Language Teacher, Greenford

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William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for Language Teachers to join our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school as we grow into our sixth year. We offer French, German, Spanish, and some Latin, and these roles are most suited to applicants who are can teach at least one language to KS5 and ideally two languages to GCSE. 

William Perkin Church of England High School opened in September 2013 and our Sixth Form will open this September. The Twyford Trust’s fourth school – Ada Lovelace CE High School – is due to open in temporary accommodation (on the William Perkin site) in September 2018, and interested applicants are welcome to have their application put forward for Ada Lovelace school too. The new post-holders(s) will be joining us at a time of growth and the Trust therefore offers excellent promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools. The posts are well suited to both qualified teachers and those in their NQT year.

The Languages Department at William Perkin currently consists of eight teachers plus Head of Department. All Year 7 students learn French and most learn Latin; in Year 8 students learn French and Latin, with some also beginning German or Spanish as an additional language. GCSE study begins from Year 9 with French, German, Spanish and Latin available at GCSE level. We are offering all modern languages at A level and are committed to developing our KS5 offer as a languages specialism school.

The department prides itself on being innovative and ambitious, seeking to deliver an outstanding array of curricular and extracurricular opportunities in order to nurture excellent students with a love of learning about other languages and cultures.  

We firmly believe that any teacher who visits the school will see the passion for Languages shared by both students and staff alike - you are warmly invited to visit us and see for yourself what an outstanding school William Perkin is. To arrange a visit, please email the Head of Languages, Emily Lewis, at

The successful candidate will have:

  • a good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • ability to teach at least one language to KS5, and (ideally) two languages to KS4
  • 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.

This role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively Leadership Team.

William Perkin CE High School, Greenford

The school is founded on the successful systems and approaches of Twyford CE High School, with the principle difference that it is a distinctively Christian school with open admission criteria. The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. 

Ada Lovelace CE High School, Ealing

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is due to open in temporary accommodation – on the William Perkin site – in September 2018. The school will initially open with 125 places in Year 7, increasing to 196 places in each year group in 2020 when the school relocates to its permanent site in North Ealing. The school is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing, and will have a specialism in digital technologies.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website 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 Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 31 January 2018/Thursday 1 February 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

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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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