Principal Lecturer: Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education

University of Roehampton - School of Education

The School of Education has a long-established international reputation for high-quality teaching and research, and it is positioned as one of the principal providers of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) nationally. Our mission is to develop and apply world-class research, practitioner skills and knowledge to improve outcomes and achievements for all children and young people, both at home and abroad. 

Following the retirement of the current post holder, the University is looking for a new Head of Primary ITE to support the Director in leading and managing the work of the School in developing an excellent education for students.

The main challenge of the role will be to ensure excellence and synergy in all the provision across our Primary ITE programmes, in school and at university.

The post holder will have some experience of leadership and management and will be expected to have a well-rounded understanding of how to translate strategic plans into positive outcomes for students and staff.

The key priority for this role will be coordinating the work of the programmes, partnership and administrative functions within and around the Primary provision, to ensure that the University develops excellent new primary teachers who, in turn, will provide an excellent education for children and young people. This will include coordinating preparation for any regulatory inspection, with a view to obtaining the highest possible outcome, and oversight of the relationships with our School Direct and SCITT partners.

The University of Roehampton is the most research intensive modern university in the UK, with some of the highest regarded academic departments in the country.

This is an exciting time for the university, with investment in new curricula, the construction of a new £35m state-of-the-art library and student accommodation, the development of a number of external partnerships across the globe and plans for more doctoral scholarships.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers. We are ranked the best modern university in London in major UK league tables and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching, and working.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

The closing date for completed applications is: Wednesday 4 October 2017

It is expected that interviews will be held on: Monday 16 October 2017

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Working-at-Roehampton/

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