Graduate Opportunity

Ark Trainee Physics Teacher

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About the role:

You will be training to be a Physics Teacher - this is a great opportunity to train to teach outstanding lessons and therefore help pupils achieve excellent academic results in Physics.

Ark: Why we teach

Everyone has had at least one teacher in their life that inspired them.

As a physics teacher, you have the privilege of unpacking the universe with young people as you expand their knowledge. You’ll be provided with everything you need, from expertise to support, to become a fantastic Physics teacher.

You will not only learn how to support and structure debate in science lessons and set up practical’s but learn how to engage students in science and convey the story of everything from energy to an equation!

About Ark:

Ark is a charity that aims to transform children’s lives through education. In the UK, the strongest predictor of how a child will do at school continues to be what their parents do for a living – but why should this be the accepted status quo? By working in our network at one of our 39 schools, you will be directly making a positive impact on young people’s lives through high-quality teaching and thoughtful consideration of all backgrounds and needs, making educational equity a reality. 

About Ark Teacher Training:

Ark Teacher Training (ATT) is a school-based programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. Because we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education, we work mainly in communities of lower income with a history of academic underachievement. We are very proud to have just received our second ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in all categories! There are only a few ITTs in the UK that can say the same. Alongside this, our programme is also incredibly supportive and bespoke, as you will see below. 

Key responsibilities:

  • To engage in daily professional development activities
  • To plan, resource and deliver lessons to the highest possible standard that ensure learning and progress of all pupils
  • To provide a nurturing classroom and academy environment that helps pupils to develop as learners 
  • To help to maintain/establish discipline across the whole school
  • To contribute to the effective working of the school

Key requirements:

  • Grade C/4 or above in Maths GCSE and English Language GCSE (or equivalent)
  • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree or will hold (or equivalent) prior to beginning your Initial Teacher Training 
  • A degree or A level in Computing / a related subject 
  • Evidence of a commitment to working with young people
  • Experience of overcoming challenges successfully 
  • Ability to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct
  • An aptitude for teaching

What's on offer?

The bursary to teach Physics is £27,000 during your training year (or a £29,000 scholarship) and once qualified you will move onto the qualified teacher pay scale -  Ark pay 2.5% above the national average too!

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 28th, 2023
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Birmingham, Hastings, East Sussex, London, Portsmouth and Southampton
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Physics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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