Latest blogs

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.

Andrew Welch
Monday 21st May 2018

Andrew Welch is a trainee geography teacher at Ark Globe Academy in south London. Andrew is part of the first Now Teach cohort, a teacher training programme and Ark Venture for experienced career changers looking to reapply their skills to the classroom.
Andrew talks about his decision to go in to teaching as a second career and the challenges and highlights of the year so far.  

Teacher playing football with children
Monday 14th May 2018

Jo Loughran is the Director of Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma movement led by Mind and

Ark Walworth Academy
Friday 4th May 2018

Paul Wright led sessions at Ark's Teach 2017 conferences in London and Birmingham. He is the author of Teach, Reflect, Doodle and a teacher and Lead Practitioner at a secondary school in Oxfordshire.

Institute for Teaching
Wednesday 18th April 2018

Ed Butcher is the Talent & Partnerships Director at the Institute for Teaching (IfT), an Ark Venture.

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