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Monday 1st March 2021

When schools closed in March 2020, many parents were forced to try and replace teachers overnight. Families had to maintain routines, encourage their children to engage with their schoolwork while dealing with work and life challenges.

Thursday 4th February 2021

In September 2020, 180 Year 7 students began their secondary education at the new Ark Blake Academy in Croydon when it opened its doors. Despite it being only a small cohort of students, we have observed numerous cases of COVID-19-related anxiety – both mild and severe. The impact of lockdown and school closures is affecting students’ social and emotional development. 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Our schools continue to face their biggest challenge in ensuring education continues during the pandemic, so how have they done this? We hear from Una Sookun who joined Ark Globe Academy in 2013.

Thursday 28th January 2021

In this blog we hear from Answer Ogbonnaya, the first in our series of #ArkPeople.

Thursday 28th January 2021

The pandemic and lockdowns have forced all of us to place digital solutions centre-stage of everything we do. We have witnessed more change in the last 10 months than we would normally see in 10 years. 

Thursday 13th August 2020

Ark Acton Academy student Livan has been awarded 3 A*s in A Level Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and an A in Chemistry.
This, combined with his completion of American standardised exams earlier this academic year, means he will be attending Harvey Mudd College in the USA to study Maths and Liberal Arts.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

ABC @ Home Blog Series
By Matt Butler, Head of Curriculum at Ark
In the third of our blogs on the ABC @ Home – Ark’s support framework for its schools during the current school shut down – Matt Butler, Ark’s Head of Curriculum discusses how we decided the structure of the timetable and why we made the decisions we did.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

ABC @ Home Blog Series
By Lauren Thorpe, Head of Data, Systems and Improvement at Ark Schools

Friday 17th April 2020

ABC @ Home Blog Series
By Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools

Monday 27th January 2020

Meet the Curriculum Creator is a four-part series of chats with some of the educators working on Ark Curriculum Partnerships (ACP). Throughout the month, we will introduce you to our heads of English, music, science and maths.