KS5 Science Coordinator, Greenford

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William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

Date posted:
Start date: 28th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2b (£4,537)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a KS5 Science Coordinator to join our outstanding school, which has a specialism in science, as we grow into our seventh year.  This role is perfect for an excellent teacher with at least two years’ experience of delivering successful results at A-level, wishing to further their career.  

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.   

Over the summer we received our first set of GCSE results which were outstanding both at a whole school and departmental level.  Progress indicators for the whole school place the school in the top 10 in the country.  At departmental level science students achieved over 1.5 grades higher than expected nationally.  Over half of our triple science students achieved a grade 8 or better.  

Our Sixth Form opened in September 2018 and by September 2019 we will have 300 students on roll.  The majority of our students study at least one STEM subject and we are one of the leading STEM providers in the borough. The department has created a dynamic and exciting KS5 curriculum, pushing students both academically and also in terms of wider learning.  We take great pride in the extracurricular offer for our sixth form students - all students take part in the school’s CASE (Creativity, Action, Service and Employability) programme which ensures pupils are able to further develop a love of the subject whilst also being given quality information and guidance.  Part of this role is to coordinate the Science offer within the CASE programme which includes organising the departmental lecture series. 

We firmly believe that any teacher who visits the school will see the passion for Science shared by both students and staff alike - to arrange a visit, please email the Head of Science, Tim Miall, at tmiall@williamperkin.org.uk 

The new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth and the organisation therefore offers good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools.  

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 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • A history of at least two years of successful KS5 results
  • Ability to teach Science to KS4 and at least one specialism to KS5.
  • 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 downloa d 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@twyford.ealing.sch.uk.   

Closing date: 12pm, Thursday 17January 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 23 January 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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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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