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Head of Learning Design - EYP

Teach First


Posted 2 weeks ago


Shape the future of education as Teach First's Head of Learning Design and join our mission to establish fair education for all


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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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Teach First is a pioneering organization dedicated to creating equitable educational opportunities. Our vision is to unlock the potential in every child, not just a privileged few. We are on an inspiring journey towards a brighter future and need passionate individuals to help us tackle this grand challenge.

Role Summary:

  • Strategic leadership in Early Years and Primary education within Teach First.
  • Guiding the development of teachers and mentors through our programmes.
  • Maintain high-quality and strategic alignment of programme suite, including Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

Role Requirements:

  • Expertise in curriculum design for teacher development.
  • Understanding of curriculum sequencing for Early Years and Primary education.
  • Experience applying research to teaching practices.
  • Capability to nurture talent within your specialism.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and experience as a school leader.
  • Postgraduate qualification in primary/early years education at Master's level or higher.


  • 27 days annual leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with up to 6% employer contribution.
  • Life assurance and income protection.
  • Private healthcare and access to flexible benefits including dental, gym, and travel insurance.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Give As You Earn program.
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave.

Successful applicants will undergo a DBS background check. This role requires the right to work in the UK, with necessary documentation provided before employment commences.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all, unlocking the potential in all children – not just some. Our work takes us closer to a better future every day, but we need your help to take on this big challenge.

The role of Head of Learning Design – Early Years and Primary involves being the strategic expert in Early Years and Primary education for the organisation. You will lead the approach to developing teachers and mentors in these phases across our programmes. Working as part of the Design senior leadership team, you will also have ownership of key areas of our programme suite, for example ITT programmes, ensuring quality and strategic coherence.

Job requirements include proven expertise in designing curricula and content for developing teachers, knowledge of effective curriculum sequencing in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary phase, and experience in the interpretation of research and how it can be applied to teaching practice. You should also have experience of developing others within the context of your phase/subject specialism, and have QTS and have been a school leader. A Post Graduate Qualification related to primary/early years education at least to Master’s level is required.

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 is based within the UK and 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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