November 18, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
The role of Director of ITT has been created to set-up and run the new Initial Teacher Training programme following TWL’s successful accreditation
L14-18 (Inner London) (* Salary negotiable in the case of a suitably qualified candidate)
Working Pattern
Full time • Permanent
Closing Date
December 02, 2022


Teach West London is the Teaching School Hub serving Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. Its vision is to empower schools to achieve the highest standards for students through effective classroom practice and school leadership. It has consciously developed a model of local partnership working and aimed to build capacity within partner schools. In the 18 months that it has been in operation it has been highly successful in engaging with schools across the four boroughs (as well extending its reach nationally in some areas). 331 schools currently make use of its networks overall either as part of the Early Careers Teacher programme and/or the National Professional Qualifications both of which it delivers in partnership with UCL. It also delivers some stand-alone CPD training in core curriculum areas and SEN.

In September 2022 Teach West London, working closely with Hillingdon and London West Alliance SCITTs, was successful in achieving accreditation as an ITT provider under the new guidelines. We will therefore start recruiting trainees in the summer of 2023 in readiness for the September 2024 launch. The Hub is also preparing to take over the Appropriate Body role from September 2023.

The successful growth of Teach West London gives opportunity for an extension of the Leadership Team to form a Senior Leadership Group for the Hub. The group will also include the Trust Executive Head/CEO and the Trust Director of Finance & Operations. Two new roles are therefore being advertised: Head of Teach West London Teaching School Hub and Director of ITT. In both cases the roles demand a strong vision, an entrepreneurial drive and an infectious energy for the significant challenge of reshaping Teacher Training in West London.

The role of Director of ITT has been created to set-up and run the new Initial Teacher Training programme following TWL’s successful accreditation. The successful candidate will bring a passion for training new teachers and experience of running ITT programmes. The role will involve liaising with the DfE to ensure all elements of the programme are in place in the readiness for the delivery phase and ensure all arrangements are in place for delivery starting in 2024. S/He will work closely with the original SCITT partners in order to build on established best practice. The role will require liaison with schools within the network offering placements as well as training of mentors and the set-up of intensive placements. The Director of ITT will take direct responsibility for recruitment of trainees and will put in place a non-teaching staff team to support this process. S/He will liaise with the Head of Teach West London over the marketing of the programme. S/He will line manage a primary and secondary programme lead as well as the ITT administrator.

Prospective candidates will have had experience in managing a school-based ITT programme and will have been successful in meeting Ofsted standards in this area.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website to download the job description and application form.

Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They should be emailed to recruitment. 

Closing date: 9am, Friday 2 December 2022

Interview date: TBC in December 2022

'The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process'.

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. 

You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.

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