Vacancy Type/Job category
Centre for Teacher Education
£31,406 - £40,927 per annum, pro rata
University of Warwick, Coventry
Open to internal candidates only.
Full-time, fixed term contract from 4 January 2022 to 23 December 2022.
Please note applications for fractional / part time positions will be
As part of the Centre's Digital Education Transformation project a member of
the existing Secondary PGCE Teaching Team is being ‘seconded' to take a lead
role in defining and implementing a distinctive approach to blended learning
and digital methods to deliver teacher training and CPD in our regional
network and international programmes.
This has created an exciting opportunity within the Centre for Teacher
Education at The University of Warwick. CTE has as a long tradition of working
in close partnership with local schools to provide high quality values led
post-graduate teacher training courses.
Commencing January 2022, the fixed term Teaching Fellow post/s will help
support and contribute to the Secondary PGCE programme, including partnership
visits to schools, teaching on the university PGCE modules, personal tutoring
and marking of assignments. The successful candidates may also undertake key
duties to support CTE's range of Teacher education Programmes, enhancing and
maintaining its reputation for excellence.
Applications from any subject background are welcome. Depending on experience
there may also be opportunities to contribute to subject specialist taught
sessions. Experience in working with initial teacher training students in
either a school or university setting would be an advantage.
Informal enquiries about the role welcome to Dr Andrew Hind, Head of Secondary
ITE (recruiting manager) Andrew.Hind@warwick.ac.uk )
Applicants should note that due to the nature of this role, any job offer will
be subject to the satisfactory completion of an Enhanced DBS with children's
barred list check.
Interview Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021.
This post/s will support and contribute to the PGCE Secondary programme,
teaching university sessional content, potentially to include leading a
Professional Enquiry seminar group, acting as personal tutor for a number of
PGCE trainees, marking of PG assignments, as well as undertaking
partnership/moderation activity with local schools.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research and Scholarship
§ To reflect on practice and the development of your teaching and learning
§ Engage with research, theory and scholarship to inform your teaching.
Teaching and Learning Support:
§ To teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within
Secondary PGCE initial teacher education programme.
§ To develop teaching materials, methods and approaches.
§ To identify the learning needs of students and define appropriate learning
§ To ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials will meet
the defined learning objectives.
§ To supervise the work of personal tutees, provide advice on study skills and
help them with learning problems through personal tutorials.
§ Support the well-being of personal tutees.
§ Mark and feedback on academic submissions at Masters Level against the
relevant grading criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.
§ To work closely with Partnership schools to ensure an excellent student
experience and where appropriate work with schools to improve school-based
training on placement.
§ Moderate assessments of school-based aspects of training.
§ To support the Quality Assurance policies and processes of the Centre.
Administration and other activities:
§ To undertake duties related to course administration, such as attendance
§ To attend Centre for Teacher Education meetings, as required.
§ To undertake other activities, appropriate to the grade, as agreed with
Senior Teaching Fellows and Programme leads.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject (a)
Essential Criteria 2
UK teaching experience in a secondary school setting (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (a)
Essential Criteria 4
Knowledge of UK education policy, specifically in relation to schools and
teacher education (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
Evidence of sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the
discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within secondary
Essential Criteria 6
Experience of contributing to teacher education in a school or university
Essential Criteria 7
Evidence of drawing on up to date research to inform practice in school or ITT
Essential Criteria 8
Evidence of administrative abilities and skills (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training
Essential Criteria 10
Good interpersonal skills: including the ability to undertake difficult
Essential Criteria 11
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on teaching programmes and
administrative tasks (a,c)
Essential Criteria 12
Understanding and appreciation of equal opportunity issues as they may impact
on areas of teaching (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of teaching adults as a Teacher Educator in a University setting
Desirable Criteria 2
Master's qualification or equivalent professional experience (a)
Desirable Criteria 3
Evidence of an understanding of moderation and quality assurance in Teacher
education partnerships (a,c)
Our vision and ambition for the Centre for Teacher Education (CTE) derives
from a commitment to continue the long history of Teacher Education at the
University of Warwick where generations of new teachers gain employment in our
partner schools to improve the life chances of the children they teach. Our
programmes are underpinned by our Warwick Teacher Values of values of social
justice, intellectual curiosity and creativity.
The Centre builds on the success of Warwick's existing expertise in teacher
training, which was most recently graded as outstanding by OfSTED in 2016. In
addition to the traditional PGCE core training route, the CTE also offers PGCE
School Direct. Our PGCEs cover early years, primary and secondary across a
range of subject specialisms and all include Masters level credits as
standard. The MA in professional Education offers a progression route for
these teachers and increasingly an opportunity for schools and networks of
schools to work towards on collaborative University MA awards.
Student experience and high-quality provision are the foundations on which the
CTE is built. We regularly provide all of our trainees, partners and other
stakeholders with opportunities to tell us about their experiences, so that we
can continually improve and become a world-class provider of professional
education. Looking ahead, the CTE aims to become a thought leader in teacher
training in addition to developing a series of global opportunities for
bespoke professional development that makes use of the most effective learning
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
The Centre for Teacher Education is committed to the principles of the Athena
SWAN Charter, which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality,
representation and progression for all staff working in an academic
The University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about
the work of the university in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the
following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk).
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The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning
environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We
welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected
characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.
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applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick
complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate
unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or
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