Why work for us?
Why work at Ark Kings Academy?
Ark King’s is a rapidly improving school in Kings Norton, Birmingham. We joined the Ark network in 2012, and were named the most improved academy in the country in 2015. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we give not just our students, but our staff as well.
Training and development
Our focus on teaching and learning, combined with a rigorous behaviour system, means that teachers can focus on teaching and getting the best possible outcomes for our students. As part of Ark's network of schools, Ark Kings staff benefit from training for their whole career. This includes weekly CPD sessions, a tailored CPD programme for each teacher, twice as many training days as standard, network-wide training days and conferences, and network opportunites (either to work with people from different schools, or even take a lead on developing subject training for the whole network).
“I know there’s a great team behind me producing really high quality resources and training to make me a better teacher” Dr Rhodes, English teacher, Ark Kings Academy
We'll support you in your role
At Ark Kings, the expectations are high, but there is a lot of support to help you reach them. As a small school, there is an open door policy that extends to all staff and students. Extra free periods built into the day mean that teachers have extra time to get things done, whether that is training, meeting with parents or planning lessons, it really does make a difference.
From weekly line management meetings to staff shout-outs and half-termly buffets to say thank you, Ark Kings recognises its staff and the hard work everyone puts in to improving the school.
“We are a big family and we know that we are moving forwards and making a difference. Every day we’re opening students’ eyes to opportunities in Birmingham and beyond, students that may have otherwise been forgotten about. Our progress so far has been incredible and we know that one day we will be an outstanding school” Dr Rhodes, English teacher, Ark Kings Academy
Train to teach in this school
Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Kings Academy? Find out more at arkteachertraining.org.