Best Practice Network

Reports to: Head of Primary ITT

Works with: Candidate Support, Design and Development, e-learning, Assessments, Quality, Marketing

Flexible location (including monthly visits to the Bristol office)

Starting Salary: £40,000- £43,000


Recognised for our excellent quality, Best Practice Network (BPN) is a national provider of the Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and is the largest provider of Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT). With recent Initial Teacher Training Accreditation, we are now one of just a few organisations delivering the full golden thread of teacher CPD nationally.

BPN’s vision is for every child to access an excellent education regardless of background. Over 20,000 school staff are taking qualifications with us, with 90+ delivery partners and 2000+ associate facilitators, assessors, tutors and coaches across the UK and beyond.

Our quality, growth and success depend on our collaborative, innovative and friendly employees. Our core team enjoy flexible working arrangements, a generous benefits package, with career development opportunities enhanced by the connections across Supporting Education Group, our parent company.

Our Values are to Strive for Excellence, Inspire Learning, Work as a Team and Act with Integrity.

The Position

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and capable professional to join Best Practice Network as the Programme Leader of Primary Initial Teacher Training (ITT). This is a new role where the successful candidate will help build and shape Best Practice Network’s ITT offer alongside the Head of Primary ITT.

You will lead on aspects of curriculum design that meets the requirements of the ITT criteria 2024.You will also help drive the continuous improvement of Best Practice Network’s ITT provision and participant experience across learning and teaching, delivery partner relationships, quality assurance and compliance.


  • Develop the curriculum content in line with the DfE Core Content Frameworks ensuring it is fresh, relevant and reflects various national contexts and best practice evidence bases
  • Develop a team who deliver outstanding training to a national cohort of Primary ITT trainees
  • Ensure programme content, resources and delivery methods are aligned to current and future workplace needs, curriculum development and best teaching practices
  • Resolve escalated trainee issues in collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Work alongside the Quality Team to review the quality of the programme, including observing the work personal tutors
  • Contribute to the development, training, support, briefing and quality review of facilitators
  • Use stakeholder and CQI feedback to inform setting of priorities
  • Manage the retention and satisfaction of trainees, leading on support plans and reasonable adjustments
  • Contribute to the development of monthly bulletins for trainees, mentors and tutors to provide programme updates and information on assessment requirements
  • Lead on the pastoral support across the programme
  • Foster a culture of respect, high aspirations, empowerment and collaboration to achieve excellent outcomes and personal job satisfaction for all


• 100% recruitment against targets
• 90%+ average satisfaction evaluations across all ITT provision
• 95% retention
• Achieve successful outcomes from Ofsted and other external evaluation/ scrutiny
• Meeting/ exceeding minimum requirements as set out in 2024/25 ITT Criteria

How to Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter to

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