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Monday 4th October 2021

For this month’s edition of #ArkPeople, we caught up with Elmina Ferguson-Small, Head of English at Ark Pioneer Academy.

Monday 4th October 2021

Ark Start has opened two new nurseries – one in Clapham Junction and one in Croydon – to demonstrate the impact of high quality early years education.  Take a tour of the nurseries via the Ark Start film to find out more.

Tuesday 31st August 2021

Ark Music’s Youth Leadership programme is giving 11 young people the chance to develop skills in music education through dedicated training, mentoring from experienced music educators, and paid work placements in school and community settings.

Tuesday 31st August 2021

Ark Music launched a Youth Leadership programme aimed at NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) to train them to become music leaders.

Monday 26th July 2021

Ark is advertising an opportunity for a member of Ark’s alumni community to join its Board of Trustees.
With its 39 schools, Ark is committed to improving the way it engages with students and the wider communities they serve.
Liz Dawson, Ark’s Director of Governance, says, “We’re looking for someone who will help bring a student voice to the Board’s discussions and decision-making and offer a unique and invaluable perspective to the wide range of issues we deal with.”

Friday 18th June 2021

Joseph Townsend trained with Ark Teacher Training (ATT) in 2014 and has never looked back. He shares his journey from leaving university and working abroad to training with ATT at Ark Atwood Primary Academy in West London, where he’s now Assistant Headteacher.

Monday 7th June 2021

Supporting the wellbeing of students is at the heart of Ark’s recovery plans. Here, one of our students, explains how lockdowns have affected her mental health.

Throughout the pandemic and beyond, Ark Schools are prioritising student wellbeing.

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

In September 2020, 180 Year 7 pupils began their secondary education at the new Ark Blake Academy in Croydon; over in West London, anticipation mounts as Ark Soane Academy in Acton will finally open to students this September. Ark Blake’s Principal Peter Shaw and Ark Soane’s new Principal Matt Neuberger talked to us about opening new schools in an unpredictable environment.

Friday 21st May 2021

Over the last year, our Ark Music team has used online spaces to connect arts education practitioners through a series of roundtable discussions, exploring relevant issues in the arts sector and bringing together teachers, freelancers, and Ark Schools alumni through reflective conversations.

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Nickael Briggs has been a teacher for eight years, working in schools in south London before joining Ark Acton Academy in 2018. She is the Assistant Principal, teaches Sociology and leads on Culture and Curriculum. This year, she was recognised in a list of the 100 most inspirational teachers in the UK by The Guardian newspaper and the Department for Education, which we highlighted in February.