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Cat Lamin
Thursday 8th June 2017

Cat Lamin is a former primary school teacher and Education Outreach Champion at pi-top. The organisation is behind the modular pi-top laptop that you build yourself. It’s a useful tool to help pupils start learning how to code, create devices, and take their knowledge to the next level.

Joy Waelend
Thursday 25th May 2017

Joy Waelend is the Executive Principal of Ark Ayrton Primary Academy and Ark Dickens Primary Academy in Portsmouth. She was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Solent about how education in primary schools has changed over the years.

English Mastery
Wednesday 24th May 2017

Nick Wallace is the Senior Curriculum and Development Lead for English Mastery and has been with the team and project since its inception. He is an experienced English teacher and a Teach First alumnus.
 

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Zareen is a sixth form student at Ark Globe Academy. She's also a poet, who helped found a youth poetry collective at her school and has performed at spoken word poetry “slams” on stages large and small in both the UK and the USA. Recently, she became the first Globe student to receive an offer from Oxbridge. 

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Bradley Busch is an HCPC registered Psychologist. He is a partner at InnerDrive, developing student mindsets in schools and designing and delivering teacher CPD.

Thursday 27th April 2017

 
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Friday 21st April 2017

In our previous blogposts we discussed how great results can be achieved through informed action, which depends on insightful analysis based on accurate data. At Ark, our goal is to minimise the time spent on data collection and analysis, leaving more time for action.

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Before Burlington Danes became the first Ark school in 2006, it was one of the worst performing schools in London; now, it’s considered one of the best. Michael Ribton joined the school’s leadership team in 2008 and following Dame Sally Coates, became Principal in 2014. Here he talks about the school's history and eventual transformation. 

Monday 3rd April 2017

In our previous blog post, we discussed how great results can be achieved through informed action, which depends on insightful analysis based on accurate data. At Ark, our goal is to minimise the time spent on data collection and analysis, leaving more time for action.

Gail Peyton
Tuesday 28th March 2017

Gail Peyton is Ark’s Regional Director for primary schools in Birmingham. In this blog post, she discusses school leadership and how her own personal experiences helped form her leadership style.

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