Latest blogs

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.

Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Wednesday 11th April 2018

Johanna Klinsky is Interim Head of Professional Development at Ark. Prior to this she worked in Chicago Public schools as a teacher and mentor teacher.

Stress
Thursday 29th March 2018

James Hilton, a former headteacher of fifteen years’ experience, now works as a speaker and writer specialising in resilience and stress management. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Leading From the Edge and the forthcoming book Ten Traits of Resilience.

Thursday 15th March 2018

Tom Ding is Head of Year 13 at Ark Academy in Wembley. He studied maths at the University of Cambridge before taking a graduate role at a marketing service firm.

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