Striving for excellence
This is a unique opportunity to join a community of staff striving to maintain an outstanding comprehensive school. Ark Academy was rated as Outstanding in its last Ofsted inspection. Ofsted stated that “pupils make outstanding progress in their studies. They greatly enjoy coming to school and attendance is high. Pupils behave well and they respond enthusiastically to the growing team of dedicated staff.”
“It’s an exciting time to join us: our staff are striving to create and maintain our outstanding reputation, and our school is growing year on year.”
Delia Smith OBE Principal
“Everyone at Ark strives constantly to deliver the best possible education and experience to all our pupils and demands the highest standards and expectations.”
Pete Watkins Primary School Headteacher
Our staff are striving to create and maintain our outstanding reputation, and our school is growing year on year. Everyone at Ark strives constantly to deliver the best possible education and experience to all our pupils and demands the highest standards and expectations.
Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school. In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard. Three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network. Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.
Be part of a network
You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training. Joining our school means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will have the opportunity to come together with your peers locally, nationally and sometimes even internationally, to share resources, learning and good practice. You'll also be supported to focus on what you do best. We are always looking for ways to take away additional pressures, to give you more freedom to concentrate on improving education outcomes for young people. We offer support beyond the classroom; from prioritising strong behaviour management strategies to giving you access to our award-winning data management platform.
Have an impact far beyond your own school
If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join Ark. From creating and working with new curricula and teaching techniques, to collaborating with other schools and partners to share what works, we’re always aiming for system change. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives, such as Mathematics Mastery, English Mastery, Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world.