Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“There’s an emphasis on training and support throughout the programme” – Mike #ATTclassof2018

I originally started teaching English as a foreign language. I taught primary-aged students overseas in…
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Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“I felt inspired at school, now I want to inspire others” – Tom #ATTclassof2018

I've always known I wanted to be a teacher. Mainly for three reasons: I loved…
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Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“I used to be in awe of the teachers at my school, now I know I can do this” – Ben #ATTclassof2018

I had a crisis around my 25th birthday. I was working in sales and wasn't…
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Bronwyn ATT trainee
Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“I feel lucky to be training among experts” – Bronwyn #ATTclassof2018

Teaching is such a rewarding career and I love working with children. I love seeing…
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Rachel ATT trainee
Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“I can think of no career more rewarding” – Rachel #ATTclassof2018

Prior to starting my training with Ark, I was a Captain in the British Army…
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Rachael ATT trainee
Our Trainees
7th September 2017

“Life will look very different in September…” – Rachael #ATTclassof2018

People have often commented I should consider teaching,  but coming from a family of teachers, I…
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Our Trainees
3rd August 2017

Ark Teacher Training 2016/17 cohort celebrate graduation

Last month, our 2016/17 trainees celebrated completing their training year with a graduation ceremony at…
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Blog
13th June 2017

“I love being a Campus Ambassador – it’s helped my confidence and I’ve developed new skills.”

 I’m Jess and I'm a Campus Ambassador for Ark Teacher Training at the University of…
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News
27th April 2017

Ark Teacher Training in the top 20 teacher training providers

Ark Teacher Training has been named as one of the top 20 postgraduate teacher training…
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Graduate co-teacher programme with Ark Teacher Training
Our Trainees
20th April 2017

“Being a Co-Teacher allowed me to trial a new career!” Stephen tells us about the benefits of the Graduate Co-Teacher Programme.

Interested in training to teach, but would like a bit more classroom experience before embarking…
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Our Trainees
7th April 2017

Ark Teacher Training Wellbeing Week

We know that being a teacher is tough, and being a trainee teacher can be…
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BlogOur Trainees
14th February 2017

A day in the life of a trainee teacher

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a trainee teacher? Bryony, a trainee…
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News
5th January 2017

Ark Teacher Training rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

“Ark Teacher Training has made a strong contribution to the supply of outstanding teachers.” Ofsted, January…
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Our Trainees
4th January 2017

“Seeing my students getting excited about science is truly rewarding” – Hear from trainee biology teacher, Sam

In my previous career, I was a conservationist in the NGO sector, working as a…
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Hints & Tips
19th December 2016

Teacher Training applications – a step-by-step guide and what happens next?

It may seem complicated and long-winded, but applying is easy! Follow our step-by-step guide to…
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Our TraineesUncategorised
19th December 2016

From Civil Service to the classroom – Hear from trainee English teacher Vicky

I'd often toyed with the idea of teaching, but was warned off by a lot…
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Our Trainees
19th December 2016

“I love being a teacher and feel immensely proud when telling people what I do”

After working as a professional actor for 6 years, I was eager for a new…
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Hints & Tips
19th December 2016

Why choose School Direct?

Ark Teacher Training is a school-led teacher training programme known as School Direct. The School…
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Blog
24th November 2016

7 reasons to train with Ark

1. Our schools make a real difference. Ark is an education charity that believes every…
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News
21st November 2016

From the boardroom to the classroom

New initiative, Now Teach launched by FT journalist, to bring high-flyers into the teaching profession.…
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Our Schools
11th November 2016

Ark Globe Academy features in BBC documentary ‘Will Britain Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?’

A BBC Two documentary due to air Sunday 13 November at 9pm examines the differences…
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Our Trainees
3rd November 2016

Our first half term of teaching

  The first half term of teaching can often be a challenging and daunting experience.…
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Train to teach at Ark William Parker
Our Schools
2nd November 2016

Be part of Hastings – Exciting opportunities for trainees at Ark William Parker

  Interested in training to teach with Ark Teacher Training? For trainees starting our programme in…
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Blog
17th October 2016

Could you pass your GCSEs now?

Think GCSEs are easy? Let's put it to the test. How long ago did you…
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Our Trainees
27th September 2016

My first week in the classroom

Charles Evans has just finished his first week as a trainee DT teacher at Ark…
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BlogOur Trainees
27th September 2016

Our 2017 new trainee cheese and wine evening!

