“We are aspirational for your child and look forward to working with you to help them attain great things.”

Sophie Bennett-Acres, Headteacher


Here at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that children from our local community are given a quality education. We have worked hard to make sure ours is a well-equipped school. For instance we have a Multi Media Resource Centre, where teachers can access books, laptops, tablets and other tools to help them with their teaching. With the school growing year on year, working here would be an excellent development opportunity for an ambitious candidate with the capacity to take on middle leadership or management responsibilities in the near future.



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Make a difference where it matters most

Ark schools are always based in the communities where we can make the biggest difference to children’s lives. We take on some of the most challenging schools in the country. Many of our schools have a history of academic under-achievement or are in areas of economic disadvantage. We have more than ten years' experience of successfully transforming schools, building outstanding new schools and improving the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged young people in the country.

Take your career in your own direction

At Ark Ayrton, we are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role. That’s why we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at our school have access to a variety of training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of our school and our team. So no matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.

Collaborate with education experts

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.