Head of PE, Ealing

Closing date:

Ada Lovelace Church of England High SchoolEaling

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2b (£4,662)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School currently based at William Perkin Church of England High School, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8PR is seeking to appoint a Head of PE. 

As a new school within a highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust, Ada Lovelace CE High School offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for its teachers. The school, now in its second year, is currently co-located at William Perkin CE High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’), and moves to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020.  

This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic teacher as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2023).  The opportunity to set up and establish the sporting offer in a new school is not one to be missed – they come along very rarely and as such the Governors will be seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with exceptional ability and skills.  

The Head of PE will work alongside the Headteacher to deliver our vision for sport drawing upon the experiences and best practice at William Perkin and the other Trust schools. The Head of PE will have a Head of Boys or Girls PE to work with in a team of two, developing the long term vision for sport at Ada Lovelace. All Year 7 – 11 students experience a ‘sport afternoon’ in which students have an extended 100-minute session in the range of sports on offer, with particular focus given to the showcase team sports of cricket, rugby, football and netball. After school there will be ‘Sport for All’ programmes, alongside school team coaching and the opportunity to join elite training programmes led by Trust individuals, or local coaches from linked sporting clubs with a very high level sporting or coaching background. The successful candidate will be resourceful with the ability to work with local partners to open up access to a range of sporting facilities and opportunities.


The successful candidate will support the sport offer at all four Twyford Trust schools through the sharing of best practice, the development of Twyford Trust elite coaching programmes, links with local clubs across West London and the development of an inter-school sport competition in the main team sports. S/he will benefit from the extensive links that have been made with regional and local sporting partners including MCCC, Brentford FC, QPR, Ealing, Harrow and Brentham CC, Hanwell Town, Middlesex RFU and Actonians.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive Leadership Team
  • Opportunity to gain experience within four different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration

For an informal discussion about this position or to arrange a visit please contact the HR/Recruitment team at recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk 

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website to download a job description and an application form: www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies 

Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School. 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@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 6 April 2020.

Interview date: TBC

In the current situation we are not able to hold in-school interviews. We continue to welcome applications to this role, and in the first instance will arrange a phone conversation and Skype interview. If you’re interested in the role please email your application form and covering letter, and we will be in touch - we look forward to hearing from you!

Ada Lovelace CE High School

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School opened in September 2018 and has a smaller intake (125 students per year) for two years while co-located at William Perkin Church of England High School - an Ofsted Outstanding school in Greenford. It now has two year groups with a total of 257 students. The school moves to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020, at which time student numbers increase to 196 per year group. The school will have 1,330 students when full. Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media. Ada Lovelace also benefits from specialist provisions and support from within the family of Trust schools. This includes a common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the four schools. The Trust is also the hub of a teaching school alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.

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 The post-holder will also be expected to read and  adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.



More about Ada Lovelace Church of England High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, London, UB6 8PR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 2088328950