Graduate Trainee Teacher
We exist to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has access to a great education.
Ark Teacher Training is a school-based teacher training programme. As a School Direct programme, you'll be based in the classroom from day one, having an impact straight away, but you won't be thrown in at the deep end. You'll be supported every step of the way and will receive 500 hours of face-to-face training.
You will be based in the location of your choice. We work in over 40 schools located in economically disadvantaged areas, or those with a history of academic underachievement. Our schools are in four regions in the UK:
As a trainee with Ark, you'll have access to:
- Two-week summer school to introduce you to the programme and the principles of great teaching
- Weekly training sessions with your fellow trainees focusing on a key part of your teaching such as behaviour management or curriculum
- An in-school coach who you will work with you every week to plan lessons, observe your teaching and offer immediate tailored feedback
- Support from a network of education experts, a dedicated tutor and fellow trainees in your school and across the programme
At the end of your first year, you'll receive Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE qualification. You’ll have the opportunity to progress onto our highly supportive NQT programme to continue developing your skills.
There are two main types of funding available to help with your training; salary and a tax-free bursary. Regardless of which funding route you start on, you'll be paid a salary like all other qualified teachers after you complete your training year.
Ark Teacher Training was rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in January 2017.
Become the best teacher you can be with Ark Teacher Training.
At Ark Teacher Training, we have a particular responsibility to advocate for diversity and inclusion in teacher training to make a positive difference to the lives of our pupils. We believe that inclusivity and the representation of people, circumstances, identities, cultures and ethnicities from all sections of society make us stronger as individuals and as an organisation.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We have therefore taken steps to address our own internal bias and consider how our recruitment practices are impacting diversity which you can find more information on here. We welcome any candidate requests for reasonable adjustments to the selection process in order to ensure equal access to all candidates.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children, and this will be tested at interview. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.