London, United Kingdom
A great education can transform lives and we’re here to ensure that every child gets one. Whether going on to university or into a great career, Ark exists to give young people, regardless of their background, real choices in life.
We are a leading education charity with a network of 35 schools across London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings. We have partnered up with schools in Manchester and Bradford, in areas where we can make the biggest impact, to deliver our programme. Great teachers are central to this which is why we invest in them from the start through Ark Teacher Training.
Our school-based training is the perfect way to learn on the job, gain QTS and a PGCE, and work alongside inspirational teachers who are changing lives. First class training combined with a huge support network will give you everything you need to become a great teacher.
Ark is a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools and one of the country’s top-performing academy groups. We run 31 academies in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings, educating around 17,400 pupils.
Around 90% of our schools which have been inspected by Ofsted are rated as good or outstanding – compared to a national average of 80%.
Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.
Our vision is to create outstanding schools so that every pupil has the opportunity to go to university or to pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our schools share six key principles:
- High expectations
- Exemplary behaviour
- Excellent teaching
- Depth before breadth
- More time for learning
- Knowing every child