Why work for us?

Pupils at Ark Oval Primary Academy

“At Ark Oval Primary Academy we believe that every one of our pupils has the potential to excel and our aim is to help them to do so.”

Sonia Rutherford


Why work at Ark Oval Primary Academy?

Ark Oval opened in September 2012 and has already produced  great results with 85% of its Reception children achieving Good Levels of Development (GLD). The national average is 60%. We are now poised to move to our next exciting and important phase, and staff are pivotal to our success. We aim to develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme.

Train to teach in this school

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

Training and development

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.

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.

A teacher and Pupils at Ark Oval 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 training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or browse our list of vacancies.