Why work for us?
"Joining Ark Priory Primary Academy is an exciting opportunity to work in an outstanding setting which offers lots of potential and opportunity to embark on a rewarding career path. We are a school that firmly believes in its values of explore, endeavour and excel, not just for our pupils but for our dedicated staff team. We believe in developing outstanding teachers to have the ‘courage to fly’ in being the best practitioners that they can be through our extensive CPD program and additional benefits of being part of the Ark Schools Network."
Daniela Grasso, Head of School
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.
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.
Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.
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.
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