Northampton Teacher Training Partnership

An External Examiner is needed for a successful 11-16 SCITT based in Northampton.  NTTP trains around 26 trainees in secondary subjects each year and we are looking for an examiner to support the assessment for QTS only.  As we only require one examiner for all subjects, prior experience of examining QTS is essential.

Secondary QTS External Examiner Post for Ofsted Outstanding Northamptonshire SCITT
Location: Northamptonshire (to include visits to schools within the partnership across Northants)
Closing Date: Friday 15th December 2023
Tenure of Appointment: 3 years
Reimbursement: Our standard fee for External Examiners is £400 per academic year

Role Requirements:

  • A two-day visit to observe a sample of trainees teach of each cohort in April/May. This must be a diverse selection of trainees across a range of subjects.
  • Review a sample of the trainees’ files. This must be a diverse selection of trainees across a range of subjects.
  • Meet with the Programme Facilitators (PFs) and Director of Teaching School, to ascertain the strengths and areas for improvement for the course as a whole, including centre based training and other areas of provision.
  • Moderate the award of QTS and the selection criteria used to ensure NTTP trainees meet the requirements for QTS.
  • Compile a report, putting the above in writing to be submitted by the end of July.
  • Attend the exam board meeting and accredit the award of QTS – at an agreed time in June (during NTTP Exam week) of the training year.
  • Meet with group of trainees (those not observed in April/May) during Exam Week.

The Northampton Teacher Training Partnership is a long established School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider based in Northamptonshire. Following a two-stage Inspection in May and November 2018, we were graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We offer the following subjects:

English, Maths, Sciences, MFL, Music, Dance, Drama, PE, Geography, History, RE, Social Sciences and Art.

The vision of our SCITT is to provide high quality teachers to meet the needs of our local schools whether part of our partnership or not. All Partnership schools are state secondary schools and some include 6th forms. We work with a full range of schools including those in challenging socio-economic circumstances and those judged as requires improvement.

We offer our trainees a one-year full time secondary (11-16) teacher training course so at the end of the training year, they will obtain the dual awards of PGCE and QTS if they successfully pass both qualifications. Our post graduate qualification is validated by Birmingham Newman University.

For further information or to send an expression of interest with a CV, please contact Jacqui Druker on 01604 258662 or

We would be happy to arrange an initial familiarisation meeting prior to the two day visit in April/May and the exam board meeting in June.

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