Why work for us?


Striving for excellence

Ark Kings Academy is an all-through Academy, with children from Reception through to Year 11 and in September 2019, we opened a nursery for 3 year olds. This demonstrates the fact that we are a growing, ambitious school that meets the needs of all children and the community, with a commitment that we will do all we can do ensure that each child continually improves.

Our vision is - At Ark Kings Academy, every individual will develop the character to thrive in life, education and employment. We work hard to achieve this for our pupils and we work hard to help our staff achieve this too.  We focus on academic and character excellence so that every pupil achieves their potential in subjects that will serve them well beyond school.  We will do all we can to make sure every pupil continually improves on their best - and we will do all we can to make sure that we get better and better at what we do.


Training opportunities

We recognise that to achieve great things, we need great people. That’s why we will help you to be the very best that you can be, throughout your entire career. We offer twice the standard number of training days – including our network-wide ‘Hub Days’ where peers join together to learn and share best practice. There are also opportunities for online training and bespoke learning and mentoring programmes.

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).

Ark currently has 39 schools across London, Birmingham, Hastings and Portsmouth (and we are always growing!) so when the time comes for you to move on, there are plenty of opportunities across the network.

Be part of a network

Joining our school means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will have the opportunity to come together with your peers locally, nationally and sometimes even internationally, to share resources, learning and good practice.  You'll also be supported to focus on what you do best. We are always looking for ways to take away additional pressures, to give you more freedom to concentrate on improving education outcomes for young people. We offer support beyond the classroom; from prioritising strong behaviour management strategies to giving you access to our award-winning data management platform. 

Have an impact far beyond your own school

If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join Ark. From creating and working with new curricula and teaching techniques, to collaborating with other schools and partners to share what works, we’re always aiming for system change. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives, such as Mathematics Mastery, English Mastery, Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world.