Why work for us?

Pupils at Ark Priory Primary Academy

"We aim to provide our pupils with the confidence and courage to strive to do their best,Jacqueline E Steele, Headteacher at Ark Priory Academy to challenge themselves and to aim as high as possible to fulfil their potential and realise their dreams." Jacqueline E. Steele, Executive Headteacher

Why work at Ark Priory Primary Academy?

Founded in 2013 and now situated in a brand new building, our school is at an exciting phase of its development. We are growing every year, meaning the right candidate will have the chance to progress into middle and senior leadership roles.

Ark Priory Primary Academy was rated as an 'outstanding' school by Ofsted in June 2015: "teachers, additional adults and pupils work extremely well together to ensure that pupils reach high standards and their skills develop exceptionally well."

The key to our success has been high expectations and the pursuit of excellence that our teachers instil in our young learners throughout their learning journey. 

Training and development at Ark Priory Primary Academy

We understand the importance of investing in our staff and providing them with the necessary training and development to achieve our shared goals. In addition to frequent in-school training, regular external training is available to everyone. Staff are encouraged to bring back a "learning take-away", in order to continue this training in school and pass any knowledge or best practices onto the rest of the team. 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.

Support at Ark Priory Primary Academy

As a new school,we have a small staff body which gives the team a family feel. We promote open communication amongst our staff and encourage them to support each other. The senior leadership team operate an open-door policy and are always available to offer help and guidance. 

Ark Priory Primary Academy in the community

We have strong links with the wider community and we encourage our students to ensure they become part of the community by participating in various local fairs and events. Our school also regularly welcomes external visitors including as a dance group workshop, a scientist and an explorer! Parents are also a big part of our community and regularly volunteer at the school and organise a variety of fundraising evetns from bake sales to raffles to bingo nights.  

More training days

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

Hub 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.

Ark online training

Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.

Teacher and pupils at Ark Priory Primary AcademyBespoke training

Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.

Network opportunities

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.

Interested in teaching at Ark Priory Primary Academy or finding out more? Get in touch or browse our list of vacancies.

Train to teach in this school

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Priory Primary Academy? Find out more at arkteachertraining.org