Language Teacher, Greenford

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William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

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Start date: September 2019
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 outstanding school as we grow into our sixth year. 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. We offer French, German, Spanish, and some Latin, and this role is most suited to applicants who can teach two languages to GCSE and at least one language to A Level. 

As language specialism schools, William Perkin and Ada Lovelace place languages as central to their curriculum. All students have languages every day and languages is compulsory at GCSE which means that the students make excellent progress.  Our results at GCSE this year were outstanding, the school as a whole came 8th in the country for Progress 8, and the language department was no exception, coming comfortably in the top 5% of similar schools nationally (Fisher Family Trust data). Out of 174 entries with a mixed ability cohort, 40% of our students achieved Grade 7 and above; 65% achieved grade 5 and above and 78% achieved grade 4 and above – well above national averages. The value placed on languages in the school is evident in our A Level numbers – our Sixth Form opened in September 2018 and we currently have 22 students studying languages at A level. All languages are offered at A Level. 

We additionally run extracurricular Language provision including offering wider languages (from Mandarin to Ancient Greek), national competitions such as the UK Linguistics Olympiad and Foreign Language Spelling Bee, TAFAL project, and clubs around History, Film, Literature and Drama. The Twyford Trust Languages Specialism provides a range of exciting and collaborative ventures, such as trips to target language countries to enable our students to experience and use their language learning in an authentic context. This year we are running trips to Normandy, Madrid, Berlin, Rouen and Mönchengladbach. 

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

This role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants. 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 schools please visit the Twyford Trust, William Perkin and Ada Lovelace 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
  • ability to teach Modern Foreign Languages 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.

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 Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Interview date: tbc – week beginning 26 November 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

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 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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