Ark has a network of 36 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Its schools include early years settings right through to sixth form. A recognition agreement between Ark and the education unions was signed in 2009, and this allows for national negotiations on pay and conditions for Ark employees. Ark does not apply School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) arrangements with regard to pay and working time. Ark has, instead, its own separate pay and conditions structure which, over the years, has developed some similarities with the STPCD.


NUT contacts

The national trade union recognition agreement

This is the national recognition agreement between the Ark Academies Trust and the trade unions.

Working in Ark Academies – An NUT Guide

This guidance document gives a brief overview of employment in Ark operated Academies.

Ark Academies – Joint Teacher Pay Claim 2018

The joint teacher union pay claim from the NEU, ASCL and NAHT for teachers working in Ark academies can be found here.

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