Wednesday 9th March 2022

Former Ark students can now apply for an Ark Teacher Training (ATT) grant to support their first years of training.
Students will be eligible to receive funds up to £3,000, paid over the three terms of their training year.
Ark Teacher Training is an ‘Outstanding’ school-based two-year Initial Teacher Training programme, where people train on the job and learn from a network of education experts. Trainees are based in a school from day one, engaging with children straight away.
Leila MacTavish, Head of Ark Teacher Training, said:

Ark Globe Matt Jones
Tuesday 8th March 2022

Ark Globe Academy is pleased to confirm that is has received a Good rating in their latest Ofsted report, with pupils saying they are proud to be part of the school.
The report published today said: “Pupils feel proud of the school”, adding that “Leaders have high aspirations for every pupil. Staff are united to achieve the school's mission statement, which is to prepare all pupils for university and to be leaders in their community.”

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

BTECs should be retained and continue to be properly funded as part of a range of post-16 options offered to students, according to Ark Schools in a position paper published today.

ArkTalks January 2022
Friday 4th February 2022

We held our first #ArkTalks event of the year last month, which looked at the recent comprehensive spending review and the settlement achieved for education.  
We were delighted that, once again, Times Columnist Rachel Sylvester chaired the event. She was joined by Luke Sibieta from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who leads their annual report on education spending; Jonathan Simons, Partner and Head of the Education Practice at Public First; and Sam Freedman, Senior adviser to Ark and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government. 

AC+ English Mastery
Thursday 3rd February 2022

English Mastery, a knowledge-rich, key stage three curriculum and teacher development programme delivered by Ark Curriculum Plus, has been selected for a two-year Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) efficacy trial.
The trial is being funded by the Department for Education’s (DfE) Accelerator Fund, which aims to support schools across the West Midlands, East Midlands and the Humber, and the North adopt research-informed practices to improve educational outcomes.

Times Education Commission
Tuesday 1st February 2022

Students from three Ark schools have joined a youth panel to provide the Times Education Commission with insight and ideas to support its work to recommend changes to the education system.

Monday 31st January 2022

Fifteen Ark students are embarking on an exciting new musical journey with the launch of the Ark Inspiring Excellence Music scholarship.

Ark Tindal HQM
Friday 28th January 2022

Ark Tindal Primary Academy in Balsall Heath has been awarded the Silver Quality Mark by the Historical Association (HA), recognising their excellent history provision in the school.


Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Friday 14th January 2022

The leadership and governance at Ark Castledown Primary Academy have been hailed as "Outstanding" by Ofsted, following a two-day inspection.
The report said: "Leadership and governance at this school are exceptional... the clarity of vision, the training, and professional development provided both within the school and within the trust mean that all leaders are extremely well focused on the education provided by the school."

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Two outstanding leaders at Ark, Regional Director for Hastings, Lorraine Clarke and Ark Globe Academy's Executive Principal Matt Jones, have been awarded OBEs for services to education in the New Year Honours 2022 Lists.