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Ark William Parker Academy
Monday 10th December 2018

Ark William Parker Academy and Hastings Athletic club came together to celebrate the reopening of the high spec Ark William Parker athletics arena this month. Team GB elite athletes Adam Clarke and Charlotte Purdue officially declared the track open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and were joined by an enthusiastic gathering of local dignitaries, the William Parker Foundation, students and club members.

Ark Ayrton
Friday 30th November 2018

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy in Portsmouth is celebrating its recent Ofsted report, which has graded the school as good. The school was previously rated as ‘requires improvement’ at its last inspection in 2016.

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Isaac Newton Academy, an all-through Ark school in Ilford, East London, has been rated outstanding by Ofsted for the second time in a row. 
The school first opened in 2012, and the results from its latest cohort of GCSE students put it in the top 2 percent of schools in the country for Progress. 

Nature vs. nurture debate
Wednesday 17th October 2018

Research has shown that the quality of a teacher is the most important factor in a student’s achievement, more than school leadership, prior attainment or any other variable.
If teachers are so important to a student’s success and recruiting and training more teachers is a national priority, why is it that we know so little about what makes one person more likely to become a successful teacher and stay in the profession versus another?

Ark new schools
Wednesday 5th September 2018

This September Ark is welcoming three schools in South and West London to the network, bringing our total number of schools to 38 across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.
Ark Acton Academy (previously Acton High School) is a six-form entry secondary school and sixth form in Acton, West London. Ark Acton will benefit from links with the proposed nearby secondary school Ark Soane Academy, due to open in 2020.

Ark All Saints Academy
Thursday 23rd August 2018

Despite a big shake-up to GCSE grades, Ark students across the network were celebrating some great results this Thursday 23 August.
Read on to hear stories from some of our students.
 
Tanisha and Zayd Addicott

Ark Walworth Academy
Thursday 16th August 2018

Ark sixth form students and staff were celebrating A level results across the network this morning. In Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth, our schools opened their doors to welcome students eager to find out whether they had made it into their chosen university or apprenticeship course.
Here's just a handful of the great stories from across our sixth forms.
 
Hussain Khalil and Nuseyba Abdiduh 

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Ark is pleased to announce that John Blake will be joining the organisation as Curriculum Design Lead. He will also take on the role of Director of Strategy and Policy for Now Teach, the Ark-incubated venture working to encourage experienced professionals to retrain as teachers.
John is an experienced educator who has been a schoolteacher, and a senior school leader. He was a prominent activist in the National Union of Teachers and founder of the grassroots network “Labour Teachers.”

Friday 6th July 2018

A group of year 3 and year 5 students from Ark Swift Academy in west London were recently treated to an American football training session, featuring coaches and a star from the National Football League (NFL).  Hosted by professional team the Jacksonville Jaguars, the event was filmed as part of a documentary on American Football presented by Vernon Kay.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

This week marks the launch of English Mastery, an Ark venture aimed at transforming the way English is taught in classrooms in the UK.

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