Who are we?
Ark Teacher Training is an ‘Outstanding’ school based two-year Initial Teacher Training programme that allows graduates and career changers to learn from some of the best teachers and leaders in the profession. You’ll be based in a school from day one, having an impact straight away.
Ark aims to tackle educational disadvantage by ensuring all young people, regardless of their background, have access to excellent teaching. Our ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted, 2017) two-year teacher training programme gives the best graduates and career changers the chance to make a difference where it matters most and start a successful and rewarding career in teaching.
How is the programme structured?
Unlike a university-based PGCE, you will be based in a school of your choice spending the whole academic year with your students watching them progress, as well as seeing your own development. The programme provides the perfect balance of theory and practice and at the end of you first year you’ll have achieved the following:
We are looking for trainees in our London secondary schools including Maths, Science, Geography, Languages, English and PE. There are two main types of funding available to help with your training; salary and bursary. Regardless of which funding route you start on, in year two, you'll be paid a salary like all other qualified teachers.
What support is available to me during the programme?
Teacher training can be challenging, but the Ark Teacher Training team and wider network will support you including: