We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to supporting teachers in providing consistent, high-quality education to all students. In particular, our programmes are targeted towards supporting disadvantaged children. We aim to level the playing field, so that every young person can succeed.
Helping to close the attainment gap is part of the Ark Group DNA. With 42% of Ark schools students from disadvantaged backgrounds, we know that our programmes can open doors for everyone. Students on our curriculum are proven to achieve half a grade more than their peers across the UK.
Thanks to our support’s encouraging outcomes, 93% of participating schools continue with their programme for another year. We believe the personal development we integrate sets our programmes apart. It is not just students who benefit; as a teacher, you will also increase your subject matter expertise to grow your confidence and career potential.
We believe education has the power to help every young person excel. It all starts with teachers. By enriching the curriculum to move beyond achieving grades alone, we create a learning structure that constantly builds contextual and conceptual knowledge. Our holistic approach also helps you to identify and support specific needs. As a result, we are helping to narrow the attainment gap, ensuring no child is left behind.
Our programmes are built for teachers, because you are the people who can make a real difference to a young person’s understanding. Personal development is central to our approach. You can build teachers’ subject and pedagogical expertise without taking time away from the classroom. We also ensure that teachers remain in control. You choose the material and topics but can access pre- and post-lesson assistance to make the most impact with every lesson.
When creating a programme, we conduct in-depth research into the latest curriculum designs and pedagogy theories. This approach means our support is always grounded in evidence-based principles. Through our work with Ark Schools, teachers also help develop and test our curriculum in the classroom. You can be confident that our programmes are accessible, easy to implement and make a tangible difference to the teacher and student experience.