Head of School - McMillan Faculty of Education

Bradford College
40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
11 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, forward thinking and experienced individual to provide clear academic leadership and management of the School of Education, with a focus on Teacher Training (QTS).

The Faculty of Education has very successfully been training teachers for many years. It has a strong reputation and a long history of providing excellent teachers, in particular, for Bradford and neighbouring authorities. The College is the only provider of Initial Teacher Training outside of the University sector in England, with National College for Teaching and Leadership approval and funding. Faculty staff are supportive, forward-looking and committed to providing the next generation of outstanding teachers.

This is an exciting and demanding role. You will manage Higher Education within the School alongside another Head of School who is responsible for non-QTS programmes. You will have responsibility for line managing a team and working closely with academic and support staff. You will also be responsible for the strategic planning and development of curriculum and overseeing Ofsted inspections for Teacher Education programmes as well as helping the faculty prepare for the College's involvement with the Teaching Excellence Framework. You will be heavily involved in increasing the number of external partnerships and further raising the profile of Teacher Education in the city, regionally and nationally.

Main purpose and responsibilities:

  • To recruit students with integrity ensuring an inclusive approach.
  • To deliver high quality teaching, learning and assessment and manage student and staff performance.
  • To lead and manage Higher Education Teacher Education programmes in line with Faculty strategy.
  • To ensure continuous and measureable quality improvement for students and stakeholders.
  • To lead and manage teams to provide an exceptional student experience; to ensure teaching, learning and assessment is a consistently high standard; to ensure students achieve success, progress and gain sustainable employment.
  • To align, modernise and grow curriculum according to local and regional need.
  • To oversee the preparation and management of Ofsted inspections of Initial Teacher Training.
  • To liaise effectively and work in partnership with organisations and agencies including local authorities, schools, community and voluntary organisations, to develop and grow our provision.

A check with the disclosure and barring service will be undertaken for this post.

When applying for this role, please reference AoC Jobs as your application source when asked.

Bradford College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.