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PostedProgramme area(s)/DetailsInstitution/Contact information
02/04/2020External Examiners STEM subjects (various - Sept/Oct start) & Subject Specialist Validation Panel Member STEM (immediately)
We are seeking to appoint External Examiners for our brand new and exciting STEM Suite of undergraduate degrees with QTS. External Examiners are needed for: - BSc Biology Education- BSc Physics with Mathematics Education- BSc Chemistry Education- BSc Computing Education- BSc Engineering Education- BSc Computing- BSc Design Technology Education. We are also seeking to appoint a subject specialist to our validation panel. Please note that you can apply for the validation post in addition to the STEM External Examiner posts. We would also welcome interest from External Examiners who are able to support more than one subject within the STEM suite of programmes.
University of Sunderland
Mikeala.morgans@sunderland.ac.uk
02/04/2020• External Examiner for Primary and Early Years ITE (reviewing across BA Primary Education with QTS and BA Early Years-Primary Education with QTS, PGCE Primary and PGCE Primary-Early Years) – a strength in early years ITE and/or the arts is desirable.
We require an external examiner who currently works on or has experience of similar courses within Higher Education. An immediate start is required. The successful candidate will work closely with programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to education@chester.ac.uk.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
26/03/2020PGCE English Education with QTS (immediate start)
We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our PGCE English Education with QTS Programme. This programme is based in the School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Society. This is a large faculty offering, amongst other things, over 30 different ITT programmes through Undergraduate, Postgraduate, School Direct and Apprenticeship routes. Our Undergraduate Education courses were rated Second in the UK in the 2020 Guardian League Tables. You will be engaging with us at a time of exciting change and development following our recent restructure and revalidation of programmes. Please note that this role is for an immediate start.The External Examiner for PGCE English Education will: • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.• Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report.• Carry out at least one visit per year to quality assure placement
University of Sunderland
jemma.bell@sunderland.ac.uk
26/03/2020PGCE Computing Education with QTS (immediate start)
The External Examiner for PGCE Computing Education will: • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.• Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report.• Carry out at least one visit per year to quality assure placements (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report in relation to this.• Be a critical friend and engage in frequent two way communication with the Programme Leader and the Computing Team.• Approve modifications to the Programme.It is expected that the External Examiner for this role will be experienced in working in an HEI ITT department and will hold QTS.
University of Sunderland
lynne.dagg@sunderland.ac.uk
26/03/2020PGCE Religious Education with QTS (immediate start)
The External Examiner for PGCE Religious Education will: • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.• Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report.• Carry out at least one visit per year to quality assure placements (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report in relation to this.• Be a critical friend and engage in frequent two way communication with the Programme Leader and the Religious Team.• Approve modifications to the Programme.It is expected that the External Examiner for this role will be experienced in working in an HEI ITT department and will hold QTS.
University of Sunderland
jo.mcshane@sunderland.ac.uk
26/03/2020School Direct Secondary (September start)
The External Examiner for School Direct Secondary will: • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.• Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report.• Carry out at least one visit per year to quality assure placements (this will be done virtually in the academic year 2019/20) and submit an External Examiner Report in relation to this.• Be a critical friend and engage in frequent two way communication with the Programme Leader and the School Direct Team.• Approve modifications to the Programme.It is expected that the External Examiner for this role will be experienced in working in an HEI ITT department and will hold QTS.
University of Sunderland
terry.coatham@sunderland.ac.uk
26/03/2020PGCE Business Education (Sept/Oct start)
Please note that this role is to start in September/October 2020.The External Examiner for PGCE Business Education will: • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.• Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year (this may be done virtually) and submit an External Examiner Report.• Carry out at least one visit per year to quality assure placements (this may be done virtually in 2020/21) and submit an External Examiner Report in relation to this.• Be a critical friend and engage in frequent two way communication with the Programme Leader and the Business Team.It is expected that the External Examiner for this role will be experienced in working in an HEI ITT department and will hold QTS.
University of Sunderland
steven.haswell@sunderland.ac.uk
13/03/2020External Examiner for Teach First Secondary Programme.
