Head of Year 8, Greenford, Middlesex

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Ada Lovelace Church of England High schoolGreenford, Middlesex

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

To start 28th August 2019

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is a new 6FE local comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18. It is the fourth school to be developed by the Twyford Trust which has a very strong reputation locally for exceptional standards and creative curriculum development. The school is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies, and will provide curriculum pathways from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as creative applications of digital media.    

Ada Lovelace opened in September 2018 and for its first two years is co-located at William Perkin CE High School in Greenford. The current PAN (125 students) increases to 196 students per year group when the school moves to its permanent site on Parkview Road, Ealing in a brand-new building, and the school will have 1,330 students when full. The first year of the school has been very successful and the students have benefitted from the outstanding standards at William Perkin, which was ranked 8th in the country on its first GCSE results in the summer of 2018. Ada Lovelace students are currently fully integrated into William Perkin teaching groups, however in 2019-20 will have a separate teaching block which will start the process of separation, ahead of the move to the new site from September 2020. It is an exceptionally exciting time to be joining the school and this role offers exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of the 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 make outstanding academic progress within the wider context of their full personal, social and spiritual development. The post-holder must ensure all students make an effective transition from year 7 to 8 and are on curriculum programmes which allow them to engage fully and stretch.

The post-holder will deliver outstanding leadership and management of the Year team, and effective communication with parents and outside agencies. S/he will also ensure all new tutors are inducted into the school ethos and systems, and will lead in the delivery of the existing tutor time programme which covers PSHE and Citizenship. S/he will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the drive to manage a team committed to achieving outstanding results for all students irrespective of ability. S/he will be enthused by the prospect of maintaining a student learning culture within the year team which is both engaging and aspirational.  

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the school in advance of application. Please contact Amy Newman, Deputy Headteacher, at anewman@williamperkin.org.uk  if you would like to arrange this.

For more information about the schools please visit the Twyford Trust, Ada Lovelace 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 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: 12pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019.
Interview date: Friday 26 April 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 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.

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More about Ada Lovelace Church of England High school
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, London, UB6 8PR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 2088328950