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ARK Schools

ARK Schools

ARK Schools

ARK Schools is an education charity which runs a network of 18 academies in London, Birmingham and Portsmouth. We are one of the country's top performing academy groups and our vision is to create outstanding schools so that every pupil has the opportunity to go to university or to pursue the career of their choice.


London, United Kingdom

21 May 2014

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Compensation details:
There are salaried and bursaried places available. Salaried is for people with 3+ years of professional experience, and will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale.

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Social Impact
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Trainee Teachers

We’re here to make sure every child has a great teacher. Become a teacher with us and help us transform education.

London, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:
There are salaried and bursaried places available. Salaried is for people with 3+ years of professional experience, and will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale.

Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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One thing we always hear from our trainees is how happy they are after switching career; “My previous job had a certain glamour to it but after a while I realised that there wasn’t much to love beneath the glitter” and “When I saw the difference I could make to children’s lives, that’s what made me realise I had made the right choice”. These people bring valuable skills from the workplace into the classroom – some of our best teachers have come from different careers.

Doctors, Corporate Lawyers, Scientists, Soldiers, Insurance Brokers, Headhunters, Personal Assistants, Bankers. They’re working in classrooms across the country as part of our first cohort of trainee teachers.

On our programme you’ll spend one year working in one of our 27 schools. You’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE – and be in a great place to work in one of our schools. We run 27 academies in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings. We want to make sure all children have the same chances to succeed in life, regardless of their background – and great teachers are central to this.

Reasons to train on our programme:

·         It’s the perfect balance of theory and classroom practice. You’re in the classroom from day one, but we won’t drop you in the deep end. You’ll receive strong theoretical foundations and plenty of practical experience.

·         You’ll be supported by the best people in the profession. From your coach helping you on a daily basis in school, to education experts and tutors delivering regular sessions, everyone is here to help you succeed.

·         Make a real difference. Lots of our schools are in areas facing social and economic challenges – so you can have an impact from day one.

·         You’ll graduate with QTS and a PGCE. While some programmes give you Qualified Teacher Status, ours gives you a PGCE too.

We want you to stay and teach with us after your first year. We’ll help you find a place at the school you train at or somewhere else in our network; in fact, all the trainees on this year’s programme have been offered a permanent teaching role in the network. What’s more, we’ll develop your career over the long term, with a wide range of programmes and bespoke training.

If you want to make a difference, have the skills to inspire young people to learn, and you’ve got what it takes to start a new career as a teacher, then get in touch. We have salaried places available in primary and secondary schools.
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