Ark Network Schools Board

Ark Pioneer Academy is part of Ark - a leading education charity and one of the country’s top-performing academy operators. Ark is non-denominational and does not make any profit from running its schools.

Every school in the Ark network is the legal responsibility of the Ark Schools Board. This board focuses on statutory duties and delegates most day-to-day responsibilities to each school’s individual Local Governing Body (LGB). Unlike in most non-academy governing bodies, Ark Pioneer Academy’s governors will be able to concentrate on the things that really matter – educational strategy, school outcomes and aspiration.


Ark Pioneer's Governing Body

Ark Pioneer Academy’s LGB will be made up up of six to ten members appointed by Ark, to include the Chair and Principal. Governors are usually people with a local connection or a particular skill or interest who are committed to supporting educational opportunity in the area.

Ark aims to create a balanced group that will have the right skills, connections and dynamic for the LGB to work well and support the school in achieving exceptional performance:

  • Good insight into the specific challenges at the school and the general challenges of operating top-quality schools
  • Excellent community links
  • Specific skills as needed by and relevant to the school
  • A link to the senior executive team of Ark

The LGB will meet a minimum of four times per year.


Find out more

To learn more about becoming a governor or to express an interest in becoming a governor at Ark Pioneer, please visit