Ark Pioneer Academy
About our school experience
-Introduction from Principal/ VP
-Learn about Ark Pioneer and the Ark network's vision & values
-Tour around the building while school is in session (including live lessons)
-Opportunity to ask any questions about teaching/training/school life
-Opportunity to speak with a representative of Ark Teacher Training about the programme
- Start and finish times
2:15pm to 4:30pm
This will be reviewed on a case by case basis, however the schedule for the experience will run from 2:15pm to 4:30pm.
- Dress code
- Teacher training
Ark Teacher Training is a school-based teacher training programme that offers you the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice, developing 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.
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 Pioneer Academy from day one, making a positive impact on your students while you train.
Did you know? Ark Pioneer Academy has also been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted (September 2023).
As a trainee teacher at Ark Pioneer Academy, you will benefit from:
- independent teaching
- team teaching
- 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 the perfect start to your successful career in teaching.
Links to more information about our school
- Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
- Must have a degree
- Photo identification: Driving licence or passport
- Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. We are unfortunately unable to accept candidates on/requiring the skilled worker/tier 2 work/any sponsorship visa.
- DBS check required
No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.
- Westcombe Drive, Barnet, EN5 2BE
Yes - on site parking provided
There are limited spaces in our carpark so you may need to street-park nearby.
If driving, please use the vehicle entrance on Westcombe Drive; parking is available (press 1 and call to speak to reception to enter). Please let us know if you intend to park onsite.
If cycling, we have bike parking facilities.
If walking, please use the pedestrian entrance on Barnet Lane (press 1 and call to speak to reception to enter)
If travelling by tube, the nearest stop is High Barnet on the Northern Line. Walk down the Hill to Barnet Lane; our pedestrian entrance is on Barnet Lane, near the intersection with Westcombe Drive.
- Disability and access details
- School phases
- Secondary (11 to 16)
- Business studies
- Religious education