We are committed to giving our children the best possible start in life and access to a brilliant future. Excellent teaching and learning is at the heart of what we do, enabling every child to fulfil their potential. We are achieving brilliant things, last year our KS2 results were up 21% on the previous year and we are working hard to maintain this level of progress. Join our dedicated team to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils.

Be a part of an active community

We know that learning doesn’t just happen inside the classroom, our community of pupils, staff and parents are committed to providing opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting. We are fundraising to create an open air classroom in our amazing garden and playground space. To raise money we are hosting a fantastic event, the Fork to Fork Food Festival bringing together some of London’s most talented and creative chefs, restaurateurs and producers. As a staff member you can be part of fantastic initiatives like these.

Training and development

Train to teach in this school

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Training and development

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.

More training days

In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.

Make a difference where it matters the most

Ark schools are always based in the communities where we can make the biggest difference to children’s lives. We 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. We have more than ten years' experience of successfully transforming schools, building outstanding new schools and improving the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged young people in the country.

As a part of our schools' 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.

Ark Network Days

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.

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.