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Wednesday 7th August 2019

Isa Mahamud is currently studying medicine at the University of Southampton. He is an alumnus of Ark Walworth Academy, in South London. Recently he spoke at an event for Ark's Project Healthcare programme, talking about his experiences and hoping to inspire the next generation of students to pursue a career in medicine.

Monday 15th July 2019

Ark is not only a network of 38 schools in the UK. It also – through Ark Ventures – incubates 11 separate ventures, working in fields as diverse as social work, curriculum development and school data.

Tuesday 9th July 2019


 
As early years practitioners gather for this month’s Nursery World Conference, Lydia Cuddy-Gibbs, Head of Early Years for Ark Schools reflects on what drives her practice, and how to make a difference in early years.
 

Ark Blacklands Academy
Tuesday 2nd July 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum. In this post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, discusses teacher autonomy and the importance of a coherent curriculum.

Laura Yandell
Friday 28th June 2019

Laura Yandell is Deputy Head of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum at Ark Greenwich Free School. She recently completed a Masters in Education at Goldsmiths, specialising in issues around gender and leadership. In this blog post, she discusses the barriers girls face on their path to leadership roles and how schools can help overcome them. 
 

Mathematics Mastery
Friday 21st June 2019

Mathematics Mastery is an Ark venture working in partnership to empower and equip schools to deliver world-class mathematics teaching through an engaging and accessible style of mathematics teaching, inspired by Singapore and Shanghai. Below, the team shares tips on how they've used representations and models from the Mathematics Mastery programme to illustrate and teach key concepts.

Ark Tindal Primary Academy
Friday 21st June 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum. In his fifth post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, unpicks a little what the National Curriculum is and where it came from.

Thursday 6th June 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum. In his fourth post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, discusses the difficulties in deciding who gets to decide what belongs in our curriculums. 

Tuesday 4th June 2019

 
Joycelyn Thompson is Head of Safeguarding for Ark and our network of 38 schools. In this blog post, she looks back on how safeguarding has evolved over the years.

Ark Academy
Thursday 30th May 2019

Sara is a year 13 A-level student at Ark Academy in Wembley, north London. She has a conditional offer to attend Imperial College, where she plans to study biochemistry.  
About eight years ago, I was diagnosed with arthritis. Because I was a child back then, they didn’t tell me much about the causes or treatments and I became curious about the disease. There was no history of arthritis in my family and researching it on my own led to my love of DNA and finding out more about how it works.  

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