Latest blogs

Institute for Teaching
Wednesday 18th April 2018

Ed Butcher is the Talent & Partnerships Director at the Institute for Teaching (IfT), an Ark Venture.

Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Wednesday 11th April 2018

At Ark, we have an unshakeable core belief that classroom observations can be used to make teachers more effective. Traditionally in schools, classroom observation has been a part of monitoring teachers’ performance. Classroom observations are also a golden opportunity to provide feedback to a teach

Thursday 29th March 2018

James Hilton, a former headteacher of fifteen years’ experience, now works as a speaker and writer specialising in resilience and stress management. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Leading From the Edge and the forthcoming book Ten Traits of Resilience.

Thursday 15th March 2018

Tom Ding is Head of Year 13 at Ark Academy in Wembley. He studied maths at the University of Cambridge before taking a graduate role at a marketing service firm.

Mathematics Mastery
Wednesday 21st February 2018

Dr Helen Drury is a pioneer of teaching and learning for mastery in the UK.

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This blog was co-authored by Susannah Hares, Senior Advisor, Ark and Lee Crawfurd, Head of Research and

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%.