Latest blogs

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This blog was co-authored by Susannah Hares

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Amy McJennett has worked in education for the past 15 years, and is now Director of English Mastery. Amy has worked as an examiner, teacher, head of department and senior leader in UK schools.

Ark roundtable
Tuesday 16th January 2018

We all know university isn't for everyone. At Ark we want to give our students the best opportunities available to help them get into the career of their choice. For some, apprenticeships are an ideal route, however competition is high. 40% of new apprenticeships have been snapped up by adults. And young males from affluent backgrounds are now twice as likely to achieve a place with the most competitive apprenticeships than boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Thursday 4th January 2018

Lesley Keast is an Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in Grimsby. Her school is situated in an area of high social, economic and educational deprivation, with an overall pupil premium eligibility of 67%.

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Lee Crawfurd is Head of Research for The Education Partnerships Group (EPG). Previously he has worked as a researcher with the RISE programme at the Center for Global Development, consultant with Oxford Policy Management, communications expert with Innovations for Poverty Action, and as an economist in the South Sudan Ministry of Finance and UK Department for Work & Pensions.

Network Day
Friday 15th December 2017

On Friday 8 December, 1,300 teachers from across the Ark network came together for the first Network Day of the academic year. Ark's Head of Secondary Curriculum and Assessment, Jasper Green, explains more...
What’s a Network Day?

Ark Music Programme
Friday 8th December 2017

Margaret O’Shea is Director of Music at Ark.

Ark Global Teaching Fellowship
Friday 24th November 2017

Amy Bailey is an English teacher from Ark Charter Academy in Portsmouth. This summer, she spent two weeks working with teachers at three Ark-supported schools in India as part of the Ark Global Teaching Fellowship. Here she shares a blog about her experiences. 

Matt Jones
Thursday 23rd November 2017


Ark Conway Primary Academy
Tuesday 21st November 2017

James Leonard, UK Lead at Google for Education, led a session on technology in the classroom at Ark's Teach 2017 conference. He believes that rolling out technology is much more than simply purchasing devices.