Why work for us?

“At Ark William Parker our vision is simple: to create a great school which transforms the life chances of the young people of Hastings."

Stephanie Newman - Principal

We're looking for strong middle leaders to join our school. Find out more about unique and exciting opportunities at our school and get in touch now for more information - PDF iconMiddle leadership programme at Ark William Parker Academy.pdf

Find out what Collette Iglinski, Head of PSCHE, had to say about working at the school.

Why work at Ark William Parker Academy?

This is an opportunity to make a real difference where it matters most. The school was placed in special measures in January 2013, after which work began to transform it – starting with teaching and learning. Weekly professional development sessions were implemented, along with a new coaching programme. Improvements were also made to the building itself: classrooms were refurbished, corridors were painted, and a second canteen was created, along with a brand new school library. A new school uniform and a new name – Ark William Parker Academy – signalled a new chapter for the school and its students. Now, the school continues to build on the progress that staff have made. As an Ark school, Ark William Parker Academy has set high expectations for every student – and the whole team is committed to meeting those expectations.

We warmly encourage visits, please contact us to arrange to see our school. 

Train to teach in this school

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

We are offering exclusive opportunities to our new teacher trainees at Ark William Parker Academy. Find out more - PDF iconTrain to teach at Ark William Parker Academy.pdf.

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.

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.

Teacher and students at Ark William Parker 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.

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Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or browse our list of vacancies.