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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.

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:

Peepul
Wednesday 27th June 2018

Kruti Bharucha is CEO of Peepul, an Ark venture. Peepul is an education non-profit that aims to transform children’s lives in India.

Thursday 21st June 2018

Lauren Thorpe is Head of Data and Systems Strategy at Ark. 
She has a background in Computer Science and was formerly the Principal of a Secondary Free School in London.
 

Jamie Parkhouse
Thursday 14th June 2018

Jamie Parkhouse is the Teaching and Learning Lead at Ark Brunel Primary Academy, which joined the Ark network in 2013. Jamie started as an NQT at the school six years ago and has a successful track record leading Key Stage 1. In this blog, he talks about how he now works to improve teaching and learning across the whole school, and how getting all staff to accept change can sometimes be a challenge. 
 

Ark Charter Academy
Monday 21st May 2018

Zack Morgan is the Head of Science at Ark Charter Academy in Portsmouth.

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