News

Thursday 7th June 2012

ARK, Eurochild and Hope and Homes for Children called on EU decision makers to take decisive action to help end the harmful and unnecessary institutionalisation of over a million children in Europe. 
This includes dedicated cohesion policy funding for the de-institutionalisation of children in the new EU budget and the development of clear policy guidelines and monitoring mechanisms at EU level.

Monday 21st May 2012

ARK Schools will sponsor the new ARK Kings Academy which opens in September following the decision of Kings Norton High School to become an ARK academy in pursuit of their ambition to make Kings Norton High School an outstanding school. Today ARK announces the appointment of Kieran Larkin as the principal of ARK Kings Academy.

Thursday 12th April 2012

The first national audit of the Romanian child care system - carried out by Hope and Homes and co-funded by ARK - was launched in Bucharest at a conference gathering 170 key government and non government actors within Romanian child care on April 4th. 
As the first rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the country's child care needs and facilities, the audit is a critical step in ARK and Hope and Homes' plan to close all remaining institutions for children in Romania by 2020.

Thursday 26th January 2012

Today’s results confirm leading academy group ARK Schools’ fifth consecutive year of improved GCSE performance across its academies. The five ARK academies with GCSE results achieved an average rise of 11 percentage points over the 2010 results. Since each school opened as an ARK academy the average annual increase in pupils achieving five GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics is also 11 percentage points.

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.

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