Why work for us?
Preparing our students for university and to be leaders in their community
Why work at Ark Globe Academy?
There are many reasons why Globe is a rewarding, exciting place to work. These are the views of some of our teaching staff about what being at Globe means to them:
Sean Whitehead – Assistant Principal:
“Four years ago, I worked my first week at Globe and the two things that stood out to me were the fantastic relationships the students had with teachers and the pride they had in their community. With so many staff and students from around the world, Globe’s community is to me a melting pot of ideas, beliefs, creativity and expression which, as a leader for Performance and Enrichment, I get to see played out every day in the most interesting ways.
As my time at Globe has gone on, our purpose and vision has become ever more clear and tangible. As our Sixth form continues to grow, I can see the real impact that this is having on our young people, and hopefully in the future we will all see the impact it will have on our alumni as they contribute to society and fulfil our shared purpose. I feel privileged to be part of the journey and look forward to seeing our students change the world.”
Laura Green – NQT in History:
“Working at Globe is undoubtedly rewarding, and certainly challenging at times. There is a strong sense of purpose guiding what we do and we feel a consistent enthusiasm for doing what is best for our students, often going the extra mile. There is also a desire to improve amongst staff and the fact that every teacher has access to a coach even after their training years really helps to move teaching forwards at Globe. We have very regular, bespoke CPD and we often engage in debates around pedagogy. Moreover, the students really care about school. They are full of character and can flourish with clear direction.”
Leann Swaine – Vice-Principal:
“Globe Academy is an avant-garde learning community, where the ultimate aim is the pursuit of Social Justice. Working at Globe can be tough; the aspiration and expectations we have for ourselves, each other and the pupils means that we operate as a high performing team working relentlessly to achieve our goal. We are held accountable, we pay great attention to results and we ‘sweat the small stuff’.
Yet such rigour is tempered with an understanding of people. We care and are valued. The level of commitment from staff is unrivalled staff show real pride in the work they do. Seeing how a school can become the agent of change for a local community and it’s families; watching the pupils become leaders who can articulate themselves with professionalism; and observing as our pupils achieve and head off to University despite some significant barriers is a reward one cannot tangibly measure. In short, Globe is innovative, creative, never boring, aspirational, ambitious, self-reflecting and self-improving and a school where I have learnt more about education and young people than I ever thought was possible.”
In our recent Ofsted inspection, the school was judged as outstanding for the behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership, management and early years provision. We were selected to be part of the Government’s 2013-2014 Parliamentary Review of Education as an example of good practice within education. Our inclusion in the Parliamentary Review reinforces that our teacher development programme is a beacon of excellence.
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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.
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.
Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.
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.