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Students playing musical instruments
Thursday 25th March 2021

Ark Isaac Newton Academy (INA) has won the 'Outstanding School Music Department' award at the national Music and Drama Education Awards 2021.

Thursday 11th March 2021

Ark Music has launched a Youth Leadership programme for 18- to 25-year-olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) to train them to become music leaders.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

On Monday, Ark Start Oval, a new nursey in East Croydon opened its doors to families (1 March).
The nursery welcomed 26 families and their young children into the purpose-built nursery, which is made of recycled shipping containers.

Monday 22nd February 2021

Ark Sixth Formers are to be given the chance to influence future government policy and win prizes of up to £25,000 as part of an initiative by the Heywood Foundation to promote innovation within the civil service. 
The foundation – set up last year in memory of the former head of the civil service, Sir Jeremy Heywood – has established a Public Policy Prize to encourage innovative policy proposals resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. It is now working with Ark Schools to promote the prize to six formers across our network.  

Thursday 11th February 2021

Today the virtual Ark Primary Network Day takes place, aimed at all our primary teachers and support staff. Attendees at the event had a surprise in store, when they were shown a film of The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, thanking them for all their hard work. 

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Ark St Alban's Academy has been appointed one of just 87 schools in England to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders.

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Nickael Briggs, Assistant Principal at Ark Acton Academy, has been recognised in a list of the most inspirational teachers across the UK by The Guardian newspaper and the Department for Education.

Time to Talk
Thursday 4th February 2021

Today, Ark is supporting Time to Talk Day (4th February) to get as many people as possible, talking about mental health. 
The campaign is organised by Time to Change and aims to change how we all think and act about mental health problems – it’s led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. We have been working with Time to Change for four years to improve the way we talk about mental health across the network. 

Thursday 4th February 2021

Ark is delighted to be one of the partners supporting the Little Good Deed campaign, which aims to encourage people to reach out and help parents of babies and young children who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Friday 29th January 2021

Ark Curriculum Plus (AC+) is in the shortlist for Company of the Year at this year’s BETT Awards, recognising the company’s innovative use of technology.

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