Why work for us?

Pupils at Ark Burlington Danes Academy

“80% of students in Year 11 gainedMichael Ribton, Principal of Ark Burlington Danes Academy at least 5 A*-C grades including English and maths in our 2014 GCSE results, which is an exceptional improvement on the record-breaking 77% achieved by our 2013 cohort. In 2015, the majority of our year 13 pupils (89%) obtained A* – C grades which is a credit to the quality of teaching from our staff.  We are immensely proud that we have one Oxford student, one going to Harvard and two medics.” Michael Ribton, Principal

Why work at Ark Burlington Danes Academy?

One of the best schools in the country, Ark Burlington Danes has 300 years of history and a bright future ahead. 

In 2013, Ark Burlington Danes Academy was rated ‘Outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted, marking an astounding turnaround for a school that was placed in special measures in 2004. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most successful academies in the country. With our new primary phase, the Academy is now an all-through school, helping to ensure all children in our local community are given the best start in life.

Training and development at Ark Burlington Danes

Our success would not have been possible without great teachers, which is why we offer the very best training for all our staff. We provide regular coaching sessions and have an open-door policy for teachers so that peers can share learning and best practice. 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.

Support at Ark Burlington Danes

There is a real sense of community at our school from 'teacher of the week' ceremonies to regular social clubs and events. The collegiate nature of our team is best exemplified by the anonymous 'buddy' scheme where staff are encouraged to perform randon small acts of kindness for a fellow member of the team. 

More training days

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

Hub days

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.

Ark online training

Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.

Pupils at Ark Burlington Danes AcademyBespoke training

Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.

Network opportunities

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

Interested in teaching with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or take a look at our list of vacancies.

Train to teach at Ark Burlington Danes

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Burlington Danes Academy? Find out more at arkteachertraining.org.