Latest blogs

Wednesday 8th 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 talks about the different types of 'macro-curriculum' - starting with 'student entitlement.'

Lloyds Bank
Wednesday 1st May 2019

Amy Brown, Project Manager, is part of a team of seven from Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), who recently attended Ark Academy’s Apprentice Day. The day was an opportunity for year 12 students from Ark to meet representatives from prominent companies offering apprenticeships. These companies then offered interviewing practice, group tasks and help completing apprenticeship applications. 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Helena Moore is the Associate Dean of Learning Design at Ambition Institute, a new graduate school which combines the mission focus of a charity, the academic rigour of a traditional university, and the essential classroom c

Ark Boulton Academy
Thursday 28th March 2019

Herminder K Channa FCCT JP is Principal of Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham. She is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and was recently appointed as Headteacher's

Thursday 21st March 2019

Emily Kay is currently leading the coordination of the Professional Pathways Foundation Year at Ark 6th Form East Sussex and Ark Globe Academy.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Rich Davies is Ark's Director of Insight. He is responsible for bridging the gap between the organisation's data and action. He leverages data analysis to advise senior leaders and works to ensure that all Ark leaders, teachers and students can make data-informed decisions.

Thursday 7th March 2019

Ben Rubery is the Apprenticeships Programme Manager at Capgemini, a global consulting, technology services and digital transformation company. Each year, Capgemini support Ark students from across the Ark network apply to the Capgemini Apprenticeship Programme.

Monday 4th March 2019

Nawid Daoud is a Graduate Structural Engineer at a global engineering design firm in Bristol. He’s currently shortlisted for the TARGETJob ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award.

Friday 22nd February 2019

Ark's Head of Assessment, Amie Barr, gives us the lowdown on assessment in the first of our new series of videos: The Basics. In this two minute film, she weighs up summative vs formative assessment, mulls over the controversies surrounding assessment and offers her top do’s and don’ts when it comes to assessing your students.

Ark Globe Academy
Friday 15th February 2019

Irfan is a sixth form student at Ark Globe Academy in south London. He recently received a conditional offer to attend the University of Oxford to study geography. He is the third Ark Globe Sixth Form student in three years to receive an Oxbridge offer. Here he tells us about his hopes to inspire others.