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The University of Oxford
Thursday 23rd May 2019

Clementine Wade is Head of Sixth Form Academic at Ark Walworth Academy. Clementine has been working in education since graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2005.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In this, his final post on the different types of 'macro-curriculum,' Rich Davies, Ark's Director of Insight, discusses Lesson Context.

Monday 20th May 2019

Tom McGing is a teacher at Ark Walworth Academy in South London. In this short film, he demonstrates how to use ‘summarisers’ to support student learning. 
Students digest more information and find it easier to recall things for exams, when they are asked to summarise what they’ve learnt at the end of a lesson. 

Monday 20th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In his second post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, discusses how we can learn more about curriculum by looking at its outcomes. 

Wednesday 15th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In his posts, Rich Davies, Ark's Director of Insight defines the different types of 'macro-curriculum.' This time, he discusses 'School Breadth.'

Tuesday 14th May 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. Ark Ventures also works internationally, through the Education Partnerships Group and Global Schools Forum

Ark burlington danes academy
Thursday 9th May 2019

Halwest Hussein teaches maths at Ark Burlington Danes Academy, the same school he attended as a student from 2006-2013. He is a graduate of King’s College, University of London.
I grew up in this community and I started going to Burlington Danes Academy as a student back in 2006, which was the same year that the school joined the Ark network. Initially, I did not enjoy going to school and it was tough for me to settle into this new environment.  

Wednesday 8th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In this introductory post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, starts at the beginning: how do we define curriculum?

Wednesday 8th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In his posts, Rich Davies, Ark's Director of Insight talks about the different types of 'macro-curriculum' - starting with 'student entitlement.'

Lloyds Bank
Wednesday 1st May 2019

Amy Brown, Project Manager, is part of a team of seven from Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), who recently attended Ark Academy’s Apprentice Day. The day was an opportunity for year 12 students from Ark to meet representatives from prominent companies offering apprenticeships. These companies then offered interviewing practice, group tasks and help completing apprenticeship applications. 
 

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