Our 2022 staff survey:
Our 2022 staff survey found that 90% of our staff are proud to work at Ark Priory Primary Academy.
Hear from our teachers
Maria Georgaki, Y4 teacher and KS2 English Lead
"Arriving in Ark Priory from a mainstream Ealing primary, I was excited to join Ark Priory but had never worked for an Ark school before. During my first year, I adapted my teaching practice to match the rigor and ambition of teaching in an Ark school and a little over a year later, I am confident to use programs of study like ‘Maths Mastery’ and ‘Ark Curriculum Plus’ as the foundations of my teaching. I can see why ambitious and determined teachers choose to make Ark Priory Academy their professional home, in the same way that the school attracts ambitious students. In Priory, the atmosphere is relaxed but purposeful. Children are excited to learn, to endeavour and to experiment. Our students embrace a culture of effort and an attitude of learning from mistakes. They know what success looks like because they are explicitly shown examples of it – many times a day and often in their own work. They develop resilience and ‘the courage to fly’.
Similarly, as a teacher I was encouraged to develop my practice and take on challenges. I am delighted to have recently advanced to middle leadership responsibilities, but I am not unique. Most of Priory staff experience quick progression and that is a testament to the commitment of my colleagues and the trust that the management shows in us. I feel fully supported to fulfil both my class teacher and leadership roles, not least because being in Priory means access to Ark’s rigorous and multi-faceted professional development training. I have found Ark training particularly useful in my teaching practice, allowing me to swiftly establish classroom relationships, strategies and routines that ensure the efficacy of our work. Evidence of our school community’s strength was how we fared during the lockdown of Spring 2020. Back in school, our community continues to flourish while enjoying a convivial school life."
Virginie Kabbachi, Year 6
When I joined Ark Priory in 2019, I was an ECT. Since then, the school has given me lots of opportunities to develop as a teacher and also now as a member of MLT. I am extremely proud to work at Ark Priory. The team is really supportive, which has proven invaluable over the last few years. The children and families are also very welcoming and the sense of community, admirably orchestrated by the Friends of Ark Priory, is felt everywhere around the school.
Ruth Kelly, Nursery Teacher
I have made some amazing friends as well as colleagues, you know that someone will be there for you on your bad days and will not judge. The senior management understand that good personal development and CPD will lead to higher wellbeing and job satisfaction. Standards are high, but so is the support, I feel very listened to.
David Narayan – Premises Manager
The highlights are Performances ,Year 6 Graduation ,Social events.
A diverse and inclusive school
We have committed to delivering a series of commitments as part of a longer-term diversity and inclusion strategy.