Our 2022 staff survey:
In our 2022 survey, staff commented that the strong sense of community at the school and building relationships with the students are some of their favourite things about working at Ark Brunel Primary Academy.
Hear from our teachers
Ms Charlton, a Newly Qualified Teacher at Ark Brunel Primary Academy, explains why the school “will help you fly if you want to”.
'I’ve always wanted to work with children who might have more difficult backgrounds. That’s why I joined Ark, as they are renowned for giving extra support to children who need it most.
For some of these children, we’re everything. It’s a big responsibility, but it’s also hugely rewarding – they have so much potential.
High standards are expected of us and we expect high standards of the children - and that really makes a difference to how much they can learn. It’s fantastic that we’re achieving some of the best progress results in the country.
I think the key strengths for teachers here are the collaborative atmosphere and the support we get from the senior leadership team. They always encourage us to be creative and try new techniques to help give each child a love of learning.
For instance, I follow the school-led approach to managing behaviour but I have the autonomy to adapt it to suit my year 1 children, who are, of course, very different from a Year 4 class. They’re very young but even they respond well to the structure. They know exactly what’s expected of them and they love the daily routine. Honestly, there’s so much love in my classroom!
Our headteacher also wants us to think about our career progression – you can’t escape professional development opportunities here! You’re constantly learning and developing.
A diverse and inclusive school
We have committed to delivering a series of commitments as part of a longer-term diversity and inclusion strategy.