Subject Leader of Spanish, Acton

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Twyford Church of England High SchoolActon

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Start date: To start 28th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2a (£2,721pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a Subject Leader of Spanish in a school which offers outstanding opportunities for professional development. Twyford Church of England High School, an Ofsted outstanding school with a thriving Sixth Form, is one of four Twyford Trust schools, and the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth – the Trust therefore offers excellent promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools. The new post-holder will be an enthusiastic linguist who is a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of engagement with Spanish.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure outstanding outcomes in the curriculum and the wider curricular offer within Spanish, and the new post-holder will be joining a team of eleven teachers.  

Students follow the AQA syllabus at GCSE and A level, enabling them to fully develop their listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and grammar skills. In Year 7 students study either French or Spanish with able linguists (half of the year group) also studying Latin. In Year 8 more able linguists are offered German as a second modern foreign language.  In Year 9 all students begin their GCSE, having chosen from French, German or Spanish with some students choosing a second modern foreign language or Latin at this stage. Approximately 80% of students study languages in Year 9, and the majority continue through to GCSE.  Student numbers are also very strong at A Level in Spanish and French.  In 2018/19 we have 63 students studying French, Spanish and German at KS5, and we consistently have Sixth Form students who continue to study languages at Oxbridge and the Russell group of Universities.

2018 Spanish results:

GCSE: 36 students took GCSE Spanish with 58.3% achieving 9-7, 94.4% achieving 9-5 and 100% achieving 9-4.

A Level: 17 students took A Level Spanish with 53% achieving A*-A, 88% A*-B, 94% A*-C and 100% A*-C.

You are warmly invited to visit us and see for yourself what an outstanding school Twyford is. To arrange a visit please email Kate O’Brien, Head of Languages, at 

For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and Twyford school websites. For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at: 

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website by clicking on 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 Please do not submit application s by fax.

Closing date: Noon, Thursday 21st March 2019

Interview date: Thursday 28th March 2019

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 

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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More about Twyford Church of England High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: (Twyford Church of England Academies Trust), Twyford Crescent, Acton, London, W3 9PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87520141
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