Ark Teacher Training
  • London, UK

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:

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education) in your chosen teaching subject
  • 60 credits towards a Master’s degree 



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:

  • In-school coach
  • Weekly training sessions
  • Ark Teacher Training tutor
  • Peer-to-peer support


Qualification Criteria:

  • have a grade C or above in Maths and English language GCSE
  • hold (or will hold) an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) prior to beginning your Initial Teacher Training 
  • have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the programme 
  • not currently hold Qualified Teacher Status 
11 Jul, 2019
£9.00 hourly
Great teachers transform lives and Ark Teacher Training exists to make sure that every young person regardless of their background, has access to one. Whether going to a good university or into the career of their choice – we want every student to have real choices in life. If you share our belief, we want to hear from you!   We are currently recruiting on-campus student brand ambassadors to promote Ark Teacher Training and help find great candidates for the programme. We will consider applicants from a wide range of universities, so if you are interested, please do apply. As our brand ambassador you will get involved in the following: Support and attend Ark Teacher Training on-campus events Talk to students and staff across the university about Ark Teacher Training and act as a point of contact for students and staff seeking more information Develop and maintain relationships with key university stakeholders and organisations e.g. student societies, academic departments etc. Act as a positive and professional representative of Ark Teacher Training Actively seek new ways to engage with students and university staff and liaise with other ambassadors to share ideas and best practise Distribute promotional materials and engage with students via various social media Create regular progress reports We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic students who are passionate about our mission to help all children succeed and will effectively communicate this mission and share this passion with others. Person specification: To be eligible for this role, you must be a second or third year/final year University student excellent communications skills a positive and hands-on approach to leading an on-campus promotional campaign an interest in education and/or marketing committed and reliable strong connections within various campus networks e.g. student societies, departments, student volunteering organisations confident and happy to network and reach out to people enthusiastic This is a great opportunity for you to gain invaluable work experience to enhance your CV, build your skill set, earn some money and make a difference before you graduate. Applicants need to be able to commit to 2- 3 hours per week over the Autumn term (flexible hours), with the possibility to extend to Spring term If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact or on 073 8837 1429.   How to apply: Please apply on our website here including your CV and cover letter.
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