Latest blogs

Danny Richards
Monday 10th January 2022

Great schools are made of great leaders. At Ark, we know strong senior leadership is key to ensuring our students have access to an excellent education. That’s why we recognise the value of supporting and investing in our staff at every stage of their career. From nationally accredited development programmes to residential trips with peers, leaders are given all the tools and support to develop.

Giving Tuesday - thank you
Tuesday 30th November 2021

Our ventures share updates on how funding from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Community Match Challenge scheme helped them support their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday 29th November 2021

Jo Facer is Principal at Ark John Keats Academy based in Enfield, North London. Having trained as an English teacher with Teach First, she’s worked in several schools as Head of Department, Assistant and Vice Principal.

Daniel Ayane
Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Ark is proud that our students are twice as likely to study at top-third universities. Every student should feel empowered to move on from school to a place that’s right for them. Daniel Ayane, alumnus of Ark Burlington Danes Academy (BDA), took a leap of faith after school and moved to the US to study at Harvard University.
Now 24 years old, we were delighted to catch up with Daniel as part of our #ArkPeople series and hear how his American adventure is panning out.

EducAid Charity Sierra Leone
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Photo credit: EducAid Sierra Leone
Aashti Zaidi Hai, CEO at Global Schools Forum (GSF), reflects on her organisation’s journey to independence, as the latest Ark Venture to successfully spin out of the Ark incubator.
GSF works to strengthen global education through supporting non-state organisations. Its 64 members operate across 51 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, running or supporting 30,000 schools, and providing five million children with access to education.

AVA mental health
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Throughout the pandemic, students have experienced worrying disruptions to their education, family loss or serious illness, increases in family members’ job insecurity, and isolation from family and friends. In many cases, the difficulties have triggered anxiety and mental health issues.

Monday 4th October 2021

For this month’s edition of #ArkPeople, we caught up with Elmina Ferguson-Small, Head of English at Ark Pioneer Academy.

Monday 4th October 2021

Ark Start has opened two new nurseries – one in Clapham Junction and one in Croydon – to demonstrate the impact of high quality early years education.  Take a tour of the nurseries via the Ark Start film to find out more.

Tuesday 31st August 2021

Ark Music’s Youth Leadership programme is giving 11 young people the chance to develop skills in music education through dedicated training, mentoring from experienced music educators, and paid work placements in school and community settings.

Tuesday 31st August 2021

Ark Music launched a Youth Leadership programme aimed at NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) to train them to become music leaders.