Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Primary Education (English)

University of Worcester - Institute of Education: Centre for Primary Education

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Responsible to: Head of Centre for Primary Education  

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Interview date:

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 


The University of Worcester (UW) has long been noted for its high quality and innovative provision in Education. As a good provider of ITE across all our provision, we are nationally recognized for our overall quality and high sustained employment rates of our training teachers. In this context, the Institute of Education is seeking to appoint two inspirational and excellent Primary English specialists with a strong commitment to maintain and further develop our excellent reputation in teacher training. We are looking to appoint two additional outstanding colleagues to this already excellent team of English specialists.

The successful appointees will have significant and relevant primary teaching experience along with some successful experience of initial teacher education, teaching in Higher Education or teaching adults. There is opportunity for an appropriately qualified and experienced applicant to take on a Subject Leadership or Course Leadership role in Initial Teacher Education in the future.

The successful applicants will contribute to subject and module leadership, course development and teaching in their area of English, on our range of undergraduate and postgraduate ITE courses as well as on postgraduate professional development programmes for practising teachers and other professionals working with children. In order to maintain our strong reputation for and commitment to an excellent student experience we are seeking an inspirational teacher for this role who can model excellent practice in their teaching and inspire trainee teachers to achieve their potential in the classroom.

A clear commitment to practice-based research and publication is an essential requirement and you should demonstrate some evidence of your developing profile in this particular aspect of academic work to date. We anticipate the successful applicants will actively engage in continuing their own professional and academic development, demonstrating their love of learning.

Selection Process:

Short-listed candidates invited to interview will be required to present for 10 minutes on the following topic:

We are committed to meeting the individual needs of our students in order to support them to become the very best teachers that they can be. How will you support this aim, particularly to help them become ‘outstanding’ future teachers of English?

Followed by a ten minute teaching session that would be appropriate for first year undergraduate students:

Choose a concept or skill that you regard as key in the teaching of English. Introduce this as if to a group of first year undergraduate trainee primary school teachers, focussing on knowledge, skills and understanding, you would include suggest an appropriate classroom activity and the pedagogical approach you would use.

The chair of this group will provide feedback on the presentation to the interview panel.

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