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Sumeet Mehta`
Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Sumeet Mehta is the co-founder and CEO of LEAD Schools, a network of schools in small towns and rural areas in India. Previously Sumeet has worked as a teacher, as the CEO for Zee Learn Ltd and as a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble Singapore. 

Monday 22nd October 2018

Aishling Ryan is the Principal of Ark Pioneer Academy, a new Ark school that will open in Barnet in September 2019. She was previously Vice Principal at Ark Academy

Ark Academy
Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Julie Harrison is Assistant Head at Ark Academy Primary in Wembley.

Reshma Patel
Thursday 6th September 2018

Reshma Patel is the Executive Director of Impact Network, a group of more than 40 schools in rural Zambia. The Impact Network is a member organisation of the Ark venture, Global Schools Forum (GSF). GSF supports and represents non-state schools and school networks in low and middle-income countries, enabling them to better deliver quality education to children from low-income families.

Josie Verghese
Tuesday 28th August 2018

Josie Verghese is a Senior Producer at the BBC. She became a governor at Ark Walworth Academy in South London six years ago. She talks about how governors come from many walks of life, and explains that volunteering doesn’t require specialist skills – just a desire to get involved and offer your time and experience to become a critical friend to the school.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Rashma Rahman is an A level student at Ark King Solomon Academy in London. She received three As in her A levels and will be going on to study History at the University of Oxford.

Ark Burlington Danes
Tuesday 21st August 2018

Mohamed Mohamed is an 18-year-old A level student at Ark Burlington Danes Academy in west London. He achieved A*AA in his A levels and this summer he will be moving to America to study aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – on a full scholarship.   

Ark Music Festival
Wednesday 25th July 2018

On 23 June 2018, over 650 Ark students came together to perform in the first ever Ark Music Festival, Summer Sounds.

Students performed in front of family, friends and members of the local community at Ark Swift Primary Academy in West London.

Deliberate practice in knowledge-rich lessons
Friday 29th June 2018

The video below features Ark Academy teacher, Sophie Vellacott, demonstrating how to deliver a knowledge-rich lesson.

The checklist for delivering a knowledge-rich lesson is also below: