Why work for us?

Our success has been down to the hard work of our staff, which is why we are so dedicated to developing and supporting you.

Ark Charter Academy is a school that shows the impact great teaching can have. Before becoming an Ark school, 22% of students achieved 5 A*-C at GCSE (including English and maths). Charter is now one of the most improved schools in the country and the success rate now sits at 73%.  This transformation was recently praised by the Prime Minister when he visited the school.

This would not have been possible without great teachers which why we offer the very best training and support for all of our staff at every stage of their career. We provide regular coaching sessions, weekly departmental meetings, twice as many training days as standard, plenty of collaboration in school and across the Ark network.

Our CPD offer is tailored based on the individual needs of the teacher and the department and caters for staff at every stage of their career with strands for NQTs, middle leaders and senior leaders.

Charter’s is a culture that encourages creativity and flexibility in approaches to teaching and learning. “It is not about one particular lesson plan or style, it’s about doing what is best for your class.”

We take your wellbeing is taken seriously, all meetings are scheduled for within the working day, teachers have more free periods than county council schools and we have even appointed a Staff Wellbeing Coordinator. 

“The school is really accommodating and really tries to treat staff as individuals and look after their individual needs.”

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Charter Academy? Find out more at arkteachertraining.org.

Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or take a look at our list of vacancies.