Micah Dolphy, student at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London, has released her first book, Poetic Surds. The collection of poems was written in tribute of Micah's late father.
To celebrate the success of Poetic Surds, Ark Evelyn Grace was chosen by Micah to host a special book launch on Wednesday 8 February 2017. The book launch was well attended by Micah’s family, friends, school and local community.
On Saturday 4 February 2017, teaching and education professionals came together to discuss 'What makes excellent teaching?'
The event featured keynote speeches from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, and Lorraine Clarke, Principal of Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge primary academies. Throughout the day teachers took part in practical workshops and inspiring talks, ranging from Technology for teaching and Understanding the teenage brain to The behaviour management cycle and The characteristics of great teachers.
Ark King Solomon Academy, a non-selective school near London’s Edgware Road has been ranked in the top five schools in the country - higher even than any selective school, according to league tables released by the government.
The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced the opportunity area programme would now be expanded to 12 new areas, including Hastings.
In a speech delivered on 19 January, she set out the role of education in removing obstacles to social mobility, and the importance of ensuring that all young people can fulfil their potential.
Stuart Barter is a Specialist and Mentor Leader at Artis, an arts education company helping children achieve at school by integrating the arts throughout their learning. Stuart is running a workshop at Teach 2017, in which he will introduce performing arts tools to creatively explore stories, settings and characters.
David Gould, the recently retired Principal of Ark St Alban’s Academy, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to education.
In a career spanning nearly five decades, David has taught in schools across the West Midlands, and since 2005 was Principal of Ark St Alban’s Academy – a school that he transformed from one of the worst performing in the country, to one of the best.
“Ark Teacher Training has made a strong contribution to the supply of outstanding teachers.” Ofsted, January 2017
Ark Teacher Training, a programme established by education charity, Ark, to bring the brightest recent graduates and career switchers into the profession, has today been declared ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted within just two and a half years.
Research has shown that an ineffective voice can produce disaffection among students in the classroom. In her blog, Alexandra Charalambous, a voice specialist, lecturer and teacher trainer, takes us through a vocal warm-up for teachers and focuses on the clarity, tone and pitch of the voice.
In the run-up to Teach 2017, our free conference open to all teachers, we will be sharing a series of blogs written by speakers appearing on the day to give you a taster of their sessions. Book your free place now. The first is from Neil Charlton-Jones, co-founder of SchoolCal, a parental engagement solution used by schools to easily keep parents in the loop with school activities.