Head of Physics (i/c of Engineering Scholars), Greenford

Closing date:

William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

Date posted:
Start date: 29th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2c (£6,515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As William Perkin CE High School enters an exciting time of growth, with our first sixth form intake starting in September 2018, we are seeking a Head of Physics (in charge of Engineering Scholars) to lead our KS5 development team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher to join our science and sixth form teams as we seek to create the leading STEM sixth form in Ealing. The post is ideal for someone with excellent planning skills looking to develop their leadership abilities, as the post-holder will be responsible for developing the A-Level curriculum and ensuring outstanding examination outcomes in the curriculum within the Physics department at KS4. 

The new post-holder will also work with our established and experienced science team to ensure that comprehensive wider learning offer is in place for Physics students. This includes the exciting new sixth form offer, the Engineering Scholar programme. The scholar programme has been designed to support our elite scientists in applications for Oxbridge. Whilst a speciality in Engineering is not required for the role, a desire to create an innovative wider learning programme would be conducive to a successful application. 

William Perkin, an Ofsted Outstanding school, prides itself on the development of new leaders. As a result, this is an ideal role for enthusiastic teachers looking for their first leadership role. As one of four schools in the growing Twyford Trust, the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of many exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of the Trust. 

William Perkin has an innovative curriculum model – core subjects including science are taught in the morning in 50-minute periods, and science is studied every day by every student. These lessons cover the academic core, and the style of learning is formally focussed on the acquisition of core content and academic disciplines. The Practical and Creative subject options, known as the Electives, take place in the afternoon. The elective subject areas are Art, Music, Sport, Creative Technologies and the Application of Science. Once a week students have a 100-minute Applied Science session in which they explore the subject in a real world context. The Applied Science electives have been designed to encourage students to understand the practical application of Science and to develop their ability to think both critically and creatively. The goal is for students to gain a genuine sense of the application of the science they study, as well as consolidate their learning in the core syllabus.

For more information about the school please see the William Perkin CE High School website. For more information about the role please see the Job Description, and the Vision for Science document, on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach Science to KS3 (minimum) and Physics to KS5
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • 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

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 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: 12 noon on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Interview date: Thursday 8 March 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

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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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