The UCL Institute of Education provides a range of routes into teaching including PGCE (Early years, primary and secondary), Teach First, Employment Based Routes, Assessment Only Route and School Direct. We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our Teach First Secondary Programme.You will have a background in working in initial teacher education and an understanding of education in a challenging urban context. You will not have been involved in Teach First over the previous four years. The appointments are due to commence immediately. Applicants must be available between mid-May and early June for purposes of visits and be available to attend the Exam Board on 30th July 2020 (subject to confirmation).
UCL Institute of Education
teachfirst@ucl.ac.uk
10/03/2020External Adviser vacancy – PGCE Secondary Physical Education
York St John University has a vacancy for the role of External Adviser for the PGCE Secondary PE programme, starting from this academic year.This is a very small programme and as such we need a subject specialist External Adviser who will be able to contribute to the wider external examination process for PGCE Secondary and provide a subject based report for the PGCE Secondary External Examiner.The role will involve:- Undertaking school visits to student teachers on placements - Reviewing samples of academic work - Reviewing programme documentation- Meeting with module and course leaders - External advisers are required to write a brief subject report to contribute to the External Examiner report.If you are interested please apply by sending your CV to Keither Parker.
Yorks St. John University
k.parker@yorksj.ac.uk
10/03/2020External expert to sit on a review panel for Foundation Degree Educational Practice.
The review panel will be held at Solihull College and University Centre on Wednesday 3 June (TBC). The role includes reviewing documentation prior to the panel date in order to provide subject specialist expertise to inform the panel's final decision. To apply please contact Clare Fenwick on cfenwick@brookes.ac.uk
Oxford Brookes University
cfenwick@brookes.ac.uk
10/03/2020MA Education/MA Autism
An external examiner is required from January 2021 for MA Education and MA Autism programmes.These are flexible postgraduate programmes which provide an opportunity for students to continue their professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational topics, tailored to their own practice/experience.
Northumbria University
irenie.lowry@northumbria.ac.uk
09/03/20202 External Advisors: Initial Teacher Education Validation Events (various programmes)
The programmes under review include: • BA Primary Education with QTS• BA Early Years-Primary Education with QTS• PGCE Primary Education (Core and School Direct)• PGCE Primary-Early Years (Core and School Direct)• PGCE Secondary Education (Core and School Direct)External advisors will be expected to participate in: • A desk-based evaluative document review, which will take place in April 2020. Subsequently, producing written comments. • A Programme Approval Panel, which will take place at University of Chester by the end of May 2020.Please send expressions of interest and accompanying CVs to Michael Bird.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
03/03/2020HNC Construction and the Built Environment
The appointment is for a tenure period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University of Plymouth, therefore you must not have had any formal links with the University of Plymouth (or its partner institutions) within the last five years. Role Requirements: (Full details of the module duties will be provided prior to formal application or can be found at - http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/extexam )
Cornwall College
adrian.allen@cornwall.ac.uk
23/02/2020External Examiner for its three-year Primary BEd programmes
These are the BEd Primary Education with two routes (training to teach 3 - 7 year olds and training to teach 5 – 11 year olds) and the BEd Primary Education with Mathematics Specialism (training to teach 5-11 year olds). The applicant must be in post as a headteacher of a school which does not currently host our students and has not done so for the last few years (to avoid any conflicts of interest). The external examiner’s duties briefly include: • Looking at a sample of student assignments at two points during the year (these are available electronically, so it does not involve a visit).• Attending at least one exam board and giving some brief verbal feedback (Boards take place in early March, early July and early September with attendance at the July Board a requirement).• Offering informal (e.g. via email or on the telephone) feedback on any planned changes to the course.• Visiting some students on placement over two days in late March.• Completing an annual report at
University of Gloucestershire
shydewhite@glos.ac.uk
18/02/2020EMA in Educational Practice and Research (MA-EPR) – UEA, Norwich
Successful applicants will have knowledge and experience of education and postgraduate study for professionals. The role will include reviewing Master’s Level assignments, assignment briefs, and dissertations, as well as attending the exam board in July of each year. The role will officially start from January 2021, although we would like to get the successful person involved as soon as possible to enable them to get a sense of the course. External examiners are typically appointed for a 4 year period, although we do require the appointment to be confirmed annually. Full details of the UEA criteria for appointing external examiners can be found here. For further information regarding this position, please contact the Course Director: David Jones (David.J.Jones@uea.ac.uk). To apply please submit an expression of interest and your CV to Helen Watkins.
