3rd March 2021
Ark is a network of 38 schools in the UK, in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. While each Ark school has its own ethos, they all draw upon the same six pillars – in support of the shared mission to transform lives through education. Ark’s six pillars focus on; high expectations, excellent teaching, knowing every child, depth for breadth, exemplary behaviour and always learning.
Ark Schools operate to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students – they run mostly in areas of economic disadvantage and therefore have a higher proportion of disadvantaged students – 42% compared to the national average of 25%. Raising attainment is of significant importance to Engage Education and we’ve always instilled this in our approach to recruitment.
At Engage Education, we believe in building strong relationships with schools and trusts alike. A core part of our business is to partner with and provide staffing solutions for local and national frameworks, like the DfE’s CCS Framework.
We were recently delighted to join the Ark Schools Trust as a preferred partner for recruitment services, via the CCS Framework.
The trust wanted to partner with recruitment agencies who were accepted onto the CCS Framework. The DfE and CCS’ commercial agreement for supply teachers provides greater transparency of costs to help control supply teacher spend, and introduces standardised terms and conditions across the sector and establishes a consistent approach to safeguarding and compliance.
Joining frameworks always involves a comprehensive tendering process – for MATs, it’s important that agencies can prove they’ll be able to deal with the capacities needed for staffing the schools within the framework, as well as meeting a number of compliance requirements.
At Engage, we work hard to make sure we exceed all compliance requirements for education recruitment agencies. We’re REC audited, compliant with all government legislation and guidelines, and a named supplier on the CCS framework. Hire with confidence knowing all candidates put forward to you have undertaken the following checks:
Our commitment to schools includes the highest levels of safeguarding and compliance, first-rate customer service and transparency at all levels.
We are committed to developing a deep understanding of each school we work with in terms of their ethos, and the wider context of each school’s needs and journey to better guide our candidate matching.
Our dedicated Ark Schools focus team will support your school depending on where it’s based – book a call with us below.
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