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Looking for a successful and rewarding new career?

At Ark Alexandra Academy we understand the importance of training great new teachers to provide the best education for our students.

We work alongside Ark Teacher Training, our outstanding school-based teacher training programme, to train, support and develop new teachers in our school every year.

Ark Teacher Training allows you to train on the job while earning nationally recognised teaching qualifications.

You’ll be based in our school from day one, working as part of our staff team, but you’ll be supported every step of the way with weekly training sessions and a dedicated tutor.

To find out more about training to teach at Ark Alexandra Academy from September 2019, visit arkteachertraining.org/apply-now or contact teachertraining@arkonline.org


Why train with Ark?

The Most Rewarding Job 

Great teachers transform lives and Ark Teacher Training exists to make sure that every young person regardless of their background, has access to one. Whether going to a good university or into the career of their choice - we want every student to have real choices in life.

Working in an Ark school means you can help us change lives through education.

A Successful Career 

We have 34 schools in four regions across the UK and a dedicated central team - so whatever your career aspirations, Ark will support you to get a job in one of our schools and there will be plenty of opportunities to progress, and quickly.

Staying in the Ark network also means access to unrivalled continuous professional development, including our newly qualified teacher programme which will train and support you for your first two years as a qualified teacher. And when the time comes for you to take the next steps - we have programmes aimed at developing and supporting middle and senior leaders.

The Very Best Training and Support, Every Step of the Way

What really sets Ark Teacher Training apart is the high quality training and support you will recieve at every stage. This includes:

  • A dedicated tutor overseeing every aspect of your training - giving regular feedback and helping you to plan your lessons
  • Your very own coach, offering advice and support
  • Staff in your school who are dedicated to your development
  • Access to education experts from across the Ark family
  • Continuous support and guidance to build your confidence in managing a classroom and controlling behaviour

Find out more about our primary and secondary training years. 

Earn a PGCE and Master's Credits while you gain your Qualified Teacher Status 

Qualified Teacher Status

Every person who graduates from the Ark Teacher Training programme and thus meets all teaching standards will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - a nationally recognised teaching qualification allowing you to teach in other schools.


You will also recieve an internationally recognised and respected teaching qualification from Goldsmiths, University of London - a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Master's Credit

Your PGCE will count as 60 credits towards a Master's degree - a third of the credits needed for the full qualification.