Could you join the founding team at Ark Pioneer?

Ark Pioneer is a community of professionals who strive for excellent practice and constant improvement. 

Joining our school means becoming part of the Ark network, one of the UK's most successful school groups. We know that great schools are made of great teachers. That's why we are dedicated to recognising and rewarding hard work and supporting our staff to be their best. Join us in transforming lives through education.

“We believe every child deserves access to the highest quality of education from their local school. Our aim is to develop Ark Pioneer to a standard matching the very best.”                                                                                                                           

Aishling Ryan, Principal 

Make a difference where it matters most

We only work in the communities where we can make the biggest difference to children’s lives and take on some of the most challenging schools in the country. Many of our schools have a history of academic under-achievement or are in areas of economic disadvantage. We have more than ten years' experience of successfully transforming schools, building outstanding new schools and improving the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged young people in the country.

Learning at every stage

We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role. That’s why we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at our school have access to a variety of training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of our school and our team. So no matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.

"One of the best things about being part of the Ark network is the great professional development opportunities I've had. I feel like I've learned more and had more supportive feedback here than I did when I was first training to teach!"

- Meryl, English teacher

Take your career in your own direction

We are committed to offering you diverse career progression, whether that means aspiring to senior leadership or becoming an outstanding practitioner, allowing you to really carve out a successful career in education. We are dedicated to offering opportunities to support your career in our school or as part of our wider network. 

Collaborate with education experts

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.