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About Ark Teacher Training

Ark offers the perfect blend of theory & practice to ensure trainees from all walks of life have the tools to become incredible teachers.

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Many of our schools are in areas facing social and economic challenges so you’ll be making an impact straight away. Unlike a university-based PGCE, you’ll be based in a school from day one. You’ll be able to watch your students grow over an entire academic year and see your development alongside them.

Ark Teacher Training, a programme formed in 2015 by Ark to bring recent graduates into the profession, has been hailed 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted. (May, 2022)

Ark Teacher Training was inspected under Ofsted's new inspection framework, which has seen many 'outstanding' providers marked down. To date, there are only four 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

Culture and Values

From your very first day at Ark Teacher Training, we maintain a focus on teacher training wellbeing and support to ensure that you have a fantastic experience on the programme.

Helping children and young people to progress and reach their full potential in life is an amazing gift; we therefore see it as our responsibility to ensure that our trainee teachers are protected, supported and take care of themselves on this incredibly selfless journey. We therefore focus on four key values on our programme:

  • Aim high
  • Be brave
  • Be kind
  • Keep learning

Equality and diversity

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 our website. 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.

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