SCITT Director. Grade L09, Coventry

Closing date:Expiring today

Sidney Stringer AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Key roles and responsibilities

To lead all mentors to ensure that:

• They are completing the weekly reflection forms

• There is at least one formal observation per week

• There are 2 drop ins a week 

• Timetables at secondary have KS3 and KS4 ( and that trainees have KS5 experience during at least one placement)

• Timetables at primary have a KS1 and a KS2 focus.

• All mentors have completed the mentor training delivered by the SCITT director

• All mentors and partners schools are fulfilling the requirements of the partnership agreement and begin the removal process if not

• All mentors inform the SCITT Director as soon as possible if there is any issue with the trainee.

To Line manager the Training Manager and SCITT Administrator

To ensure all assessment weeks are properly co-ordinated: 

• Arrange all observations so that they're co-observed with the subject development leader or a mentor of the SCITT staff

• Write assessment week guidance and ensure that all stakeholders (trainee, subject mentor, professional mentor or Headteacher and Subject development leader) have a clear understanding of their roles within these weeks and what the outcomes should be.

To work with agreed University partner to ensure that:

• PGCE training dovetails with the SCITT training

• The PGCE training is rated at least good.

• To adjust SCITT training as and when required to enhance the overall effectiveness of the SCITT and PGCE training

• Ensure clarity of how a trainee passes the year and all meetings associated with the sign-off of the trainees

Lead on quality assurance to ensure that:

• All training sessions are led to the highest possible standard

• That all training sessions are evaluated and that training sessions are changed or re-written if effectiveness is less than good

• That outcomes for pupils that SCITT trainees are responsible for are at least good.

Recruit new schools to the SCITT and ensure high quality and effective communication to all SCITT partner schools:

• Book appointments with Headteachers of all MAT schools to discuss how the SCITT can work to help those schools. (The SCITT must serve the MAT first and foremost. The SCITT is accredited to the MAT and belongs to the MAT)

• Visit all MAT schools and speak to staff at whole staff briefings, encouraging them to find new trainees for the SCITT through their schools 

• Attend as many network meetings across Coventry as possible to bring new schools into the MAT (this is a SCITT for the recruitment and retention of Coventry and needs to be sold as that)

• Explore the option of The Coventry SCITT offering the assessment only route and subject knowledge enhancement courses.

Be completely responsible for trainee outcomes:

• Ensure that all trainees feel well-supported at all times by ensuring there is always someone for them to contact in every situation.

• Ensure they feel that they are a cohesive group. Pre-arrange socials and set up a whatsapp group for them to support each other

• Ensure that their portfolios of evidence clearly demonstrate pupil progress 

• Ensure that all paperwork required for trainees such as observation forms are completed timely, accurately and thoroughly.

• Ensure that all monitoring and evaluation is completed in line with policies e.g. Support plans issued quickly and at the right time and that a cause for concern is issued if a support plan is not met.

To ensure that that the Coventry SCITT is Ofsted outstanding:

• Write the annual SED, allocate jobs to certain people and ensure that all priorities and targets are met

• Create a 5-year development plan based on all feedback that the Coventry SCITT receives. Ensure all stakeholders have a say and are working towards these priorities.

• Work with the external moderator to ensure at least a termly visit. Ask the moderator to produce a report and feed this into the SED. Ensure that all feedback from the external moderator is taken on board and completed and include this feedback in the termly report

• Write a termly report for Accounting officer, Vice Principal and governors outlining the impact the SCITT has had, how it is on course for outstanding and what more needs to be done to secure outstanding.

• Work collaboratively with other SCITTs in order to raise standards for the Coventry SCITT

• Chair the steering group and ensure that all information is fed into the group and that this group helps to steer the Coventry SCITT towards outstanding.

• To be familiar with all ITT documentation from NCTL, DFE and Ofsted to ensure that all paperwork and documentation adhere to these policies and that The Coventry SCITT is fully compliant with the ITT criteria.

To ensure that recruitment processes are fair and thorough:

• Observe all applicants if they get through to the interview stage.

• Review recruitment processes regularly

• Make a recruitment document outlining the selection process, ensuring that all processes are fair and transparent

• Ensure that trainees know how and why they have been selected or not been selected

• Ensure that the selection process adheres to the Equality Act 2010


Targets for the year:

• All trainees to complete the training year

• All trainees to pass as at least a good judgement

• Recruit between 35-45 trainees for academic year 2020-21

• All trainees to find employment within schools

• All evaluations from training sessions to be good/outstanding

More about Sidney Stringer Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 2 Primrose Hill Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5LY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7625 1756
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