Why work at Ark Dickens Primary Academy?

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.

 - Fiona Chapman, Principal

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.

Training and development

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.

Be part of a wider network

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.


Ark Network 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.