University of East Anglia
H.Watkins@uea.ac.uk
18/02/2020External Examiners - PGCE Secondary RE
The University of Chester is looking for an external examiner for their PGCE Secondary RE programme.The Faculty of Education and Children’s services requires an external examiner who currently works on or has experience of similar courses within Higher Education. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the programme leader to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme. An immediate start is required.Previous experience of external examining is not essential.Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Michael Bird.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
17/02/2020External Examiner for Exeter Secondary Mathematics PGCE
The University of Exeter Graduate School Of Education is urgently seeking an External Examiner for its Secondary Mathematics PGCE starting this year, 2020. The dates of our school visits and exam board this year are 24 and 25 June 2020.We are looking for applicants that:• currently work on or have experience of similar courses • have recent External Examiner experience• are Senior Lecturer or equivalent
University of Exeter
t.ralph@exeter.ac.uk
14/02/2020• External Examiner for Primary and Early Years ITE (reviewing across BA Primary Education with QTS and BA Early Years-Primary Education with QTS, PGCE Primary and PGCE Primary-Early Years) – a strength in early years ITE and/or the arts is desirable
We require an external examiner who currently works on or has experience of similar courses within Higher Education. An immediate start is required. The successful candidate will work closely with programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
13/02/2020BA Primary Education (with QTS)
ith immediate effect due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications are requested from those who currently work on or have experience of similar courses within Higher Education. The successful candidate will work closely with the programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programmes. Please send expressions of interest to Karen Hudson
Northumbria University
Karen.hudson@northumbria.ac.uk
13/02/2020BA Education Studies (level 6 top up) and FdA Learning Support collaborative course
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the BA Education Studies (level 6 top up) and FdA Learning Support collaborative courses. The BA is run only as a campus based course at the University and the FdA Learning Support is offered at 5 local colleges. The successful EE would have recent knowledge and experience of the subjects and ideally experience of collaborative programmes.The External Examiner is required from 1st September 2020. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is required. A fee of £400 is paid for this role. For further information please contact the Course Lead, Dr Chris Neanon – chris.neanon@port.ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
chris.neanon@port.ac.uk
07/02/2020PGCE Primary and Secondary School Direct Examiners needed covering a range of subjects. Contact Michelle Pearson. Appointments will commence from September 2020, and will typically last for three years.
Appointments will commence from September 2020, and will typically last for three years. Expressions of interest, including CVs, should be sent to the Head if ITE, Michelle Pearsom.
Liverpool Hope University
pearsom@hope.ac.uk
06/02/2020Foundation Degree Early Years – from September 2020 (apply by June)
Responsibilities of the External Examiner includes: to review marked and moderated work online, usually twice a year. Attend appropriate examination committee meetings (Spring – virtual attendance, early July in person) you will be asked to give your formal assent to the recommendations of the examination committeeSubmission of an annual report on the University template (July/August), providing comments on the standards of marking, and other aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, for the programme team to act on during the following year. In addition, for the PGCE Post Compulsory programme you will need to visit students on practice placements (usually late autumn or early spring). The candidate should not have been an external examiner within Oxford Brookes School of Education in the last five years.
Oxford Brookes University
clare.fenwick@brookes.ac.uk
06/02/2020BA Early Childhood Studies – with immediate effect
Responsibilities of the External Examiner includes To review marked and moderated work online, usually twice a year. Attend appropriate examination committee meetings (Spring – virtual attendance, early July in person) you will be asked to give your formal assent to the recommendations of the examination committeeSubmission of an annual report on the University template (July/August), providing comments on the standards of marking, and other aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, for the programme team to act on during the following year.In addition, for the PGCE Post Compulsory programme you will need to visit students on practice placements (usually late autumn or early spring).
