Ark Teacher Training – Graduate Programme – £24-26K

Start date: September 2022 Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 Location: Ark Globe in Elephant and Castle
“The work you are doing is meaningful and directly impacts the future of the kids in your responsibility, and that’s one of the best feelings in the world.” Kwaku, Maths trainee
Who are we?
Ark Teacher Training is an ‘Outstanding’ teacher training programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. 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.
About the school:
At Ark Globe, our mission is to prepare our students for university and to be leaders in their community. Every child has the potential to succeed and there are no excuses not to achieve that success. We expect every Ark Globe student to graduate from our academy with the qualifications, skills, and confidence to achieve their ambitions and go on to higher education or their chosen career.
How is the programme structured?
You’ll be based in one of our schools from day one, spending the whole academic year watching your students progress. At the end of your training 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 ECT (early career teacher) programme. We will help you secure an ECT role at your school or at another one in the Ark network and guide you through your first few years of teaching.
What support is available to me during the programme?
“99% of trainees feel their wellbeing is well supported by the Ark Teacher Training team.”
We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning for our teachers. On our teacher training programme, you will benefit from:

A two-week summer school so you feel confident before you start in September.
Your own Ark Teacher Training tutor.
Continuous support throughout your training year and beyond, including an in-school coach and weekly training sessions.
Being able to practice teaching strategies before entering the classroom.
A curriculum based on leading educational research and a unique focus on subject curriculum.
A supportive network of tutors, other teachers, and trainees past and present.

What are we looking for?
To be eligible to teach in the UK you must:

Have a degree or A level in a related subject to teach maths
Have a grade C or above in Maths and English language GCSE
Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the programme (3 years)
Not currently hold Qualified Teacher Status

Diversity and Inclusion:
At Ark Teacher Training, we have a particular responsibility to advocate for diversity and inclusion in teacher training to make a positive difference in 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 here. 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 the interview. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.