The very best training and support - helping you to progress and be the very best that you can be.
Since joining the Ark network in 2015,we have undertaken a real transformation: Students love learning and teachers are more focused on delivering excellent lessons – while improving themselves as teachers and sharpening their skills through our ongoing, bespoke professional development. A school on an inspiring journey, a BBC Radio 4 education programme declared our school environment 'phenonmenal' and highlighted the clear and consistent behaviour procedures that allow more time for learning.
From strong senior management support to staff socials, our whole school community works hard to recognise hard work. There is even a fortnightly award, where students and colleagues publicly nominate their 'staff star'.
“The school does a lot of work to take extra pressure away from teachers directly – and everything is all about progression. Teachers get recognition for good work and SLT give praise. You can move up the ladder really fast and get responsibility. You’re trusted and developed." - Teacher at Ark Boulton Academy.
Training and development
We know that it is our staff who really transform pupils’ lives. That’s why we help everyone to be the very best they can be. There are opportunities for online training and bespoke learning and mentoring programmes. We also offer:
Twice the standard number of training days to teachers throughout the year
Dedicated co-planning time twice a week
High quality training from the Ark Network
Approximately 25 students and below class sizes
Double the number of inset days in comparison to non Ark academies
Faculties are grouped together in their own dedicated space and classrooms, alongside working areas and offices
“The first two weeks of the year were dedicated to training. In fact, we had 14 training days in the first term – which is wonderful. And it’s all felt relevant to my role." - Teacher at Ark Boulton Academy.
"Ark has a whole catalogue of different training and courses that you can go on. You can pick any course that you think you need and be in control of your development." - Teacher at Ark Boulton Academy.
We warmly encourage visits, please contact us to arrange to see our school.