Head of Maths, Greenford

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

Date posted:
Start date: To start 28th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a Head of Maths to join our outstanding school as we grow into our seventh 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 new Head of Maths will be responsible for ensuring that achievement in Maths is outstanding at all key stages, with robust curriculum and assessment frameworks, and a variety of extracurricular opportunities, to support this. The new post-holder will also be responsible for one area of whole school leadership and management at a senior level (area to be discussed at interview).

Over the summer we received our first set of GCSE results which were outstanding both at a whole school and departmental level. The Mathematics Department is incredibly proud of our impressive Maths results with over 30% of students securing Grades 9-7, 79% of students securing Grades 9-5 and 85% of students securing Grades 9-4. We also offered a GCSE in Additional Maths, with all students sitting this examination securing a Distinction. 

Our Sixth Form opened in September 2018 and Mathematics is an extremely popular A-Level subject with four Maths classes and one Further Maths class. As an EBACC subject, all students in key stages 3 and 4 have a 50-minute Maths lesson every day. We additionally offer core elective numeracy classes in the afternoons to help our students who need extra support in Maths, and a variety of extended electives including Chess Club and UKMT training. Some students in Year 10 and 11 are studying for a FSMQ in Additional Maths in order to prepare themselves for A Level mathematics. This is a popular course that runs after school, and students have made tremendous progress so far. 

You are warmly invited to visit us and see for yourself what an outstanding school William Perkin is. To arrange a visit, please email the current Head of Maths, Kate Brewer at kbrewer@williamperkin.org.uk 

For more information about the schools please visit the Twyford Trust, William Perkin and Ada Lovelace websites. For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website by clicking on Apply.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach Maths to A Level
  • 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.

The Twyford Trust

The Twyford 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. The Twyford Trust 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 Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools - the Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing.

William Perkin CE High School and Ada Lovelace CE High School

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 rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. The Twyford Trust’s fourth school – Ada Lovelace CE High School – opened in September 2018 and is temporarily based in additional accommodation at the William Perkin site until its own new building opens in September 2020. Ada Lovelace currently has 125 students in Year 7.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies 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 below. 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 application s by fax.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 26th April 2019

Interview date: Tbc 

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.

Job location

More about William Perkin CofE High School
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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