Regional Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Lead (0.6 FTE)
REAch2 Academy Trust - Home based, with frequent travel to/around the East of England/South of England
Start Date
As soon as possible
Circa £45,000 FTE

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as one of two Regional Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Leads, supporting the leadership of our Primary and Early Years Teacher Training. This is a National, Remote working position, with some travel required and you will be predominantly covering the East and South of England.
With a national reach and over 60 primary schools, The REAch Teach Primary Partnership currently offers both School Direct PGCE and Teaching Apprenticeship programmes through a local cluster model. Exciting times are ahead, following our successful accreditation against the 2024 ITT Quality Requirements, and we are looking for an experienced ITT professional who will have an immediate impact in driving the development of our SCITT.

This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about developing trainee teachers and supporting the MAT and SCITT partnership of schools to meet local recruitment needs.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Experience in supporting the development of novice teachers through an exceptional knowledge of mentoring and training.
• A thirst for knowledge and high levels of engagement with relevant research in education.
• Knowledge and understanding of the ITT Criteria and new Quality Requirements that will be in place from September 2024.
• A natural ability to collaborate, and build strong, productive professional partnerships.
• A passion and commitment to equality so that our ITT provision supports our Social Justice strategy.

The post holder will work closely with the National ITT Lead and be part of a large and growing ITT team across the Partnership of schools.

Successful delivery of ITT and development of the SCITT is one of our highest priorities across the Trust. This role supports the REAch2 Touchstones through a focus on the quality of learning for trainee teachers, the development of leadership skills across the organisation and opportunities for progression through our teacher educator career pathway.

As a key member of the ITT team, you will be directly responsible for:
• Supporting the National ITT Lead and our Education team with programme development and curriculum design, utilising your primary/Early Years curriculum and subject expertise.
• Partnership engagement and collaboration with delegated partner schools across your region.
• Delivery of the training programme, across appropriate areas of your expertise.
• Creation of Mentor and Lead Mentor guidance rubrics, and delivery of mentor training.
• QA and monitoring of provision across delegated partner schools
• Acting as Link Tutor for delegated partner schools where required
• Effectively running the trainee selection process to ensure viable cohorts
• Developing robust assessment processes and systems
This is a permanent role reporting to the National ITT Lead.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Kate McGreal, National ITT Lead at [email protected]

Closing Date
Friday 29th September 2023 at midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A flexible work location for this role
• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• 29 days’ paid holiday (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service) (pro rata for part-time or term-time only)
• Reimbursed travel expenses
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.