Principal Lecturer or Principal Lecturer (Teaching) Primary Strategic Partnership Lead

University of Worcester
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£56,021 to £64,914
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Principal Lecturer or Principal Lecturer (Teaching) Primary Strategic

Partnership Lead

Primary Location: St John's Campus

Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Advertised On: Friday 17 November 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 03 December 2023 Interview Date: Thursday 14 December 2023 Reference: SE2326

The Institute of Education, Primary Department has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Lecturer / Principal Lecturer (Teaching) Primary Strategic Partnership Lead to lead and manage a large partnership of schools across our outstanding programmes.

The University of Worcester (UW) has long been recognised for its high quality and innovative provision in Education. The Institute of Education is committed to providing an excellent learning experience and trainee teachers are supported in becoming highly skilled and inspirational teachers. Our REACH vision demonstrates this commitment:

Across all phases and routes our Partnership aims to train and educate teachers who are:

  • Resilient, supportive professionals with strong values and high standards of personal conduct.
  • Effective communicators who collaborate to support wider educational opportunities for all.
  • Active participants who are creative and informed intellectuals, promoting a love of learning.
  • Confident and critically reflective practitioners motivated to continuingly improve practice.
  • Highly skilled and inspirational subject/phase specialists committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and educational progress of all learners.
  • In this context, the Institute of Education is seeking to appoint an inspirational and excellent Primary Partnership Lead with a strong commitment to maintain and further develop our excellent reputation in teacher education and training. The Primary Education department offers the following courses:

  • PGCE (with specialisms in PE and SEND)
  • Undergraduate Primary Initial Teacher Education (PITE)
  • Top Up degree in Teaching in Primary Education (Level 6 and QTS only).
  • The Department also offers CPD to practitioners and works with Early Career Teachers through the local Teaching School ECT programme.

    The successful appointee will have significant and relevant primary teaching experience along with some successful experience of initial teacher education, teaching in Higher Education or teaching adults. They will demonstrate strong leadership skills in order to make a significant contribution to the senior management team in the Department for Primary Education, supporting the Head of Department as required and leading the Primary Partnership team in all matters as outlined in the main responsibilities.

    The successful applicant will lead and manage school placements for all courses across a large partnership of schools, supporting development of competency against the Teachers' Standards. They will have a significant role in training, moderation and quality assurance of placements, ensuring the overall quality of the partnership remains consistently high. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will also work with Recently Qualified Teachers and provide Early Career support. As a Principal Lecturer, the successful applicant will be a senior member of the Primary Department and support the Head of Department with personnel and programme management matters. To maintain our strong reputation for and commitment to an excellent student experience we are seeking an inspirational leader and manager for this role who can also model excellent practice in their teaching and inspire trainee teachers to achieve their potential in the classroom.

    A clear commitment to practice-based research and publication is a requirement and you should demonstrate some evidence of your developing profile in this particular aspect of academic work to date. We anticipate the successful applicant will actively engage in continuing their own professional and academic development, demonstrating their love of learning.

    Queries in regard to this vacancy are welcome and should be directed towards Jennifer Gadd, Head of Department for Primary Education, by emailing [email protected]

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