English Teacher, Greenford

Closing date:

William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 (an earlier start date may be available)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade, either main or upper pay scale depending on experience: Main Pay Scale M1 – M6 (£29,664 – £40,372 pa)/Upper Pay Scale UPS1 – UPS3 (£44,489 – £48,244 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for English Teachers to join our outstanding school as we grow into our sixth year. William Perkin Church of England High School opened as a Free School in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students, and now has six year groups (7 - 12) totalling almost 1,160 students. The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. 

The English Department is a thriving team with GCSE results that rank us in the country’s top 5% in terms of progress. In Literature, 48% of students achieved a grade 7-9, with 28 individual students earning the top grade. 

As an EBACC subject, all students in key stages 3 and 4 have a 50-minute English lesson every morning. We additionally offer core elective literacy classes in the afternoons to help our students who need extra support in English, and a variety of extended electives including the Perkin Post (student newspaper), Beanbag Bloggers (reading club) and a variety of theatre trips. Our Sixth Form opened in September 2018 and during this academic year the department will be collaborating on creating a dynamic and exciting KS5 curriculum.

If you would like to visit the school please email the Head of English, Harriet Wood, at hawood@williamperkin.org.uk

This role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants. The new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth and the organisation therefore offers good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools. 

For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status or overseas equivalent
  • Ability to teach English to KS5
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the National Curriculum to Key Stage 5
  • An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
  • An understanding and experience 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
  • Experience of the use of student results analysis to inform practice and target improvement
  • Experience of teaching the National Curriculum in your subject in at least two key stages
  • Experience of leading a tutor group
  • Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
  • Energy and enthusiasm.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively Leadership Team.

William Perkin Church of England High School opened as a Free School in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students, and now has six year groups (7 – 12) totalling almost 1,000 students in Year 7 – 11 and around 160 students in Year 12. The school is founded on the successful systems and approaches of Twyford CE High School, with the principle difference that it is a distinctively Christian school with open admission criteria. The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. 

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website by clicking the apply button 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 recruitment@twyford.ealing.sch.uk. Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 7 December 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 12 December 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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8PR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 832 8950
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