Recruitment and Appointments

Ark Schools exists to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. This may only be achieved through the appointment of high quality staff (teaching and operational).


The use of this policy and procedure is to ensure that Ark Schools employs the best candidate for the job, assist Ark Schools to deter, identify and reject people who are unsuitable to work with children, help promote equality of opportunity and ensure that Ark Schools meets its statutory obligations.


This policy covers the recruitment of all Academy and non-school based staff. It is also strongly recommended for use by external agencies/contractors appointing workers who will have access to Ark Schools academies as part of their role. It is the principal’s responsibility within an academy to ensure that relevant agencies are made aware of these standards.

Equal opportunities

Ark Schools is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our employees. We endeavor to build a workforce that will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. To that end we are committed to provide equality and fairness for all in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Ark Helenswood - Recruitment and Appointment Policy