Are you ready to begin your teaching career?

Ark Teacher Training is a school direct programme that offers you the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. At Ark, we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education which is why we recruit the bright, motivated, and diverse graduates and career changers to train to teach with us. Find out more here.

We are very proud to be one of only a few teacher training providers across the UK to receive two consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in all categories, in 2017 and 2022.  Unlike a university based PGCE, you will be based at Ark King Solomon Academy from day one, making a positive impact on your students while you train.

At Ark King Solomon Academy your training year will include:

  • independent teaching
  • team teaching
  • co-planning
  • professional studies training
  • subject specific training
  • 1:1 coaching and mentoring
  • guidance and time built in to work on PGCE assignments (2 for the year)

By the end of your training year, you will have achieved QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), 60 credits towards a Master’s degree, and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). Even better, you will be able to progress on to our highly supportive ECT (Early Career Teacher) Induction to continue developing and making a positive impact to your students. Better still, our programme is incredibly supportive – you will be trained by expert teachers and leaders and your wellbeing will be prioritised at all stages of your training.

All of this makes Ark Teacher Training at Ark King Solomon Academy the perfect start to your successful career in teaching.​​​​​​

We are already interviewing for trainees to start in September 2023 – apply here or via DfE Apply using our provider code 1CS.