Working on the beautiful south coast, you will be making a real difference to an area with long-standing educational challenges. The city has the lowest rate of school leavers going on to university in the country – something that we are here to change.

Ark’s secondary school and primary schools in Portsmouth are all located within a mile and a half of one another – giving you the added benefit of not just training and support from staff and trainees at your school but from those across those the city.

Charter Academy is a fantastic example that the difference that Ark can make. Before becoming an Ark school, only 22% of students achieved five good GCSEs. Because of the hard work of staff and students – including ATT trainees – it is now the most improved school in the country, with 88% of students now achieving five good GCSEs. It also recently won a national award for the best use of Pupil Premium funding – additional funding granted to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.

Ark Dickens and Ark Ayrton are primaries in Southsea. Ayrton’s on-site nursery, Ark Alpha, has been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and was shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement’s “Early years setting of the year” award.

If you are interested in training in Portsmouth, apply now or get in touch. We’ll work with you to place you in the school of your choice.

Our Portsmouth Schools

“Every day is filled with challenges, exciting opportunities and amazing rewards”

Charlotte WardTeacher at Ark Helenswood Academy