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Head of Early Career Teacher Training (for Thames Gateway TSH)

Leigh Academies TrustMedway

Due to our recent designation as a Teaching School Hub, we are delighted to be expanding our Teaching School team.  Our new Head of Early Career Teacher Training will join our Director and Deputy Director in shaping the exciting offer we are preparing to launch across the North Kent region. 

Teaching School Hubs will be school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development. The DfE vision for these centres is that they will ‘provide high quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their career. They will play a significant role in delivering the Early Career Framework and seek to be involved in the delivery of new Specialist National Professional Qualifications and Leadership NPQs. They will deliver school-based Initial Teacher Training and will promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers.’  This role will play a significant part in overseeing the Teaching School Hub’s work in acting as an Appropriate Body and in delivering the Early Career Framework.

Based at the Head Office of Leigh Academies Trust this role will provide the postholder with the opportunity to shape the delivery of the national roll out of the ECF with schools across our region, impacting on the lives of hundreds of new teachers, working closely with Head Teachers and mentors.  You will also ensure that the functions of the Appropriate Body are carried out to the highest standard, ensuring that colleagues entering our profession benefit from a golden thread of continued excellent professional development, from ITT into their future leadership journeys. 

Click here to view the Job Description. 

We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a track record of success;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision;
  • able to show a strong track record of working with new and recently qualified teachers;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the region to ensure wide success;
  • able to develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders.

What we can offer you:

  • a highly-competitive salary;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression;
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the delivery of Early Career Teacher Training 

Application closing date: Wednesday 19th May 2021 

Shortlisting committee: Thursday 20th May 2021 

Interview date: Wednesday 26th May 2021

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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