Be part of our founding team at Ark Blake

Ark Blake Academy is a brand-new secondary school in East Croydon. We opened in September 2020 and welcomed 180 Year 7 pupils to the school. We are oversubscribed for September 2021 and are looking forward welcoming our second cohort. Our aim is to: ‘empower our pupils to take responsibility and seize greatness’. Our teachers are supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through our strongly held Blake values and centralised systems. Our teachers are able to teach exceptional lessons thanks to our exemplary climate for learning, powerful CPD and protected shared planning time. If you have sky-high expectations of what children can achieve and how they can conduct themselves, you will benefit from joining our growing school with plenty of opportunities for future development.

Interested in joining Ark Blake and being part of our founding team? See our 'Current Vacancies'.

High-quality professional learning

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 Ark Blake Academy will benefit from weekly CPD, including subject-specific CPD, as well as bespoke coaching and network-wide opportunities. No matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.

Grow and progress with the school

We are committed to offering you a diverse career progression, whether that means aspiring to senior leadership or becoming an outstanding practitioner, allowing you to really carve out a successful career in education. Being part of a brand-new school offers you the unique opportunity to grow with the school, honing your craft and developing as we expand.

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 also work closely with the rest of the founding team to embed our vision and develop an outstanding school.

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on, and lead, network-wide projects and come together with your peers locally and nationally to share resources, learning and school good practice.

Have an impact far beyond your own school

Joining Ark Blake Academy means you will become part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups with 39 schools in 4 locations. 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 and Ambition Institute, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world. If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join us.