Step 1 – Online Application Form
Your teacher training journey begins by completing our simple online application form. The application covers the following:
· Personal details
Before starting the online application, we recommend gathering up these key details, double checking the eligibility criteria, and having an up-to-date CV to hand.
Situational Judgment Assessment
On submission of your online application form, you will be sent an email requesting that you complete a Situational Judgment Assessment.
Step 2 – Getting to Know You
If your online application has been successful, the second stage of the application process is all about getting to know you, your drivers for wanting to teach and your potential as a teacher trainee. Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
Step 3 – Interview at Our Assessment Centre
Book Your Slot
The next stage of the application process marks the beginning of the formal interviews for the programme. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to book an interview date at one of our assessment centres.
Subject Knowledge Test
This email will also contain a link to a Subject Knowledge Assessment. This is a set of 15 questions that relate to your chosen teaching subject or phase. They are multiple choice, pitched no higher than GCSE level, and are based on the National Curriculum.
This includes a 50-minute competency-based interview with one member of the recruitment team and a 5-minute presentation to help us learn about your aptitude for teaching.
Step 4 – Final School-Led Assessment
The final school-led assessment is a virtual interview that gives you a chance to learn more about the school you’ll be training in. It also serves as a final opportunity for the recruitment team to fully gauge your subject knowledge level and get a better understanding of what you might be like in a classroom environment.