Latest blogs

Ark Greenwich
Wednesday 30th November 2022

Ark Greenwich Free School Principal, Rhys Spiers, has spoken of his pride in the children, staff and parent community as it now ranks in the top 1% of state schools nationally following exceptional Progress 8 scores. He shares the school's journey to this success.

Tuesday 29th November 2022

This Giving Tuesday is a time to show support for the causes we care about and, for Ark, a moment to celebrate the generosity of our partners and donors.
Holly Mumford, Ark's Head of Development, reflects on the progress and successes we've seen thanks to this fantastic support.

Ellie Whitehorn
Friday 25th November 2022

Ellie Whitehorn joined Ark in March 2020 as Network Lead for Primary English. She is also a governor at Ark Franklin, holding the Safeguarding Link Governor role. As part of our #ArkPeople series, we asked Ellie to tell us about her varied role and the strategies in place to support teachers get the best from their children.

GSF Fellowship in Kenya
Thursday 24th November 2022

The Global Schools Forum (GSF) and Ark Fellowship programme was launched to help foster peer learning and professional development for Ark staff and some of GSF’s member organisations.

Ark Start
Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Katie Oliver, formerly Ark's Director of Operations, now heads up Ark Start, our pilot programme to broaden and extend work in early years education. The first nursery at Ark John Archer opened in 2020 and the second at Ark Oval in 2021. With expansion plans in the pipeline, Katie updates us on how our young learners are doing and on campaign work.

Elesha Miller
Monday 31st October 2022

With 18 years of experience within Education, Elesha Miller, Operations Director and a senior leadership team member, leads a great operations and support team at Ark Walworth Academy. Elesha's story is part of our Black History Month feature and is the latest in our #ArkPeople series.
From south London to LSE

Quenelle Forbes
Thursday 27th October 2022

Quenelle Forbes graduated from our Ark Teacher Training programme last year. An English teacher, she shares her passion for the subject and love of reading with students at Ark Academy. We spoke to Quenelle during Black History Month,.as part of our #ArkPeople series.
Getting into teaching
I did an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy and my Masters in Business Intelligence and Digital Marketing. I also love writing and have been running a blog since 2015.

Rebecca Curtis
Monday 10th October 2022

In June, Ark Elvin won the Secondary School Award in Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards, 2022. In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2022, the school’s principal Rebecca Curtis shares what’s been most important in their approach to mental health.

Donavere Benjamin-Mahon
Wednesday 5th October 2022

Donavere Benjamin-Mahon is in his second year teaching at Ark Elvin Academy. Alongside teaching History and Sociology at GCSE level, he's also head of events, focusing on raising aspirations across all year groups.
Before going into teaching, he worked in the Ark Ventures team. Previously he had been studying Politics and International Relations at Dundee University.

GKN and Boeing logos on Ark Acton
Tuesday 6th September 2022

As the apprenticeship landscape continues to evolve, more than 50% of students say they are interested in this pathway. Ark Schools is working with employer partners to support students to secure competitive roles in their chosen sector.