Latest blogs

English Master
Friday 10th 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.

Donavere Benjamin-Mahon
Thursday 9th January 2020

Ark alumnus Donavere Benjamin-Mahon left Ark’s Burlington Danes Academy three years ago. Since then, he has been studying politics and international relations at the University of Dundee.

Eduardo Estevez
Monday 6th January 2020

Eduardo Estevez graduated two years ago from Ark Globe Academy and is now part of the alumni programme. In this Q and A, he updates us on his experience teaching in Brazil and why he was inspired to study biology.

Hannah Gerken
Thursday 5th December 2019

Hannah Gerken is an Ark Helenswood (now known as Ark Alexandra) and East Sussex Sixth Form alumna. She left school in 2016 and was the first in her family to attend university choosing to study midwifery.

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Helen Drury, Founder of Ark Venture Mathematics Mastery, reflects on the significance of the results of a trial, published by EEF’s E

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Hannah Plimmer is a Senior Recruitment Adviser at Ark.

Ark Oval students studying
Tuesday 19th November 2019

Lekha Sharma is a Deputy Principal at Ark Oval Primary Academy and leads on her school's curriculum design and delivery.

Thursday 7th November 2019

Ark’s Project Oxbridge is supporting 50 Ark students, selected for their academic potential, to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Our skills workshop, in partnership with OxFizz, helps students prepare for the notoriously difficult admissions interviews. We caught up with Beheshta, a student hoping to gain a place, and James, an Oxford graduate, to get their take on the day, and the challenge ahead…

Ark schools
Tuesday 5th November 2019

Everyone has had at least one teacher in their life that inspired them.
But what inspires teachers? What sparked their interest in teaching? How do they get through the difficult days? And how do they work to get better? We spoke to dozens of teachers from across Ark’s schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Although they come from very different backgrounds, we found, when it comes to life in their classrooms – teachers all have a lot in common.