Oxford Brookes University
cfenwick@brookes.ac.uk
06/02/2020PGCE Post Compulsory – from September 2020 (apply by June)
Responsibilities of the External Examiner includes To review marked and moderated work online, usually twice a year. Attend appropriate examination committee meetings (Spring – virtual attendance, early July in person) you will be asked to give your formal assent to the recommendations of the examination committeeSubmission of an annual report on the University template (July/August), providing comments on the standards of marking, and other aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, for the programme team to act on during the following year.In addition, for the PGCE Post Compulsory programme you will need to visit students on practice placements (usually late autumn or early spring).
Oxford Brookes University
cfenwick@brookes.ac.uk
06/02/2020PGCE Secondary Examiners needed for: Geography/History/RE/English/Maths inc. School Direct provision covering a range of subjects. Contact Michelle Pearson. Appointments will commence from September 2020, and will typically last for three years.Liverpool Hope University
pearsom@hope.ac.uk
06/02/2020External Examiners for: • BA Education Studies (Combined) • BA Primary Education Studies • BA Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The successful candidate will be required to begin this academic year. Applications are requested from those who currently work on or have experience of similar courses within Higher Education. The successful candidate will work closely with the programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programmes.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
05/02/2020External Examiner for Electronics coursesUniversity of Plymouth
mambroze@plymouth.ac.uk
04/02/2020External Examiner for the Leeds Beckett University PGCE Secondary Education programme (both led and School Direct programmes). The examiner would work with trainees studying various subject areas including PE, Maths, English and Geography.
The post will start in November for the academic year (2020/21) and will be for a term of four years. Visits to schools would take place over two designated days in May and the final Exam Board would be held in June.Expressions of interest (with up to date CV) and application forms available from Lianne Sweeting-Richardson at Leeds Beckett University on L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Please indicate your external examining experience. If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact Peter Mellor (Course Director for Secondary PGCE ITE with recommendation for QTS) on p.mellor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Beckett University
L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
24/01/2020External Panel Member for the Validation of PGCE provision for a Secondary SCITT
We are currently validating PGCE provision that will be jointly delivered by NTU and a Secondary SCITT.Therefore, we are seeking to identify a suitably experienced External Panel Member for a one day Scrutiny Event that will take place in early May at our Clifton campus in Nottingham.A fee is paid for undertaking the role, which includes attendance at the Scrutiny Event, pre-reading of the documentation and comments on the documentation after the event. Travel expenses are reimbursed and overnight accommodation will be provided if needed.If you wish to discuss the post in more detail, please contact John Everson (john.everson2@ntu.ac.uk; 0115 848 3236). Expressions of interests (with accompanying CV indicating any external examiner posts you have held or currently hold) should be sent to John Everson at Ada Byron King Building, Nottingham Institute of Education, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham , NG11 8NS.
Nottingham Trent University
john.everson2@ntu.ac.uk
24/01/2020External Panel Member for the Validation of Primary and Secondary Postgraduate and Secondary Undergraduate Teacher Education Routes
We are currently revalidating all of the Primary and Secondary Postgraduate Teacher Education provision at NTU. Alongside it, we are validating a new suite of Secondary Undergraduate Teacher Education courses that lead to a degree and QTS.Therefore, we are seeking to identify a suitably experienced External Panel Member for a Scrutiny Event that will take place over two days in late June at our Clifton campus in Nottingham.A fee is paid for undertaking the role, which includes attendance at the Scrutiny Event, pre-reading of the documentation and comments on the documentation after the event. Overnight accommodation will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Nottingham Trent University
john.everson2@ntu.ac.uk
10/01/2020BA (Honours) Primary Education (3-7) with recommendation for QTS
September 2019 – 4 year term
Newman University
m.munday@staff.newman.ac.uk
10/01/2020BA (Honours) Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS
September 2019 – 4 year term
Newman University
m.munday@staff.newman.ac.uk
07/01/2020Secondary PGCE Art and Design
To take office for the next academic year 2021. Contact Franz Hoeritzauer.
University of Ulster (Coleraine)
F.hoeritzauer@ulster.ac.uk
17/12/2019An external advisor for the Periodic Review of a PGDIP required.
Early January 2020 start. Working with trainees with visual impairment needs. This programme is aimed at professionals working mainly in teaching but also a range of educational contexts. If you are interested and have some SEN knowledge and experience, contact Clara Kassem.
Liverpool John Moores University
C.Kassem@ljmu.ac.uk