Teacher Training Advisor
St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC
Package circa of £65k per annum
includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities plus benefits
(see overseas vacancy information)
Can you help provide initial training and further development of school teachers?
A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the construction of an airport due to be operational this spring. The Education Directorate has begun to transform the island’s educational infrastructure to complement the changing skills requirements of an emerging economy.
There are four schools on the island, three primary plus Prince Andrew Secondary School. The curriculum broadly models the English education system, so young people take SATs at the end of KS2 and GCSEs and other recognised UK qualifications at the end of KS4.
You will implement and further develop the initial teacher training (ITT) programme, encourage potential teachers to enter the profession and help identify training needs for new teachers. You will also provide support and mentoring for current and prospective teachers in training abroad.
You will be responsible for the delivery of accredited training to upskill serving teachers as well as supporting continuing professional development (CPD) needs as these are identified. A key part of your role will be to serve as a coach and mentor to support teaching staff at all levels.
You will make sure all teachers and teaching assistants entering the system or changing roles receive appropriate induction and support. You will also facilitate the sharing of best practice across schools and phases..
Overall, you will work within the Directorate with a team of dedicated colleagues to ensure on-going improvements in teaching and learning and will take a lead role in assuring high-quality teaching practice. Out of hours work will be inevitable.
Holding a UK teaching qualification and QTS, you will have classroom experience and as a teacher trainer, preferably across both ITT and CPD. With a background in coaching and mentoring to improve teaching practice, you will be fully conversant in the requirements for QTS. Your excellent ICT skills, particularly in distance learning, should be supported by a commitment to aspirational learning for all young people and the ability to motivate and inspire trainee and serving teachers. You must produce a clean Vetting Certificate.
We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be sent to email@example.com and received by 2 December 2016. Interviews will be held in London on 13 Dec 2016.