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MFL (Spanish) Teacher

William Perkin CofE High SchoolEaling

William Perkin Church of England High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8PR is seeking to appoint a

Spanish Teacher – to start September 2021

Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS)

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 19th April 2021

Interview date: w/c 19th April 2021

This role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants.  

We are looking for a Spanish Teacher in a school that offers excellent opportunities for professional development.  William Perkin Church of England High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’) is one of four Twyford Trust schools, a successful multi-academy Trust based in the Borough of Ealing.  We offer comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers.  

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.

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 elewis@williamperkin.org.uk

We offer: 

• Exceptional professional development and career progression

• Positive working relationships at all levels

• A supportive Leadership Team

• A full-range of Trust services providing support and development

The successful candidate will have:

• A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status

• Ability to teach Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish) 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

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

William Perkin CE High School 

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 seven year groups (7 - 13) totalling almost 1,400 students. 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.  

The Twyford Trust

The Twyford Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing.  The Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community.  The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well.  Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools.  The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the four schools. The Trust is also the hub of a Teaching School Alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website to download the job description and application form:  http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies 

Applications must be submitted to 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.

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.  

The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.

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