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Programme Leader – Primary Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

  • Location: Chelmsford, England
  • Salary: £200 - £200 per day
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for an interim Primary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme Leader to work in Chelmsford, Essex. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £200.00 per day (PAYE and Umbrella payment options available).

The role:

Essex Teacher Training is part of Essex County Council and provides Teacher Training programmes to schools in the eastern region. The Commissioner (ITT) sits in this team, to contribute to the development of improved learning for all in schools and other settings.

Programme Leader will take the lead for the provision and development of Primary ITT and the provision of high quality early professional development through effective teacher training programmes.

The role requires qualified teacher status (QTS) and previous experience of managing initial teacher training/mentoring/NQT induction/ITT partnership. With a proven ability to provide practical solutions to training issues within schools and a well-informed perspective on major aspects of curriculum development, a deep understanding of the principles of effective teaching and learning and proven ability to provide practical solutions to teacher development within schools.

Key Responsibilities:


Be the subject matter expert for Primary ITT and work strategically to deliver the vision and approach to the Council’s ITT/NQT provision.

Act as a link between the Council and partnerships/schools to share expertise, enhance teacher development and broker support as required.

Plan, develop and implement cost effective training which enables schools, other institutions, and the Council to fulfil their statutory requirements across the Council’s ITT/NQT programmes. Monitoring the effectiveness of the training and identifying and implementing areas for change.

  • Accountable for coordinating the work of subject tutors and associates, ensuring all taught elements of the programme conform to the statutory requirements for ITT/NQT and all ITT trainees/ NQTs receive high quality provision.


Contribute to the design and co-ordination of submission of ITT scheme bids.

Work collaboratively with the Teacher Training Agency and other national and regional organisations on issues of ITT/NQT.

Market the provision to schools providing responsive, quality, practical advice and solutions in collaboration with head teachers, governing bodies and schools on matters relating to initial teacher training/NQTs and teacher development.

Oversee the preparation and quality of individual training programmes for ITT trainees/ NQTs and ensure the assessment is in accordance with the statutory requirements for the award of qualified teacher status/induction.

Manage and support the training of new and existing ITT/NQT mentors/tutors ensuring an adequate number are available from a representative cross-section of phases and experience.

Establish and contribute to effective research and development activities related to designated areas or aspects of the curriculum.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Educated to RQF Level 6 (Bachelor’s degree) or above and possesses qualified teacher status (QTS).
  • Experience: Previous experience of managing initial teacher training/mentoring/NQT induction/ITT partnership.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS check and references covering the last 5 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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