Why work for us?

“We believe that education is most effective when there is a close partnership between school, home and the community. As a result, we always welcome and value the support and contributions of all our families.”

Joy Waelend Principal

Why work at Ark Dickens Primary Academy?

Our team at Ark Dickens collaborate on new ideas to ensure our teachers are always learning, as well as our pupils! Every teacher has regular lesson observations to allow reflection and feedback, guaranteeing our pupils are experiencing the best teaching possible. This in-class development is strengthened by the availability of unrivalled levels of CPD through the Ark network.

We are a friendly and supportive team who enjoy spending time together. We foster a culture of regular praise and celebrating excellence amongst the team. Every Friday morning the headteacher cooks breakfast for everyone and we give 'shout-outs' to recognise hard work that week.

Train to teach in this school

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Dickens 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 Dickens Primary Academy

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 take a look at our list of vacancies.