News

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.

Wednesday 27th January 2021

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Ark Victoria Academy joined the Echo Eternal project which uses the arts to commemorate and honour Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Ark Victoria was given the testimony of one survivor, Peter Lantos, who at the age of five was captured from his home town of Mako in Hungary and taken to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
To find out more about Peter's terrible experience and the work that Ark Victoria has done to honour his memory, you can watch this video.

Thursday 21st January 2021

More than 12,000 digital devices have so far been distributed to Ark’s 38 schools to support remote learning, particularly among disadvantaged students. 
This includes more than 5,500 devices provided by the DfE with the additional devices funded by our Coronavirus Appeal last year to ensure that all students in Key Stage 2 and above have access to a school device to support their learning at home by the start of the next academic year. 

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

All 38 schools in the Ark network are supporting their students through the COVID-19 pandemic with dedicated measures to enable digital access, accelerate learning and protect wellbeing.
The pandemic has caused significant disruption for all schools and Ark staff have been working tirelessly to keep classrooms open – and to ensure students catch up from the loss of learning time and continue to thrive into the future.

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