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Ark burlington danes academy
Thursday 9th May 2019

Halwest Hussein teaches maths at Ark Burlington Danes Academy, the same school he attended as a student from 2006-2013. He is a graduate of King’s College, University of London.
I grew up in this community and I started going to Burlington Danes Academy as a student back in 2006, which was the same year that the school joined the Ark network. Initially, I did not enjoy going to school and it was tough for me to settle into this new environment.  

Wednesday 8th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In this introductory post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, starts at the beginning: how do we define curriculum?

Wednesday 8th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In his posts, Rich Davies, Ark's Director of Insight talks about the different types of 'macro-curriculum' - starting with 'student entitlement.'

Lloyds Bank
Wednesday 1st May 2019

Amy Brown, Project Manager, is part of a team of seven from Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), who recently attended Ark Academy’s Apprentice Day. The day was an opportunity for year 12 students from Ark to meet representatives from prominent companies offering apprenticeships. These companies then offered interviewing practice, group tasks and help completing apprenticeship applications. 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Helena Moore is the Associate Dean of Learning Design at Ambition Institute, a new graduate school which combines the mission focus of a charity, the academic rigour of a traditional university, and the essential classroom c

Ark Boulton Academy
Thursday 28th March 2019

Herminder K Channa FCCT JP is Principal of Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham. She is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and was recently appointed as Headteacher's

Thursday 21st March 2019

Emily Kay is currently leading the coordination of the Professional Pathways Foundation Year at Ark 6th Form East Sussex and Ark Globe Academy.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Rich Davies is Ark's Director of Insight. He is responsible for bridging the gap between the organisation's data and action. He leverages data analysis to advise senior leaders and works to ensure that all Ark leaders, teachers and students can make data-informed decisions.

Thursday 7th March 2019

Ben Rubery is the Apprenticeships Programme Manager at Capgemini, a global consulting, technology services and digital transformation company. Each year, Capgemini support Ark students from across the Ark network apply to the Capgemini Apprenticeship Programme.

Monday 4th March 2019

Nawid Daoud is a Graduate Structural Engineer at a global engineering design firm in Bristol. He’s currently shortlisted for the TARGETJob ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award.