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School Direct ITT Primary Programme Lead 

Fixed term: Starting September 2018 or sooner for one year in the first instance with the intention of continuing subject to successful development, recruitment and delivery of the programme
Based at: Exeter Consortium CIC office, c/o West Exe School, Hatherleigh Road, Exeter

Closing date: 5pm on 11th April 2018
Interview date: 24th April 2018

Salary range: £35,927 to £39,374 (FT equivalent), subject to knowledge, skills and experience. This is a new role and therefore we will consider working patterns (full-time; job share; part-time) for the right candidate

DBS check: Enhanced

Exeter Consortium and Teaching School Alliance (ECTSA) require an enthusiastic and committed leader with proven relevant experience for the position of School Direct Primary Programme Lead.

ECTSA is a partnership of schools in and around Exeter established and managed by the schools themselves. It offers popular and successful School Direct ITT programmes, based in local schools, with outstanding providers

Reporting to the ECTSA Board the postholder will:

  • Lead all aspects of the Primary ITT programme ensuring quality across the following areas:
    • Partnership working
    • School provision
    • Providing support and guidance in relation to PGCE assignments at Masters Level 7
  1. Be a member of the ECTSA ITT and Professional Development Team, engaging effectively in all aspects of work in ITT, actively developing and enhancing excellence in ITT

  2. Overall responsibility for the development and operation of the School Direct programme to ensure the highest possible outcomes for our trainees. This will include:
    • Planning, organising and managing the school based training programme, the subject specific training and the phase appropriate training, bringing in exemplary practitioners from member schools
    • Planning, organising and managing the General Professional Studies Programme utilising expertise from across the city
    • Liaising closely with our Partnership Lead and team for SWTT based at West Exe School
    • Ensure training is provided in current pedagogical approaches to help trainees achieve the Teachers’ Standards and the Masters element of the programme
    • Organise trainee placements and ensure compliance with NCTL criteria as well as accessibility and suitability for trainees
    • Plan and oversee the assessment programme with our Partnership Lead ensuring it is compliant
    • Quality Assurance – undertake monitoring visits to placement schools to ensure quality of trainee mentoring
    • Provide pastoral support to help trainees reach their full potential and succeed during their training year
  3. Support the delivery of the Masters programme

  4. Support the Business Manager in the financial management of the programme

  5. Work closely with the ECTSA team on the marketing and promotion of the programmes

  6. Foster and develop strategic links within the region and nationally with HEIs and other relevant agencies in order to develop and enhance ITT provision further

  7. Undertake any other reasonable duties relevant to the job role, as required

  8. Maintain their own personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job

  9. Accept all responsibilities in a manner that promotes equality and supports diversity and inclusion

    For more information and an informal discussion please call 01392 927171.

    Please link here for the job description/person specification and the application form. 

    Completed application forms to or by post to Exeter Consortium CIC, c/o West Exe School, Hatherleigh Road, Exeter, EX2 9JU. 

    To be returned by the closing date: 5pm on 11th April 2018


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