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Wednesday 21st December 2011

Can text messages help people living with HIV?
ARK has partnered with Vodacom Mozambique to trial the use of SMS technology in improving the adherence to Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) for people living with HIV/AIDS. 
Launched in Maputo province, this 18-month trial across six health centres will enrol 932 patients on ART. All HIV+ pregnant women seeking treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission will also be included.

Sunday 18th December 2011

ARK Atwood Primary Academy which opened in September, was featured in the Sunday Telegraph today. Read about the academy's first term here

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Sir Michael Wilshaw, outgoing Director of Education for ARK Schools, delivered a lecture on 29 November entitled 'Great schools for all: an impossible dream?
Download the full text here

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Sir Michael Wilshaw, outgoing Director of Education for ARK Schools, delivered a lecture on 29 November entitled 'Great schools for all: an impossible dream?'. You can read the full text of the speech below:
Michael Wilshaw speech (PDF)
 
 

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

ARK Schools was named school operating group of the year at the 2011 EducationInvestor awards last week.  In a double victory for ARK, Burlington Danes Academy  won the award for academy of the year.
These follow soon after two other ARK schools - Globe and Evelyn Grace academies - picked up prizes at the 2011 Education Business awards.

Friday 18th November 2011

ARK Schools was named school operating group of the year at the 2011 EducationInvestor awards last week. ARK's Burlington Danes Academy won the award for academy of the year.

Tuesday 11th October 2011

The leading academy schools operator, ARK Schools, has been awarded a major grant by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to further develop and roll out its Mathematics Mastery programme,an innovative and highly effective approach to teaching children maths based on Singapore maths teaching. The £600,000 grant will enable ARK to launch the programme and related professional development training to improve maths teaching in at least 50 disadvantaged primary and secondary schools.

Tuesday 11th October 2011

ARK Schools has been awarded a major grant by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to further develop and roll out its Mathematics Mastery programme, an innovative and highly effective approach to teaching children maths based on Singapore maths teaching. The £600,000 grant will enable ARK to launch the programme and related professional development training to improve maths teaching in at least 50 disadvantaged primary and secondary schools.  

Tuesday 5th July 2011

ARK Schools has appointed Claire Edis, deputy headteacher of Parliament Hill School, London, a girls’ comprehensive, as principal designate of Bolingbroke Academy which will open in September 2012 in Wandsworth.

Monday 13th June 2011

Speaking at the GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) Pledging Conference today, ARK Chairman Ian Wace announced that ARK will double its contribution to the government's GAVI Matching Fund for Immunisation to £2million ($3.2million). 
ARK was the first organisation to take the government up on its offer to match private donations through GAVI, earmarking an initial £1million for the roll out of the rotavirus vaccine in Zambia.

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