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Daniel Ayane
Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Ark is proud that our students are twice as likely to study at top-third universities. Every student should feel empowered to move on from school to a place that’s right for them. Daniel Ayane, alumnus of Ark Burlington Danes Academy (BDA), took a leap of faith after school and moved to the US to study at Harvard University.
Now 24 years old, we were delighted to catch up with Daniel as part of our #ArkPeople series and hear how his American adventure is panning out.

EducAid Charity Sierra Leone
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Photo credit: EducAid Sierra Leone
Aashti Zaidi Hai, CEO at Global Schools Forum (GSF), reflects on her organisation’s journey to independence, as the latest Ark Venture to successfully spin out of the Ark incubator.
GSF works to strengthen global education through supporting non-state organisations. Its 64 members operate across 51 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, running or supporting 30,000 schools, and providing five million children with access to education.

AVA mental health
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Throughout the pandemic, students have experienced worrying disruptions to their education, family loss or serious illness, increases in family members’ job insecurity, and isolation from family and friends. In many cases, the difficulties have triggered anxiety and mental health issues.

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.