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2 i/c Science Department

2 i/c Science Department

Ealing Fields High School

Wyke Gardens, Ealing

  • Expired
Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2b (£4,444)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
10 January 2018

Job overview

We are looking for a Second-in-charge of the Science Department (with responsibility for KS3) in a school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The new postholder will be a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of the learning habits and personal dispositions of our students. 

Ealing Fields High School is the most recent member of the Twyford Trust family of schools. It was opened as a Free School in 2016 by a group of parents with a strong desire to provide an excellent new school for the South Ealing community, and became part of the Twyford CE Academies Trust on 1st September 2017. Ealing Fields has quickly assimilated the same systems and resources as the two existing Twyford Trust schools (William Perkin and Twyford CE High Schools, both of which are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’). Ealing Fields is also the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 120 in each year group and therefore has a very compact community identity. Staff joining at this time are likely to have a highly motivated drive towards building an outstanding school community within an already highly successful Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for innovative teachers and curriculum planners who are looking to take on a role within departmental leadership. The successful candidate will have responsibility for KS3 Science - leading the department in planning and delivering the KS3 curriculum, and working alongside the Head of Science to monitor the progress of students in Key Stage 3.  As part of the Science leadership team the new postholder will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high, and will support the development of a culture of sharing good practice.  S/He will also support the HOD in the programme of lesson observations. Additionally, they will be responsible for the delivery of a rich wider learning offer at Key Stage 3. 

The post-holder will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with an ability to lead training in teaching and learning, and will be enthused by the prospect of leading and managing others to achieve common goals.

For more information about the role please see the Job Description, and the Ealing Fields 2018: information for candidates document, on the Twyford Trust website at:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
  • A committed drive towards outstanding standards
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum and GCSE/A-level syllabuses
  • An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
  • An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement
  • An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
  • Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A commitment to the ethos of the school.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively Leadership Team
  • A full-range of Trust services providing support and development.

Ealing Fields High School, Ealing

The school has two year groups (7 and 8), totalling 240 students. The staff community, though still small, is very positive and highly motivated. The school will move into its new building during 2019-20 but until then will remain situated in temporary accommodation in Wyke Gardens.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 10 January 2018

Interview date: Monday 15 January 2018

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see

About Ealing Fields High School

Ealing Fields High School was opened as a Free School in 2016, and became part of the Twyford CE Academies Trust on 1stSeptember 2017. Ealing Fields is the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 150 in each Year Group and therefore has a very compact community identity. The staff community is very positive, highly motivated and fully engaged in professional development. The school moved to its brand-new permanent sitein Northfields in September 2020 and achieved a Progress 8 score of +1.34 with its first set of public examinations in 2022 which reflects our relentless commitment to providing the best possible education for all students.

The Twyford Church of England Academies Trust (TCEAT) is a compact CoE MAT which comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing. The Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community. Over a 10 year period it launched three new schools Ealing Fields, William Perkin and Ada Lovelace all of which have achieved progress outcomes ranking them in the top 1% of schools nationally, making TCEAT the highest attaining Trust in the UK. TCEAT aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well. Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the TCEAT operates on collaborative principles with some central services to achieve consistency of provision. The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum from Yr 7 –Yr 13 which has been devised by staff within the four schools and we have a thriving 6th form co-ordinated across 3 of the school sites. The Trust is also the hub of Teach West London and prides itself on high quality, peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.

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