Programme Director

Role overview/summary:

To lead eQ’s SCITT in terms of the ITT Programme for all routes reporting to the MD and  board.  Ensure that eQ works within the regulations, criteria and statutory guidance governing ITT and apprenticeships.

To understand National policy with regards to ITT and be able to evidence the SCITT’s effectiveness.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the delivery of outstanding initial  teacher training  through a variety of routes
  • Be accountable for outcomes for trainees and the quality of training and assessment  across  the partnership
  • Support the experienced professional tutors to develop the course curriculum.
  • Lead certain training days as part of the ITT programme.
  • Plan and lead Tutor Update days and training of future tutors of eQ
  • Contribute to managing the recruitment process.
  • Ensure the ITT programme is regularly reviewed and contribute to quality assuring the programme.
  • Support schools, trainees and professional tutors through all aspects of the programme.
  • Ensure ITT compliance and the strategic development of the course content
  • Keep up to date with any changes or developments to ITT and ensure the professional tutors are also up to date
  • Continually develop eQ’s policies in procedures to reflect any changes to ITT guidance, and requirements

You will need to have:

  • Qualified Teacher Staus
  • School leadership/management experience, preferably with responsibility for ITT
  • Experience of  developing the performance of teachers , including school ITT mentoring or  provider tutoring.
  • Experience of partnership working across schools and collaborations
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the schools’ education system.
  • A secure knowledge of evidence based pedagogy that leads to effective learning
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • A strong desire to take a lead in developing the high-quality ITT programme further.

The SCITT offers all routes to QTS. A significant increase in applicants has led to this interesting and varied role being created.

Our office and training facility is in central London. Most days will be spent at the London office, although there will be regular meetings in schools and the opportunity to work from home.

Interested applicants should send CVs and covering letters to



Responsible to:     Trust Lead for ITT and CPL
Salary:                     Commensurate with this senior role and dependent on experience
Start date:              As soon as available (ideally Spring 2020)
Commitment:       Part-time or Full-time, can be arranged alongside teaching or another role for the right candidate.
Closing date:         11am, Tuesday 10th December

A unique and exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of a top-rated teacher training provider

Future Academies is looking to appoint an exceptional individual to support in the leadership of our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme.
Reporting to the Trust Lead for ITT and the Governing Board, this is a senior role and represents an exciting opportunity to be part of something special, developing and supporting trainees and teachers across our MAT and beyond, and playing a significant role in influencing the outcomes of students.
Specifically, the Deputy Lead for ITT will:
 Develop, deliver and evaluate the impact of our training programme for ITT.
 Work with our Central Team to recruit high-quality trainee teachers.
 Support the coordination and delivery of our training programmes, including embedding the new ITT Core Framework.
 Monitor the quality of our student teachers and support them in the effective delivery of our curriculum.

Future Academies is a multi-academy trust (MAT) and family of seven schools in London and Hertfordshire. As a MAT working predominantly with schools located in disadvantaged areas, our motto, libertas per cultum (freedom through education), is always at the heart of what we do. We believe that all young people, regardless of their background or circumstances, are able to achieve, given the right support. Therefore, we are committed to providing each and every young person under our care with a broad, balanced and rigorous education, within a disciplined but caring environment.
The Pimlico-London SCITT was founded in 2013, with the aim of recruiting and training the next generation of outstanding teachers. We offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme, balancing classroom know-how and experience with academic excellence and PGCE study. We are very proud of our excellent outcomes for our trainee teachers: to date, we have been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and have been ranked the third best SCITT in the country (the first in London) by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

We are seeking a passionate, engaging and exceptional teacher to join us in this exciting position. To be successful in this role you will require:
 A thirst for knowledge and an engagement with relevant research in education
 A belief in a knowledge-rich curriculum and using evidence-informed practice in the classroom
 A proven track record of developing and improving the effectiveness of teaching
 Experience of supporting in the development of novice teachers through mentoring and the delivery of training (Desirable)
 Knowledge and understanding of Initial Teacher Training routes (Desirable)
 Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

 The opportunity to work across a diverse partnership of schools and impact the lives of approximately 4000 children across the MAT and beyond.
 Support from our experienced and highly successful ITT team.
 A commitment to extensive CPD opportunities.
 Flexible working arrangements – we are open to applicants wishing to fulfil this role on a full or part-time basis. We will also support applicants wishing to continue a teaching commitment, within or outside Future Academies.
 A free lunch when working from our central office in Pimlico.
 Access to a range of benefits through our employee benefit scheme, Perkbox.

For further information about Future Academies and its schools please check our website: or send through any questions to our Head of HR and Recruitment, Gemma Lamb, on

If you are interested in playing a key role in helping our expanding and thriving MAT improve further, please download the teacher application form from our website and return the completed form to by 11am on Tuesday 10th December.

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This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.



Deputy Director, Devon Primary SCITT (0.5 or 0.6)

Organisation:    Devon Primary SCITT 
Location:           Devon
Salary:                UPS 1-3 (Dependent on experience)
Duration:            Permanent
Work pattern:    Part Time – flexible (0.5 or 0.6)
Closing date:    January 3rd 2020  (Interviews – 17th & 20th January)
Start date:         April 14th 2020  (A slightly later start may be considered)

The Devon Primary SCITT is looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and highly effective Deputy Director to support its important work, developing the next generation of outstanding teachers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the experienced core team of an extremely committed and successful partnership, recognised nationally as the ‘School-based Provider of the Year, 2019’.

Key Responsibilities:

  • • Assist in the professional leadership and day to day management of the SCITT
  • • Assist in the professional leadership and day to day management of the SCITT
  • • Contribute to marketing and recruitment events
  • • Participate in the selection of trainees
  • • Build quality relationships with the trainees and all stakeholders
  • • Nurture and develop the trainees, providing quality pastoral and professional support
  • • Review and develop course content, processes and documentation
  • • Coordinate and evaluate the centre-based training
  • • Observe and analyse trainees teaching, coaching them and school-based staff
  • • Assess and monitor trainee progress to inform interventions
  • • Quality assure school-based training and trainee placements.

The Devon Primary SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

For more information, please see our website (, where you will find a letter, job description, person specification and an application form to download.




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