Make a real difference where it matters most

Great teaching transforms lives.

Ark Teacher Training exists to ensure that every child, regardless of their background has access to a great education. Whether going to a good university or into the career of their choice – we want every student to leave school with real choices in life.

“Ark Teacher Training has made a strong contribution to the supply of outstanding teachers” – Ofsted, January 2017. 

Ark Teacher Training is a two-year training programme that allows graduates and career changers to learn from some of the best teachers and leaders in the profession.

We work mainly in areas of low income with a history of academic underachievement. According to the Department for Education, Ark, makes the biggest difference in transforming the lives of disadvantaged students out of all the major academy networks.

You will based in the school of your choice, having a real impact from day one. Our schools are in:

Through regular training, coaching and placements, you’ll work towards qualifying as a teacher with a PGCE, and starting a successful career in education with one of the most successful academy networks in the country.

“"The training provides trainees with a clear moral purpose, that all pupils can succeed and no-one is left behind. They demonstrate an unwavering belief that all children can succeed regardless of their background or starting point."”

Ofsted'Outstanding' in all areas, January 2017

“Ark is one of the most successful academy networks in the country and I am delighted it has decided to develop its own training programmes to grow the next generation of outstanding teachers.”

Charlie TaylorChief Executive of the National College of Teaching and Leadership

Help every child to succeed

We want every child to succeed, so we operate beyond the confines of our own schools to share models that work, to strengthen and improve education. Our partners have been developing new teaching and learning techniques and programmes, discovering what works, before rolling them out more widely.

Innovative programmes linked with Ark Teacher Training include:

  • Mathematics Mastery – an innovative teaching framework supporting schools, teachers and students to be successful at maths.
  • Ambition School Leadership – providing headteacher and school leadership development for middle and senior leaders. 
  • Frontline – transforming the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.

Our partners also work internationally, supporting governments in India, Kenya and South Africa to create the environment for their schools to flourish.