The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a Director of Initial Teacher Training to have overall responsibility for the department’s PGCE programmes. The Director will have responsibility for the teaching and learning strategy in relation to ITT, and the design and implementation of the ITT curriculum. The Department has a long track record of working with schools to deliver research informed professional teacher training courses and offers a secondary University of York PGCE programme and School Direct routes with The Pathfinder TSA and Yorkshire TSA.
As Programme Director, the role includes responsibility for the design and delivery of the Whole School Issues programme for approximately 120 students annually and will contribute to subject area teaching. In addition you will lead on the recruitment to the department's PGCE programmes.
You should have experience of teaching and learning in secondary schools, at HE level or in a similar context. Knowledge in teacher training/education and the ability to design and develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support is essential. You should have excellent leadership qualities and have a proven ability to mentor, manage, motivate and co-ordinate a team of teaching staff. An ability to contribute to curriculum areas offered on the PGCE programme would be an advantage. You should hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification as well as a Postgraduate degree or equivalent experience
The Director of Initial Teacher Training role is an open-ended appointment available part-time (80% FTE) from 1st September 2017.
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