The Distinct Challenge of Executive Leadership

“Being an Executive Leader is really difficult at first. You’ve got Emperor’s New Clothes. What is this job? You’re not actually running anything… You move from Operational Leadership to Systems Leadership – and it’s a different sport! You want to get busy and do stuff. But you’re being paid for your wisdom – to facilitate […]

National Institute of Teaching appoints Executive Director of Research and Best Practice

Calum Davey has been appointed the first Executive Director of Research and Best Practice at the National Institute of Teaching, the Government’s new teacher and leader development and research institute. He joins the team from 2nd September 2022. Calum is joining the National Institute of Teaching from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where […]

Job Role: IT Director

The role To be responsible for the delivery of a whole Institute approach to ICT service delivery. Take overall responsibility for devising and implementing the Institute’s ICT strategy and vision, including new CRM and LMS platforms. To act as a focal point for the Institute on ICT support procedures and infrastructure development, and ensure effective […]

Job Role: Chief Operating Officer

Overall purpose of the post: To provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for the operations functions of the National Institute of Teaching in order to: Provide exceptional support to the Trust Board, CEO and Senior Leadership Team, allowing them to deliver the programme, academic and research aspects of the Institute; Lead and develop the operations […]

Job Role: Executive Director of Partnerships

Overall purpose of the post: The Executive Director of Partnerships leads the National Institute of Teaching’s (NIoT) Partnership Department, ensuring that the NIoT has strong relationships with system stakeholders, influencers and professional bodies to allow it to deliver its vision. The department also leads on brand, communications, marketing and recruitment to ensure the Institute meets […]

Job Role: Executive Director of Programmes

Job Title: Executive Director of Programmes Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer Salary: c. £100,000 The Executive Director of Programmes will be accountable for the design, development, and delivery of the ‘golden thread’ programmes. Every programme should be of the highest quality, using the best research and practice insights to drive professional development and impact upon […]

Job Role: Marketing and Communications Director

The role The National Institute of Teaching’s Marketing and Communications Director will lead the evolution of its new brand, raising awareness in the sector and launching its marketing campaigns for its first cohorts of participants. The successful candidate will work closely with the Research and Best Practice and Programmes Teams, identifying compelling themes and content […]

National Institute of Teaching Appoints Permanent Chief Executive

Melanie Renowden has been appointed Permanent Chief Executive of the National Institute of Teaching, the Government’s flagship new teacher and leader development and research institute. Melanie has been acting as the National Institute’s founding Chief Executive and will start her new role when the organisation launches in September. She has worked in the education sector […]

Pip Sanderson: Investment where it’s really needed

Investment where it’s really needed When I trained as a teacher back in 2011 the term evidence-informed teaching was hardly ever used. But here we are a decade on with evidence-informed teaching firmly seen as the gold standard in English schools. Not only has this raised the status of the profession, but it’s given students […]

George McMillan: National scale, local roots

One problem education has faced over the past few years in England is that it has become more fragmented and one consequence of that is that professional development can be quite disjointed. The training one teacher will experience at one end of the country might be very different to what their colleague will see at […]