School Update (4th April 2020)

We are currently recruiting for a number of roles for September 2020. Please visit our virtual recruitment page for details of the exciting positions that we have and for further details on the virtual application process

Dear Parents/ Carers, we have now come to the end of what has been a challenging term for all. During the Spring break Ark Boulton will continue to support our families and are available to be contacted through our email: info@arkboulton.org. Please continue to monitor your SMS messages and post as these we will be our primary methods of contact in the coming weeks. Our teachers are working to ensure that the website is continually updated with new learning content and we will be sending further guidance in time for the new term. We recently sent a text message with a link to a short survey regarding access to online materials at home. Please complete this so that we are able to support and tailor the resources we provide. Finally, we must continue to show our support for NHS and all other keyworkers who continue to serve on the frontline, by staying indoors and practicing social distancing should you need to go out.

As you are no doubt aware Year 11s will not be sitting formal GCSE examinations this Summer. We are currently receiving guidance from Ofqual on how grades will be attained by students. We will, of course update our Year 11 families and parents as soon as we have definitive details.

Please click here if you need any additional information regarding free school meals.

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives. Please continue to follow health guidance from the NHS and the Government.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

If you need to contact the school, please email: info@arkboulton.org

World Values Day 2019

Values to Keep Learning, Be Brave, Be Kind & Aim High

World Values Day is an annual campaign to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world. This year the theme was ‘Values and Wellbeing’, encouraging all individuals to recognize that when we apply and live our inner values, our overall wellbeing improves.  

Values can be both a way of uniting collectively and standing out individually. Interestingly, many of us have the same underlying core values even if we don’t recognize them in the same way. For example, the importance placed on being grateful, honest, compassionate, self-disciplined, committed, humble, courageous, charitable, just and in service to others, can be found in traditions, cultures and religions across the globe. Although the way they are described and expressed can differ.  

At Ark Boulton we understand that values guide us throughout our lives, giving us direction and belonging. Therefore, we provide students with dedicated time to not just talk about our values, but to explore how they are applied in our daily choices and collective routines. We know the more a student can verbally express what is important to them, the easier they can embody it in their daily lives. 

Likewise, we encourage students to understand the unique values that express their personalities, interests, hobbies and aspirations for the future. For World Values Day, our teachers shared their unique outlooks. Some expressed a value for their own time and space whilst others value support from those around them. As our school commits to our collective values, it has become even more important that we also commit to helping student discover their own.  

To do so, we personally engage with our students to see what drives them as individuals. For we agree, a person who is true to their inner calling will be happier, healthier and more successful in life. We hope that World Values Day helps to reinforce and expand on the calling that we at Boulton make every day – to become better in ourselves, so that we can be better for the world around us.