Fixed term until 31 August 2023*
*Subject to the result of the accreditation process a permanent opportunity may be available
L10-L16 £52,723-£61,166 (depending on experience)
Flexible working, or a secondment would be considered
Required – 25 April 2022 or ASAP thereafter

The Cam Academy Trust has an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with the Cambridge Teaching Schools Network (CTSN) SCITT and the Essex Primary SCITT (EPS) to lead in the development of their Primary and Early Years initial teacher training programmes.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated, dynamic person to oversee current provision in both SCITTs and lead the development and implementation of a new Primary curriculum in the light of the new Quality Requirements.

The post will involve some travel across the region, with anticipated provision in Braintree, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Chelmsford, but will be based from a suitable school location. Some
homeworking is also an option.

The EPS programme was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017 and the EYITT programme as ‘good’ in 2018: “Leaders’ strong reflective practice permeates all aspects of the partnership’s work. Leaders attract trainees who become highly skilled at carefully planning and adapting learning activities, so children can develop well and make the best progress” (Ofsted, 2018).

We are looking for candidates with successful experience working with trainee teachers; a proven track record as an inspirational leader, built on a foundation of exemplary teaching, ideally within the Primary or Early Years phases.

This is a flexible and rewarding post, enabling the right person to have the opportunity to develop a truly excellent Primary ITE curriculum, drawing on the best of two existing programmes, inspiring excellence in trainees and confident partnership with a large range of schools, clustered around 4 training centres, in Essex, South Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.

Initially, the successful candidate will work in partnership with the Directors of both EPS and CTSN to oversee the current Primary provision across both providers, supported by programme managers in EPS, and Hub leaders, in CTSN. However, a key focus of the post will be the development of a new, ambitious Primary Curriculum, in line with the latest ITE Quality Requirements to teach across both EPS and CTSN, from September 2023.

For further information about this vacancy please contact Jane Catley:

For information relating to the Essex Primary SCITT please navigate to and CTSN SCITT

To apply for this position please submit an application form and covering letter to Martin Lee via Tania Tull, Trust HR Manager: by midday on Monday, 28th February 2022.

Further information and an application form can be found on the vacancies page of the Trust website.

Job Description – Director of Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education

We reserve the right to interview suitable applicants ahead of the closing date, but all applications will be considered.

The Cam Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, barred list check and a medical questionnaire.

Leave a Comment