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The Yellow Building, 1 Nicholas Road, London W11 4AN, United Kingdom

Ark Teacher Training is part of Ark, an international education charity which aims to give every young person a great education and real choices in life. Ark Teacher Training exists to ensure all children, regardless of their background, have access to a high-quality education

Ark Teacher Training is part of the charity Ark, which exists to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a high-quality education. We do this by recruiting bright, motivated graduates and training them to become excellent teachers across the schools in our network.

Why work for us
Working in the areas of greatest need across four regions is a challenge, but all our trainees are supported through our programme by a network of experienced educators, as well as each other. We were rated “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted, reflecting the high quality of all aspects of our training. Our rigorous school-based training scheme covers the fundamentals for beginning an illustrious and impactful career in teaching: effective classroom practice, a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS) by the end of the first year.

Training and development
To support and develop you day to day, you’ll have an in-school coach as well as an Ark tutor. Your coach will have designated time on their timetable to spend with you every week to guide you in planning lessons and watch you teach, so they can offer you tailored feedback on your practice. In addition to this, our weekly training sessions will focus on a key part of your teaching, such as behaviour management, and you’ll have the chance to get up and practice your new skills with your fellow trainees before taking them into the classroom.

At the end of your training year, we will help you secure a role at your school or at another one in the Ark network. The training doesn’t stop when you qualify as a teacher. In line with the DfE’s Early Career Framework, we will support and guide you through your first few years of teaching.   

UK: London, Birmingham, Hastings, Portsmouth

Number of employees
Approx. 150 on the programme

Positions recently recruited for
Teacher Training Programme – secondary and primary

Desired degree disciplines/class
Bachelor’s degree (2.2 or above) – MA/PhD applicants are warmly welcomed

Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply
Via our website  

Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)208 148 3005

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