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Development Lead - Science

Teach First


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Teach First as a Development Lead to shape the future of education and be a catalyst for change in young lives


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East Midlands (Nottingham); East of England (Norwich); London; North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne); North West (Manchester); South Coast (Bournemouth); South East (Kent); South West (Bristol); West Midlands (Birmingham); Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds

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In-person- Nottingham United Kingdom,Norwich United Kingdom,London United Kingdom

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Teach First is an inspiring organisation dedicated to addressing educational inequality and fostering the full potential of every child. By focusing on providing equal educational opportunities, Teach First is not just transforming classrooms, but communities and futures.

Role Summary:

  • Lead training in Science for Teach First's Training Programme.
  • Develop trainee teachers' subject knowledge and pedagogy.
  • Collaborate with mentors to guide trainees towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and completion of their Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
  • Empower trainees to become educational leaders passionate about tackling inequality.

Role Requirements:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and school leadership experience.
  • Strong understanding of classroom pedagogy, the Teachers' Standards, and the Core Content Framework.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development up to Master’s level.
  • Minimum two years of experience mentoring and coaching new teachers.
  • Secondary phase classroom teaching experience, with a minimum of two years spent developing teachers in your subject specialism.
  • Expert knowledge of the pedagogy in your subject area.

Teach First offers a rewarding benefits package, including 27 days of annual leave, a pension scheme with up to 6% employer contribution, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare, and access to a variety of subsidised services. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all. We work to unlock the potential in all children, not just some. Our work is challenging, but with your help, we can make a better future.

As a Development Lead - Science, you will work on our Training Programme, teaching a subject-specific area of our secondary curriculum. You will work with a portfolio of trainees to develop their subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogy, ensuring they achieve QTS and support them to complete their PGDE. You will collaborate with their Practice Development Lead and school mentor, to see trainees grow into leaders, committed to making a difference to educational inequality.

We are looking for candidates with QTS and school leadership experience. You should have excellent classroom pedagogy and good knowledge of both the Teachers' Standards and Core Content Framework. You should be committed to developing yourself and others through to Master’s level. You should have experience in developing, mentoring and coaching inexperienced teachers within a training route for at least two years. You should be a secondary phase specialist with at least two years’ experience of classroom teaching in this phase. You should have at least two years’ experience of developing teachers within your subject specialism. Your knowledge of the pedagogy underpinning your subject specialism should be exemplary.

Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum, participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy annual leave.

All roles require that the successful applicant and Teach First make a joint application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a background check. This role requires an Enhanced DBS check with Barred List. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude you from appointment.

This role is based within the UK. Teach First has a responsibility to ensure that every employee has the legal right to work in the UK. Every employee is required to supply the appropriate documents to prove that they have the right to work in the UK before and where applicable throughout their employment with Teach First.


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