Language Teacher, Greenford, Middlesex

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Twyford Church of England High SchoolGreenford, Middlesex

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Start date: Required for 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 in a school which offers outstanding opportunities for professional development. 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. 

Twyford Church of England High School, an Ofsted outstanding school with a thriving Sixth Form, is one of four Twyford Trust schools. The Trust’s third school – Ealing Fields High School (which opened in 2016 and joined the Trust on 1st September 2017) works closely with Twyford School (and is located nearby) – interested applicants are welcome to have their application put forward for Ealing Fields 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 post is well suited to both qualified teachers and those in their NQT year.

The MFL Department at Twyford is a team of 11 well-qualified linguists, the majority of whom offer two or more languages.

In Year 7 students study either French or Spanish with able linguists (half of the year group) also studying Latin. In Year 8 more able linguists are offered German as a second modern foreign language. In Year 9 all students begin their GCSE, having chosen from French, German or Spanish with some students choosing a second modern foreign language or Latin at this stage. Approximately 80% of students study languages in Year 9, and the majority continue through to GCSE. Student numbers are also very strong at A Level in French and Spanish.

At GCSE in 2017 we achieved 95% A*-C in Spanish, 95% A*-C in German, and 67% A*-C in French.  At A Level 100% of students achieved A*-C in German, 75% in Spanish and 90% in French.

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.

These roles are suitable for NQT or RQT applicants.

We offer:

  • exceptional professional development and career progression
  • positive working relationships at all levels
  • a supportive and lively Leadership Team

Twyford CE High School, Acton

Twyford CE High School was set up by the LDBS in 1981. The school has an excellent reputation and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (May 2012) and SIAMS (April 2017). It has developed specialisms in Music and Modern Foreign Languages, as well as a large and highly successful Sixth Form in which Maths, Maths and Computing are the largest areas. Since its inception the school has grown considerably and now admits around 975 students aged 11 to 16, and an additional 500 students to the Sixth Form.

Ealing Fields High School, Ealing

Ealing Fields High School opened in September 2016 and joined the Twyford Trust on 1st September 2017. The school has two year groups (7 and 8), totalling 240 students. The staff community, though still small, is very positive and highly motivated. The school will move into its new building during 2019-20 but until then will remain situated in temporary accommodation in Wyke Gardens.

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: 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 Twyford Church of England High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: (Twyford Church of England Academies Trust), Twyford Crescent, Acton, London, W3 9PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87520141
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