AET will be working with Ark Teacher Training to deliver initial teacher education across the trust.
Over the year you will have regular training sessions which are focused on how to be a great teacher of Biology. During these sessions, we will cover a range of teaching approaches to Biology and you will have the chance to share resources and ideas between your own school and other partner schools. By collaborating like this, all our teachers have great support, and all our pupils receive the best possible education.
As part of the course you will:
Have a School orientation experience: before your course starts, spend time in your school meeting your new colleagues and interacting with pupils so you can hit the ground running in September.
Join a summer School: all new trainees come together over two weeks in August for an introduction to the programme, our schools and the principles of great teaching. You’ll also cover the essential elements of behaviour management, so you are ready for day one.
Have weekly coaching and learning to plan: every week you’ll be observed by your in-school coach, so they can offer you positive feedback and bite-sized improvement targets.
Have a trained lead planner will help you create effective lessons, developing your planning skills and giving you the opportunity to ask detailed subject -knowledge questions.
Attend weekly training: in-person training sessions with your tutors/peers.
Your training school will be matched to your particular profile as a candidate, while taking into account your commuting distance and funding/subject preferences (and availability on our programme, which changes as we move through the recruitment cycle).
Because of Covid-19 restrictions and pressures on schools regarding external visitors, you may not be able to visit your school before accepting an offer there. However, please be assured that schools are equally as keen to invite you to visit in person and will work with you to arrange this as soon as they can (most likely after your DBS check has been completed).
The training programme itself is 100% school-based, but you will come out of school to spend a half day every week in a session with your Ark tutor and other trainees from the network.
You’ll also obtain experience in different schools throughout the year; you will have a three week placement in a different school to your own, and will also have the opportunity to visit other educational settings.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Academies Enterprise Trust: Four Dwellings Academy
Dwellings Ln, , Quinton,, Birmingham, B32 1RJ
Academies Enterprise Trust: Greenwood Academy
Farnborough Road, Birmingham, B35 7NL
Academies Enterprise Trust: Tamworth Enterprise College
B77, Birds Bush Rd, Tamworth, UK, B77 2NE
Academies Enterprise Trust: The Rawlett School
Comberford Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 9AA
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Unqualified Teacher 1 scale
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust is one of the largest networks of schools in England with 57 schools in virtually every region of the country.
We believe that the achievement gap across our system is a provision gap and every child has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. We understand that getting it right in every classroom every day is hard, but it’s also the single most important thing that we do.
Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.
We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in the communities you work.
Whatever your area of expertise,if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity, choose to train with us.
About the accredited body
Ark Teacher Training is an Outstanding programme that allows graduates and career changers to become highly-effective, inspiring teachers, learning from some of the best educators in the profession.
We work in low income areas with a history of academic underachievement, striving for the best outcomes for all our pupils, regardless of their background.
Classroom teaching: from day one, you’ll be in the classroom so you can have an impact straight away. Your tutor and coach will support you to build up your independent teaching time during the year.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
Academies Enterprise Trust 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street London London NW1 1BU
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
Find out about the different
ways to train
if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.