Why work for us?

Find out what Gail Clarkson, Geography teacher at Ark Helenswood Academy, had to say about working at the school.

Why work at Ark Helenswood Academy?

We strive to ensure that children from our local community are given a quality education and well-supported and developed staff are key to our vision. We aim to instil a strong work ethic and excellent behavioural skills into our students, to ensure that our teachers can focus on delivering inspiring and life-changing teaching. As a staff member, you’ll not only receive regular career development mentoring from a dedicated line manager and outstanding professional CPD opportunities – you’ll also have the chance to be involved in Ark Helenswood’s vibrant and dynamic performing arts.

How do we support Ark Helenswood staff?

We know that our students cannot reach their full potential without great teachers. From day one at Ark Helenswood, you’ll be offered regular training and support to help you develop in your career and practice – through Teaching Leaders’ and Future Leaders’ programmes, direct and regular mentoring with an experienced line manager and co-planning sessions for trainees and NQTs.

We also recognise and celebrate outstanding work in the school; each week, colleagues are nominated for our ‘Songs of Praise’ and given recognition for work that has gone above and beyond in our staff conferences. We recognise the hard work of all of our teachers and act to ensure that workloads are manageable.

Train to teach at Ark Helenswood

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Helenswood 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.

Teacher and students at Helenswood Academy

Ark Network opportunities

You’ll work with colleagues from across the Ark network, working in different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.

Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or browse our list of vacancies.