Camden, United Kingdom
Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s most successful school groups. Our goal is to help give children the best start in life, regardless of their background.
Our network of 38 schools educates around 26,000 pupils in four locations across the UK; Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.
Why work for Ark?
Make a difference where it matters most
We only work in the communities where we can make the biggest difference to children’s lives and take on some of the most challenging schools in the country.
Many of our schools have a history of academic under-achievement or are in areas of economic disadvantage. 84% of Ark schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.
Take your career in your own direction
We are committed to offering you diverse career progression, whether that means aspiring to senior leadership or becoming an outstanding at what you do, allowing you to really carve out a successful career in with us. We are dedicated to offering opportunities to support your career in our schools or as part of our wider network.
Learning at every stage
We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role. That’s why we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at Ark have access to a variety of training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of their team. So no matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.
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“There’s no meaningless form-filling. All those admin tasks are done by office staff or computer systems or they have been eliminated because they’re not necessary. I feel like everything that I do here directly impacts my pupils or the development of myself or other staff.”- Head of Science - Ark John Keats Academy
“Behaviour only stops me teaching for about two minutes per day. The rest of the time is for learning. In so many schools teachers can spend 30 minutes a day just controlling a class. That wouldn’t happen at here. A lot of the hard work has been done for you.”- Year 4 teacher - Ark Conway Primary Academy