals from Birmingham and across the UK gathered at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in the city centre for Teach 2017 – a one-day professional development conference open to all teachers. 

Friday 10th November 2017

On 9 November, children from Peepul’s Lajpat Nagar 3 school had the unique opportunity to meet with HRH Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales was on the last leg of his 11-day Commonwealth tour of Asia.
Peepul, an Ark supported venture, is an education-focused non-profit organisation. Formerly known as Ark India, Peepul have been operating in India since 2010, and have partnered with government and non-government agencies to execute high impact education programmes, focused on raising the standard and improving learning levels in government schools.

Football School and Nedum Onuoha at Ark Swift
Monday 6th November 2017

On Monday 6 November, students at Ark Swift Primary Academy in White City were treated to a special afternoon assembly featuring two famous authors and a professional footballer.

Friday 3rd November 2017

The Institute for Teaching, a new specialist graduate school for teachers, officially launched yesterday (2 November) at an event in Manchester attended by Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education.

Lajpat Nagar III
Tuesday 12th September 2017

Ark has supported the launch of two new schools in Delhi, India. The schools follow the same template as the flagship school, Lajpat Nagar III, which opened in July 2015 and has seen great success in its results and attendance figures.

Monday 11th September 2017

The Partnership Schools for Liberia programme (PSL), an initiative that the Ark Education Partnerships Group has been supporting, has recently received its first set of encouraging results. The independent evaluation found that students in PSL schools learned 60% more than their peers at other public schools. The evaluation also found that there were significant improvements in school management and a higher quality of teaching in PSL schools.

Friday 8th September 2017

 On Tuesday 5 September, Ark and Bloomberg hosted a careers discussion between ex-Cabinet minister, Ed Balls and CEO of Now Teach, Lucy Kellaway.
The two former colleagues, who met early in their careers at the Financial Times (FT), discussed their lives at work, their unconventional careers, and the future of teaching.

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Thursday 7th September 2017

This September we have welcomed a new school to the Ark network, Ark Castledown Primary Academy in Hastings. The school was previously known as Castledown Primary School.

Ark King Solomon Academy
Thursday 24th August 2017

Despite tougher exams and reforms to GCSE grading, many Ark students across the network of schools were celebrating strong results this morning. We spoke to some students immediately after they opened their envelopes, to find out how they are feeling...
With nine GCSEs at the very highest possible grades, 9 and A*, Halema, from Ark Isaac Newton Academy in north-east London is the highest achieving student in the network. She's also part of the school's first cohort to take GCSEs since opening in 2012.

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