Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom
Ark is charity that aims to transform children's lives through education. Our goal is to help give children the best start in life, regardless of their background.
Our network of 38 schools schools in the UK achieves great results for young people, and some of our schools are among the best in the country. We educate around 26,000 pupils in four locations across the UK; Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.
Why work for Ark?
At Ark, we are all united by the same goal; a commitment to drive real change in education where it’s needed most. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role.
Joining Ark means there are plenty of diverse opportunities to progress your career, choosing the direction you want to take it in. Whether that be in one of our new or transition schools, a school in another region in the UK, as part of our dedicated central team or by working for one of our innovative Ark Ventures.
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.
Being part of the Ark network has been incredibly beneficial to my development over the years, I don't think my career would've accelerated the way it has if there wasn't room to grow. I started as a Reception teacher and am now Head of Primary - that kind of trajectory is rare.- Mide, Head of Primary, Ark John Keats Academy
My school is so supportive, from the incredible heads of department who have helped me become a stronger teacher, to the love and support that is palpable in the staffroom.- Meryl, Head of Year, Ark Elvin Academy
I have always felt supported through each stage of my career. Having access to the training and development available at Ark has allowed me to develop over time with the support of many different people.- Paul, History and Politics teacher, Ark Academy
The best thing about working at an Ark school is the support that I receive from my coach. I can honestly say that I always leave our meetings with a clear idea of what I need to do to improve my teaching.- Kabel, French teacher, Ark John Keats Academy