The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Lorraine Clarke

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

Hastings, East Sussex

Lorraine Clarke, who is Executive Principal for Ark Blacklands as well as Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy, was nominated by her staff for her exceptional leadership.

She has been principal at Ark Blacklands since 2013 and has led the school from special measures to outstanding in just three years. She has been clear in her vision and belief that she could make this school outstanding.

Her high expectations of staff, pupils and herself have ensured the school provides the highest quality education to enable its pupils to be the best that they can be.’