Ark Schools

Welcome to Ark's Supply Service. On this page, you can find all the information you may need about joining our staff bank.

Transforming lives through education

Ark is a charity that aims to transform children’s lives through education. 

We started with one school, fourteen years ago

We’ve always believed that, with the right approach, every school has the potential to succeed – even those in the most challenging circumstances. Nothing should be a barrier to children achieving.

Ark has since grown into a network of 38 schools in the UK – and is now recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We still only work in the communities where we can make the biggest difference to children’s lives, and all our schools are non-selective.

“At Ark you are provided with excellent, high level ongoing development from your entry into the profession through to leadership and beyond. I am proud to be part of a network that supports its people to raise their standard level of performance year on year so our pupils have the best professionals in front of them.”

Herminder Channa OBE, Executive Principal, Ark Boulton Academy

About Ark Schools

A network of excellent schools.

In the UK, our network of 38 non-selective schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth includes primary, secondary and all-through academies. Each of our schools has its own distinctive character, reflecting its local community.

Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every student, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

  • Visibility of all day-to-day, short-term, long-term and permanent roles across Ark Schools
  • Weekly Pay
  • Optional contribution into Government Pension Scheme via Pension Auto Enrolment (PAE)
  • 24-hour self-booking portal
  • Online app to accept/reject bookings, view Pay Slips and work history
  • The opportunity to gain further experience/work across a wide variety of schools
  • A supportive and dedicated partnership team on-hand every day
  • A suite of 22 fully funded, nationally recognised, distance learning courses and accredited level two qualifications available with The Supply Register.

While each Ark school has its own ethos and character, they all draw upon the same principles:

  • High expectations
  • Excellent teaching
  • Depth for breadth
  • Knowing every child
  • Exemplary behaviour
  • Always learning

Job Opportunities

£75 — £85 per Day
West Midlands, Birmingham

Part Time
3 days ago

£65 — £100 per Day
Greater London, London

Full Time
3 days ago

£75 — £85 per Day
Greater London, London

Full Time
3 days ago

£118 — £207 per Day
West Midlands, Birmingham

Full Time
4 days ago

£117 — £207 per Day
Greater London, London

Part Time
4 days ago

£118 — £170 per Day
West Midlands, Birmingham

Part Time
5 days ago

Ark Locations

Ark AcademyLondon, HA9 9JRNursery, Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Ark Acton AcademyLondon, W3 8EYSecondary, Post-16

Ark All Saints AcademyLondon, SE5 0UBSecondary

Ark Alexandra AcademyHastings, TN34 2PGSecondary, Post-16

Ark Atwood Primary AcademyLondon, W9 2JYNursery, Primary

Ark Ayrton Primary AcademyPortsmouth, PO5 4LSPrimary

Ark Bentworth Primary AcademyLondon, W12 7AJNursery, Primary

Ark Blacklands Primary AcademyHastings, TN34 2HUPrimary

Ark Blake AcademyLondon, CR0 6NASecondary

Ark Boulton AcademyBirmingham, B11 2QGSecondary

Ark Bolingbroke AcademyLondon, SW11 6BFSecondary, Post-16

Ark Brunel Primary AcademyLondon, W10 5ATNursery, Primary

Ark Burlington Danes AcademyLondon, W12 0HRNursery, Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Ark Byron Primary AcademyLondon, W3 7JTPrimary

Ark Charter AcademyPortsmouth, PO5 4HLSecondary

Ark Castledown Primary AcademyHastings, TN34 3QTPrimary

Ark Conway Primary AcademyLondon, W12 0QTPrimary

Ark Dickens Primary AcademyPortsmouth, PO1 4PNNursery, Primary

Ark Elvin AcademyLondon, HA9 7DUSecondary

Ark Evelyn Grace AcademyLondon, SE24 0QNSecondary, Sixth Form

Ark Franklin Primary AcademyLondon, NW6 6HJNursery, Primary

Ark Greenwich Free SchoolLondon, SE18 4LHSecondary

Ark Globe AcademyLondon, SE1 6AGNursery, Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Ark John Archer Primary AcademyLondon, SW11 2AANursery, Primary

Ark John Keats AcademyLondon, EN3 5PANursery, Primary, Secondary

Ark Isaac Newton AcademyLondon, IG1 1FYNursery, Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Ark Kings AcademyBirmingham, B38 9DEPrimary, Secondary

Ark King Solomon AcademyLondon, NW1 6RUNursery, Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Ark Little Ridge Primary AcademySt. Leonards-On-Sea, TN37 7LRPrimary

Ark Oval Primary AcademyCroydon, CR0 6BAPrimary

Ark Pioneer AcademyGreater London, EN5 2BESecondary, Post-16

Ark Priory Primary AcademyLondon, W3 8NRNursery, Primary

Ark Putney AcademyLondon, SW15 3DGSecondary, Post-16

Ark St Alban's AcademyBirmingham, B12 0YHSecondary, Post-16

Ark Swift Primary AcademyLondon, W12 7PTNursery, Primary

Ark Tindal Primary AcademyBirmingham, B12 9QSPrimary

Ark Victoria AcademyBirmingham, B10 0HJPrimary, Secondary

Ark Walworth AcademyLondon, SE1 5UJSecondary, Sixth Form

Preferred Supplier List

Where our staff bank is unable to meet all our cover requirements, we work with a preferred supplier list (PSL) of agencies to meet our day-to-day, short and long-term cover needs.

If you are seeking a supply role and would like to consider the opportunities at Ark Schools, you should either contact our Trust Supply Service Team on 02080 588 960 or

For agencies interested in working with Ark Schools as a preferred supplier, please visit here and register to access documentation once published.

Training and Development at Ark

At Ark we are committed to providing you with 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 for school staff we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at Ark have access to a variety of training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of our schools and our people. So whether you’re just starting your career in teaching or you’re an experienced senior leader, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.

Opportunities include:

• Early Career Teacher programme
• Nationally-accredited programmes such as NPQML and NPQSL
• Additional opportunities through our brand-new Ark Teaching School Hub
• Termly collaborative Network Days
• Access to our extensive, bespoke Ark Learning Platform.