A vacancy for a Teacher Training Advisor at St Helena Island, South Atlantic offered by The Government of St Helena Education Directorate.

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  • Posted: Mar 8

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Job Description

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially. 

The Education Directorate has begun to transform the island’s educational infrastructure to complement the changing skills requirements of an emerging economy.

There are four schools on the island, three primary plus Prince Andrew Secondary School. The curriculum broadly models that of the National Curriculum for England.  Young people take Progress Tests in Maths, English and Science at the end of KS2 and GCSEs and other recognised UK qualifications at the end of KS4. 

You will implement and further develop the initial teacher training (ITT) programme, encourage potential teachers to enter the profession and help identify training needs for new teachers. You will also provide support and mentoring for current and prospective teachers.

You will be responsible for the delivery of accredited training to upskill  serving teachers as well as supporting continuing professional development (CPD) needs as these are identified.  A key part of your role will be to serve as a coach and mentor to support teaching staff at all levels. 

You will make sure all teachers and teaching assistants entering the system or changing roles receive appropriate induction and support.  You will also facilitate the sharing of best practice across schools and phases.

Overall, you will work within the Directorate with a team of dedicated colleagues to ensure on-going improvements in teaching and learning and will take a lead role in assuring high-quality teaching practice. Out of hours work will be inevitable.

Holding a UK teaching qualification and QTS, you will have classroom experience and as a teacher trainer, preferably across both ITT and CPD. With a background in coaching and mentoring to improve teaching practice, you will be fully conversant in the requirements for QTS. Your excellent ICT skills, particularly in distance learning, should be supported by a commitment to aspirational learning for all young people and the ability to motivate and inspire trainee and serving teachers. You must produce a clean Vetting Certificate.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 22 March 2019. Interviews will be held in London on 8 April 2019