Average 12 percentage point increase from 2009 across network.
Today's GCSE figures confirm that leading academy group, ARK Schools, has secured a fourth year of improved GCSE performances across its academies.
The international children's charity, ARK, today announced the appointment of Ian Wace as its chair to succeed Stanley Fink who is stepping down in recognition of his other business, political and charitable commitments. Stanley Fink, whose extraordinary and inspiring contribution to philanthropy was recognised last week when he was awarded an IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) Champion Award, will continue to be an active trustee of ARK and ARK Schools and Chair of Governors of Burlington Danes Academy.
The Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, today joined Principal Jason Baigent and Chair of Governors, Paul Marshall, to welcome new and returning students to ARK Globe Academy and celebrate the opening of its outstanding new buildings.
The academy's new buildings, designed by Amanda Levete Architects and built by Mace Plus, provide state of the art new facilities including excellent, light filled teaching space, a modern performing arts centre and a full sized sports centre.
Education Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, has announced the approval of proposals for ARK primary academies in North Westminster and North Hammersmith.
In Hammersmith the local parent group has identified a potential site in the former Wormholt Library in North Hammersmith. ARK Schools and Hammersmith Council will now undertake a detailed feasibility study with a view to admitting the first pupils in September 2011.
The first Future Leaders participant has been appointed as a head teacher in a challenging inner-city secondary school within two-and-a-half years of joining. Andrew Day, part of the inaugural cohort of the Future Leaders programme (2006), has been appointed the Principal of Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy in Lewisham, South London, commencing his leadership from this Autumn term.