Ark Trainee Science Teacher

Ark Schools
United Kingdom
Up to £26,000
23 Jul 2021
11 May 2022

Location: London, Birmingham, Portsmouth or Hastings
Working pattern: Full-time
Salary: Up to £26,000
Subjects: We offer physics, chemistry and biology as well as a range of other subjects. Have a look on our website for a full list.
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Who are we?

"My favourite thing about teaching physics is helping pupils towards that ‘eureka’ moment and seeing them understand a concept or method." Ellyn, University of Birmingham alumni and Ark Physics trainee.

Ark Teacher Training is an ‘Outstanding’ teacher training programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice, designed to develop you into the best teacher you can be. With the current covid-19 pandemic, teaching gives you a rewarding and stable career where you can really make a difference to our students lives.

We believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education, which is why we work mainly in areas of low income with a history of academic underachievement.

How is the programme structured?

Unlike a university-based PGCE, you will be based in a school of your choice from day one, 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.

After successfully completing your training year you can progress onto our highly supportive, tailored NQT (newly qualified teacher) programme. We will help you secure an NQT role at your school or at another one in the Ark network and support and guide you through your first few years of teaching.

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.