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Ark Globe Academy features in BBC documentary ‘Will Britain Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?’

By | Our Schools

A BBC Two documentary due to air Sunday 13 November at 9pm examines the differences in life chances between black and white children in 21st century Britain. The BBC visited Ark Globe Academy in South London as part of their filming and features Principal Matt Jones.

Matt Jones, one of only 15 black male headteachers in over 3,000 secondary schools in England, is interviewed by presenter David Harewood (from TV drama Homeland) and discusses the difficulties that young black people face when they try to make it to the top of the UK’s most prestigious professions.david-harewood-300x400

Matt explains the vital role that a school can play and shares his experiences in raising aspiration and building cultural capital for students at Globe – so that they consider the top professions as realistic options for their future. He also talked about building the skills and personal attributes needed to succeed. David Harewood was filmed experiencing some of this for himself, as he visited a ‘Professional Pathways’ lesson, where Year 12 students were learning how to conduct themselves in a job interview.

The documentary also unveils new economic inequality research that highlights just how great the gap is and showcases some of the country’s leading BAME parliamentarians.

Matt explains the vital role that a school can play and shares his experiences in raising aspiration and building cultural capital for students at Globe – so that they consider the top professions as realistic options for their future. He also talked about building the skills and personal attributes needed to succeed. David Harewood was filmed experiencing some of this for himself, as he visited a ‘Professional Pathways’ lesson, where Year 12 students were learning how to conduct themselves in a job interview.

The documentary also unveils new economic inequality research that highlights just how great the gap is and showcases some of the country’s leading BAME parliamentarians.

Train to teach at Ark William Parker

Be part of Hastings – Exciting opportunities for trainees at Ark William Parker

By | Our Schools

 

Interested in training to teach with Ark Teacher Training?

For trainees starting our programme in September 2017, there are great opportunities available at Ark William Parker Academy, Hastings.

Ark William Parker is a fast-improving school located on a spacious green campus right in the heart of Hastings. A former sports college, Ark William Parker Academy is an all-boys secondary where exciting sports programmes sit alongside a drive for excellence in traditional academic subjects. The school shares a sixth form with nearby Ark Helenswood Academy, and has sent students to top universities like Cambridge and King’s College London.

Hastings’ burgeoning art scene, historic old town and seaside air make it an attractive place to work and live.

The programme at Ark William Parker includes:

Start a successful career with Ark William Parker Academy

  • 2-year contract offered at the start of your training, with an NQT place guaranteed for any trainee successful in passing their training year.
  • Two-year programme includes:
    • Year 1 – 500 hours of training, 120 hours of team teaching, 66 observations with feedback
    • Year 2 – rigorous NQT programme

We work hard to recognise your hard work

  • Receive additional benefits and bonuses throughout your training including:
    • A taxable bonus of £3,000 in total, to be paid in £1,000 instalments termly upon confirmation of a successful termly report.
    • A further taxable £1,000 to be paid upon successful completion of your NQT year.*
  • Additional rewards package including:

Be supported to be your best

  • Access to unrivalled levels of development, with twice the number of training days as standard.
  • Guaranteed leadership training in NQT year + 2 for staff gaining consistent outstanding lesson observation outcomes in their NQT year +1.

Want to know more about what it’s like to teach at Ark William Parker Academy or about life in Hastings? Hear from our teachers Collette, Kelvin and Pip.

Get in touch today to find out more about this opportunity or how to apply.

*Paid in the September dependent upon you staying with William Parker for a further year.