Expiring in 2 days

Head of Pastoral Progress and Progression

William Perkin CofE High SchoolEaling

We are looking for a Head of Pastoral Progress and Progression in a school that offers excellent opportunities for professional development.  William Perkin Church of England High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’) is one of four Twyford Trust schools, a successful multi-academy Trust based in the Borough of Ealing.  We offer comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers.  

The main purpose of the post is to ensure students at William Perkin are supported by the pastoral programme, and pastoral teams, to make outstanding academic progress within the wider context of their full personal, social and spiritual progression.  The role has been established to ensure all students are on curriculum programmes that allow them to engage fully and stretch, that academic intervention programmes are effective and that success of students is consistently celebrated. The role will have a particular focus on students in years 9 and 10 and, in addition, on ensuring that key cohorts within those year groups achieve in line with their peers, namely boys and pupil premium students.  

The shortlisted candidates are likely to be highly successful subject leaders with experience in implementing and upholding strong pastoral strategies as the role combines leadership of effective curriculum & assessment with a very wide range of pupil support issues.  Pastoral and Wider Learning programmes directed by the Head of Progress and Progression must excite, stimulate and challenge all students.  The new post-holder will manage pastoral intervention programmes and work closely with the Deputy Headteacher to ensure safeguarding policies and processes are thorough and effective.  

The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the drive to lead a pastoral team committed to achieving outstanding results for all students irrespective of ability, and will be enthused by the prospect of maintaining a student learning culture which is engaging and aspirational.  The Head of Progress and Progression KS4 must offer outstanding leadership and management to the pastoral team and have effective communication with students, parents, colleagues and outside agencies. S/he will set high standards for students in all aspects of school life, and support colleagues to maintain these. This role presents a unique professional development opportunity for a candidate who already has some experience in supporting pupil progress and progression – s/he will be able to develop within a visionary and enterprising context, and with the support of an experienced Executive team. 

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

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and QTS
  • Proven record of outstanding results
  • Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher 
  • An excellent record of pastoral support as a Middle Leader (curriculum or pastoral)
  • An excellent record of developmental work in current role
  • Experience of curriculum and assessment (design and development)
  • Experience of managing or implementing pastoral systems and initiatives
  • Experience of managing others / managing change
  • 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 Leadership Team
  • Opportunity to gain experience within four different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration.


For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and William Perkin websites.  For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at:  http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

How to apply

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

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@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 3 March 2021 

Interview date: tbc – week beginning 8 March 2021

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.

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