Students at Helenswood Academy

"We are proud of our reputation for linking traditional values of hard work,Lucy Monk, Principal at Helenswood Academy academic standards and respect for others with a forward thinking curriculum and the development of the confidence and skills needed for our girls to enter the twenty first century workforce. I look forward to welcoming you to our school."

Lucy Monk


Why work at Helenswood Academy?

We strive to ensure that children from our local community are given a quality education. We aim to instil a strong work ethic and excellent behavioural skills into our students, to give them the best chance to progress in life.  Whether they are moving into higher education or starting a career, we want to make sure that every student that leaves our school has been well prepared both academically and socially. We exist to transform the life chances of our students. commented in their last visit that: "the learning environment is outstandingly caring and supportive."

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Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Helenswood Academy? Find out more at

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 Helenswood 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.

Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or apply now.