On Tuesday 24th May, Ark Teacher Training held its very first event for the 2017…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Knowing how to sell a story is close to knowing how to sell a lesson.

I was a journalist for about 20 years, training on daily local papers before working…
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Blog
25th August 2016

From Top Ten singles to Year 1 pupils

Before starting her career as a primary teacher, Newly-Qualified Teacher Sian Charlesworth was a member…
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Blog
25th August 2016

I gave up a glamorous advertising career to teach stroppy teenagers – and have no regrets

I’d always thought about becoming a teacher, but I didn’t do it straight away. I…
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Blog
25th August 2016

My experience in the police has given me a lot of transferrable skills

I studied Psychology at university and started off specialising in child psychology before becoming interested…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Addressing the real challenges that teachers face: a Q&A with Doug Lemov

Since it was first published in 2010, Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion has become one…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Ark’s King Solomon Academy the best school in the country

Ark's King Solomon Academy was today confirmed as the best non-selective school in England with…
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Blog
25th August 2016

“My mum can’t believe I’m a teacher” A personal reflection for National Dyslexia Week.

Phil Perkins teaches business studies at Ark Burlington Danes Academy in west London. He’s a…
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Blog
25th August 2016

7 top tips for an awesome teacher training application

We often get asked ‘what makes a good teacher training application?’ While all the experience…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Get up to £30k to train to teach: increased tax-free bursaries announced

This week the government announced that top graduates are being offered up to £30,000 tax…
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Blog
25th August 2016

This video will make you want to become a teacher

This results day was a day of celebration, not just for students, but staff too…
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News
25th August 2016

I can’t wait to start my training year with Ark’s Charter Academy

All over the country pupils’ nerves and excitement will be reaching a crescendo about entering…
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News
25th August 2016

New report says Ark makes biggest difference to children’s lives

A new report from education research foundation The Sutton Trust released today shows that leading…
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NewsOur Events
25th August 2016

Ark celebrates the graduation of our ‘inspirational’ new teachers

On Tuesday, 61 trainees from the Ark Teacher Training programme gathered together with their coaches…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Why train with us?

The most rewarding job. Great teachers transform lives and Ark Teacher Training exists to make sure…
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Uncategorised
25th August 2016

“My teacher makes words rise from the page into skyscrapers” – #TeachersMake

Zareen, Ark Poetry Slam champion and student at Ark Globe Academy, has filmed a fantastic…
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Blog
25th August 2016

What do #TeachersMake? Watch our new video

Pupils from around the Ark network tell us what they think #TeachersMake... Interested in teaching?…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Our recruitment manager Holly features in ‘Get Into Teaching’ interview tips video

Holly Harris, Ark Teacher Training Recruitment Manager, gives some advice on what to do and…
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Blog
25th August 2016

Volunteering made me realise nothing excited me more than teaching

I’m Ellie, and I’m in my third year of studying History at Oxford, looking forward…
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Blog
25th August 2016

From Tintin and Winnie the Pooh to teaching Year 2… Publisher Tim’s story

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Uncategorised
25th August 2016

“The level of satisfaction you get from teaching is absolutely incredible”… Francesca’s story

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Blog
25th August 2016

“I chose to become a teacher because I wanted to do something more fulfilling”… Sian’s story

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Blog
25th August 2016

I wanted something different, something that was more rewarding

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Blog
25th August 2016

Teacher Training Scholarships explained

If becoming a teacher doesn’t sound rewarding enough already, take note of the great scholarship…
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Blog
24th August 2016

Have you ever received a Christmas card this lovely?

Imagine opening a Christmas card this year to read this: You are a wonderful teacher…
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Blog
24th August 2016

When I saw the difference I could make, I knew I had made the right choice

y family moved to the UK from Saudi Arabia in 2001. When I started school…
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Blog
24th August 2016

One of the students me if they should be the next Poet Laureate, and I answered ‘why not!?’

Holly is an English teacher at Ark Globe Academy . She graduated from her initial…
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Blog
24th August 2016

All great teachers started where you are

Welcome to the ARK Teacher Training blog. We hope this will be a great place…
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Blog
24th August 2016

Teacher training year: the exciting challenges ahead for our trainees

On day one of our intensive two-week summer school for new trainee teachers I shared…
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Blog
24th August 2016

Time for a change of career?

It’s the new year – a time when most look towards the year ahead, thinking…
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