Head of Year 8, Ealing

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Ealing Fields High SchoolEaling

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) plus TLR 1a (£7,853 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a Head of Year 8 in a school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The new post-holder will be a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of the learning habits and personal dispositions of our students. 

Ealing Fields High School is a member of the Twyford Trust family of schools. Relations between staff and students are extremely positive and it is easy for every member of the school to be well known by all of the staff. Staff joining at this time are likely to have a highly motivated drive towards building an outstanding school community within an already highly successful Trust.

The Head of Year 8 will be fully committed to ensuring all students in the year group are supported by effective pastoral systems to enable them to develop robust learning disciplines and make outstanding academic progress within the wider context of their full personal, social and spiritual development. The post-holder will deliver outstanding leadership and management of the Year team, and ensure effective communication with parents and outside agencies. You will also ensure all new tutors are inducted into the school ethos and systems, and will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the drive to manage a team committed to achieving outstanding results for all students irrespective of ability. You will be enthused by the prospect of maintaining a student learning culture within the Year group which is both engaging and aspirational. 

This is an exciting role for enthusiastic teachers as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2021). Our oldest Year group started Year 9 in September 2018 so this post is ideally suited to a teacher who is passionate about curriculum design and development, especially at KS4. 

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the school and if you would like to arrange to do this please contact the Associate Headteacher Mark Bedford at MBEDFORD@ealingfields.org.uk or the Twyford Trust recruitment team at recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk

For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and Ealing Fields websites. For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website by clicking the apply button.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
  • some experience of managing or implementing pastoral systems and initiatives
  • 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
  • a full-range of Trust services providing support and development.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website by clicking 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 recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Interview date: tbc – Tuesday 27 November 2018 likely

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 Ealing Fields High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wyke Gardens, Hanwell, London, W7 2BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 711 0022
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