Why work at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy?
The Academy is at an exciting phase of its development, with a dedicated staff team committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the local community. You’ll be able to see the impact that you’re making in our pupils’ lives every day.
"We believe that every child who attends our school will be academically and socially equipped for success at secondary school and, beyond that, in a career of their choice or university."
- Natalie Rankin
"At Ark Blacklands we put children at the heart of everything we do."
- Diana Jones
"Ark Blacklands is a welcoming, high-achieving and supportive school to work at. There are plentiful, quality training and development opportunities but, best of all, children that make you smile everyday."
- Nicole Edouard
"The pupils are at the heart of everything we do at Blacklands. It's wonderful to work with such a dedicated, supportive team."
- Beth Tooze
Class Teacher & Reading Lead
Classroom lessons at Ark Blacklands Primary
Training and Development
Train to teach in this school
Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Little Ridge Primary 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.
More training days
In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.
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.
Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.
Be part of a wider network
Ark Network 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.