Latest blogs

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Joycelyn Thompson is Head of Safeguarding for Ark and our network of 38 schools. In this blog post, she looks back on how safeguarding has evolved over the years.

Ark Academy
Thursday 30th May 2019

Sara is a year 13 A-level student at Ark Academy in Wembley, north London. She has a conditional offer to attend Imperial College, where she plans to study biochemistry.  
About eight years ago, I was diagnosed with arthritis. Because I was a child back then, they didn’t tell me much about the causes or treatments and I became curious about the disease. There was no history of arthritis in my family and researching it on my own led to my love of DNA and finding out more about how it works.  

Ark Oval Primary Academy
Thursday 30th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum. In his third post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, tackles the topic of why, in the age of Google, knowledge still matters.

The University of Oxford
Thursday 23rd May 2019

Clementine Wade is Head of Sixth Form Academic at Ark Walworth Academy. Clementine has been working in education since graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2005.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In this, his final post on the different types of 'macro-curriculum,' Rich Davies, Ark's Director of Insight, discusses Lesson Context.

Monday 20th May 2019

Tom McGing is a teacher at Ark Walworth Academy in South London. In this short film, he demonstrates how to use ‘summarisers’ to support student learning. 
Students digest more information and find it easier to recall things for exams, when they are asked to summarise what they’ve learnt at the end of a lesson. 

Monday 20th May 2019

This blog is part of a series on Ark's approach to curriculum.  In his second post, John Blake, Ark’s Curriculum Design Lead, discusses how we can learn more about curriculum by looking at its outcomes. 

Wednesday 15th 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 defines the different types of 'macro-curriculum.' This time, he discusses 'School Breadth.'

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Ark is not only a network of 38 schools in the UK. It also – through Ark Ventures – incubates 11 separate ventures, working in fields as diverse as social work, curriculum development and school data. Ark Ventures also works internationally, through the Education Partnerships Group and Global Schools Forum

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.