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sian maddrell
Wednesday 30th October 2019

Siân Maddrell recently joined Ark as the new Secondary Regional Director for South London. Siân is a successful school leader with more than 25 years’ experience. She was previously Headteacher of The Grey Coat Hospital and Chair of the Westminster Heads’ Collaborative. She talked to us about her journey in education so far.

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Isa Mahamud is currently studying medicine at the University of Southampton. He is an alumnus of Ark Walworth Academy, in South London. Recently he spoke at an event for Ark's Project Healthcare programme, talking about his experiences and hoping to inspire the next generation of students to pursue a career in medicine.

Ark Academy
Thursday 30th May 2019

Sara is a year 13 A-level student at Ark Academy in Wembley, north London. She has a conditional offer to attend Imperial College, where she plans to study biochemistry.  
About eight years ago, I was diagnosed with arthritis. Because I was a child back then, they didn’t tell me much about the causes or treatments and I became curious about the disease. There was no history of arthritis in my family and researching it on my own led to my love of DNA and finding out more about how it works.  

Monday 4th March 2019

Nawid Daoud is a Graduate Structural Engineer at a global engineering design firm in Bristol. He’s currently shortlisted for the TARGETJob ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award.

Ark Globe Academy
Friday 15th February 2019

Irfan is a sixth form student at Ark Globe Academy in south London. He recently received a conditional offer to attend the University of Oxford to study geography. He is the third Ark Globe Sixth Form student in three years to receive an Oxbridge offer. Here he tells us about his hopes to inspire others.

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.

Meryl Noronha
Wednesday 30th May 2018

Meryl Noronha is second-in-charge in English, KS3 leader and mentor at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley. Meryl joined the school four years ago, at the same time the school joined the Ark network. She shares her unusual route into teaching, what it’s like to be part of a transition school and how she’s been supported to develop and progress in her career.

Friday 11th May 2018

Fatima Ali is a 17 year-old A level student at Ark Academy in Wembley, North London. She is hoping to attend university with the goal of becoming a barrister.
“I was struggling with my studies at primary school, but once I started secondary school at Ark Academy, my grades improved dramatically. I had great encouragement from the teachers. The way they explained things in class really supported me to understand better and helped me with everything I’ve achieved so far.

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