Ark Teacher Training

Public Sector & Charity
About Ark Teacher Training

High-Quality Learning, Real Impact

Ark Teacher Training is an ‘Outstanding’ (OFSTED, 2022) teacher training programme and we are looking for aspiring teachers from a range of backgrounds to train in our primary and secondary schools.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, our training programme offers the perfect blend of theory and practice to ensure trainees from all walks of life have the tools and support they need to become incredible teachers.

We celebrated our tenth graduating class this summer, so have lots of experience helping you to excel!

As you develop from a trainee to a fully qualified teacher and beyond, you’re positioned to have the biggest impact with Ark Teacher Training: many of our schools are in areas facing social and economic challenges or historic academic underachievement, so with the support of Ark’s vast and vibrant network you can be sure you’re making a difference from day one.

Where are we based?

You’ll find our schools across four key locations in England:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Hastings
  • Portsmouth

Transforming the Lives of Children Through Education

Ark is a charity that exists to transform the lives of children through education, regardless of their background. While each of our schools has its own distinctive character that reflects the local community, they all draw upon the same principles in support of this shared mission.

Ark Teacher Training was inspected under Ofsted's new inspection framework, which has seen many 'outstanding' providers marked down. To date, there are only a few providers in the country who have retained this rating.

So, what does this mean for you?

  • You will have experienced, dedicated leaders, tutors and mentors to ensure you receive ‘high levels of support from the moment you start training’.
  • We prioritise your wellbeing throughout your teaching training journey and ‘‘There was never a time when anything was too much or too silly, or a personal problem not important.’
  • Join an ‘exceptionally well-planned and delivered programme’. You will rapidly gain the skills and confidence to create a positive climate for learning in your classroom.
  • You will ‘acquire a repertoire of strategies for working with pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and with those who speak English as an additional language’.
  • You will be surrounded by supportive staff who want you to flourish in your role and work alongside like-minded people focused on driving change for the better.

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