Striving for excellence

At 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 is improving quickly, something which is reflecting well on each staff member, including its supportive senior leadership team.

Since joining the Ark network in 2014 we have made tremendous progress, but it’s important we don’t stand still and continue to develop, improve and innovate. There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join us. You will become a part of a close knit professional community of enthusiastic teachers and benefit from guidance and support of experts from the Ark network, one of the country’s top performing school groups.

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.