Striving for excellence

At ARK Elvin Academy we ensure that, when the time comes, every pupil leaves our care confident, articulate, and culturally aware - able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

“We believe that all of our pupils, staff and all members of the school community should be provided with the opportunities they require to achieve greatness and realise their ambitions.”
Our school motto is Magne Aude – ‘dare for greatness!’.Not only do we dare for greatness, we support our teachers who dare as well. The school has made huge improvements, something reflected in our professional, hungry and happy staff, including its supportive senior leadership team.

At Elvin we believe in investing in our staff – through great training, a meaningful and joyful team spirit and opportunities for development within and beyond Elvin. This is something we live by – ensuring every member of our school community has the support, resources and knowledge to do their best work and feel the pride and sense of community that comes from doing such powerful work together. Our clear and embedded school routines are essential to our striving for excellence – and support all teachers to have impact in their classrooms from the first day of teaching.

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. In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard. Additionally, up to 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.

But the main reason you will want to stay at Elvin is our pupils: they are proud of their school and want to work hard – our school’s sense of community is palpable; we encourage you to come and visit to get a sense of the calm and focused atmosphere in our corridors and classrooms. They are curious, resilient and generous young people who need great teachers to  Our school’s diversity is a strength and one that makes Elvin such a rich environment to work – from pupils to staff, all are proud of their backgrounds and cultures and what it brings to a vibrant and caring community.

Our online, cloud-based learning platform also supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources. All of this is in addition to the training sessions that are delivered locally by Ark Elvin Academy.

Training opportunities

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. In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard. Additionally, up to 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.

Our online, cloud-based learning platform also supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources. All of this is in addition to the training sessions that are delivered locally by Ark Elvin Academy. 

Be part of a network

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.