Creating a Transformative School: Free CPD event

Are you an experienced teacher who wants to learn how to instigate meaningful change in a challenging school? Or a trainee teacher who dreams of 100% behavioural compliance in their classroom?

Whether you’re a trainee teacher or an experienced middle leader, we would like to invite you to sign up for Transforming a Challenging School.

What’s on offer?

  • Choose from two free CPD sessions -

1) How to instigate meaningful change in a challenging school
2) 100% compliance in the classroom

  • An opportunity to hear from one of England’s leading Principals
  • An opportunity to network with current employees of the school and see the building
  • Food and refreshments for attendees.

What you’ll go away with:

  • Quick and easy-to-implement behaviour management techniques for 100% compliance in the classroom
  • A greater understanding of ways to effectively implement change in challenging schools.

Schedule for trainee teachers/NQTs:

Your day will begin at 2.10pm, in which you’ll be greeted and given an overview of Elvin’s NQT programme by the new Principal of the school, Ms Rebecca Curtis.

Rebecca joined Ark Schools in 2009 after over 10 years in various school leadership positions in inner London secondary schools, including as a founding small school headteacher a tEvelyn Grace Academy. As the Director of Secondary Education Support, Rebecca oversees the work of the Ark education team by providing support and training to schools across the network, and has most recently joined Ark Elvin as Principal.

After listening to the Principal’s opening introduction, attendees will be taken on a tour of the school by members of the school council, to see a showcase of best lessons. A free CPD session is to follow, on ‘Creating an 100% classroom culture’; quick-tips based upon behaviour-guru Doug Lemov’s essential read Teach Like a Champion!

Your day will end with listening to Jerry Collins' inspirational talk on How to Implement Change in a Challenging School, and the opportunity to leave your contact details with us for upcoming positions in 2017.

Schedule for experienced teachers:

Don’t finish school until 4pm?

Not to worry, experienced teachers are invited to join the event from 4.20-4:45pm onwards, where you can listen to Executive Head Jerry Collins give his inspirational talk on How to Implement Change in a Challenging School (along with an opportunity to network with the school’s Heads of Department). Jerry is a Principal who is known for his ability to transform schools, and was branded as one of the countries ‘Magnificent Seven’ school leaders by former Education Secretary Michael Gove.

To finish, you’ll be taken on a tour of the school and it’s new building – due for completion in early 2018. Experienced teachers are more than welcome to join from 2.10pm onwards if available.


Ark Elvin is just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Wembley stadium, and a 2-minute walk away from Wembley Stadium and Wembley Park tube stations.

Due to the expected popularity of the event, early sign-up is advised.

Sign up here.