News

Friday 28th November 2014

As well as fantastic teaching staff, every Ark school has first-rate support and non-teaching staff – from catering teams to bursars – without whom our schools simply wouldn’t be able to operate. This week, we are celebrating some of our schools’ ‘unsung heroes’ for ‘Stars in our schools’, a UNISON-backed national event to celebrate the role support and non-teaching staff play.

Friday 28th November 2014

As well as fantastic teaching staff, every Ark school has first-rate support and non-teaching staff – from catering teams to bursars – without whom our schools simply wouldn’t be able to operate. This week, we are celebrating some of our schools’ ‘unsung heroes’ for ‘Stars in our schools’, a national event from UNISON to celebrate the role support and non-teaching staff play.

Friday 28th November 2014

Jacqueline Steele has been announced as the Executive Headteacher of a brand new primary school in Acton, Ark Byron Primary Academy. This senior leadership role will be in addition to her current post at Ark Priory Academy.
This development allows both schools to benefit from shared leadership, teaching and operational staff and resources across both sites.

Wednesday 26th November 2014

As well as fantastic teaching staff, every Ark school has first-rate support and non-teaching staff – from catering teams to bursars – without whom our schools simply wouldn’t be able to operate. This week, we are celebrating some of our schools’ ‘unsung heroes’ for ‘Stars in our schools’, a national event from UNISON to celebrate the role support and non-teaching staff play.

Monday 24th November 2014

As well as fantastic teaching staff, every Ark school has first-rate support and non-teaching staff – from catering teams to bursars – without whom the schools simply wouldn’t be able to operate. This week, we are celebrating some of our schools’ ‘unsung heroes’ for ‘Stars in our schools’, a UNISON-backed national event to celebrate the role support and non-teaching staff play.

Friday 21st November 2014

On Monday, four students from Evelyn Grace Academy spent the day as civil servants learning about government departments and how they set their annual budgets.
The Cabinet Office Spending Challenge was part of Parliament Week, a government initiative to raise political awareness and engagement by 16-25 year olds. Schools from across the country participated.

Friday 21st November 2014

Ark had cause to celebrate in the fifth annual EducationInvestor awards this year, winning ‘best school operator – academy chain’ in a gala ceremony held in London. The academy network beat competition from other major academy groups including Ormiston to win the prestigious trophy.

Friday 21st November 2014

The catering team at Helenswood Academy brought home the bacon this week after winning an award for the best allergy-free school dinners in the country.
Helenswood  was presented a FreeFrom Eating Out Award by top chef Anthony Worrall Thompson at an event in London on Tuesday 18 November. The annual award celebrates quality food that is free from common allergens such as gluten, wheat, dairy, soya or nuts.

Wednesday 19th November 2014

Over the last few months, Ark pupils have been learning lines, designing sets and even practicing their sword-fighting skills, all in the name of Shakespeare.
Pupils from 12 Ark schools have taken part in the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival, which after months of rehearsals, culminated in three nights of inspiring performances at the Shaw Theatre, Euston, the Arts Depot Theatre, North Finchley and the Secombe Theatre, Sutton.

Thursday 13th November 2014

Schools from across the Ark network have been marking Remembrance Day with sombre and moving tributes to those killed in conflict over the last century.
Many of the schools marked the First World War centenary with moving poems, speeches and performances alongside the traditional two minutes’ silence.

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