Science Teacher, Greenford

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William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

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Start date: 29th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for Science 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 five year groups (7 - 11) totalling almost 1,000 students. The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. 

The school offers exceptional opportunities for professional development and you will be joining an incredibly talented and supportive Science team. The Science department has an exemplary record of achieving outstanding outcomes through its enriching and exciting curriculum and robust assessment systems. Our Sixth Form opens in September 2018 and during this academic year the department will be collaborating on creating a dynamic and exciting KS5 curriculum; those with an interest in teaching A-level are encouraged to apply.

As an EBACC subject, all students in key stages 3 and 4 have a 50-minute Science lesson every day; these lessons cover the academic core, and the style of learning is formally focussed on the acquisition of core content and academic disciplines. The Practical and Creative subject options, known as the Electives, take place in the afternoon. The elective subject areas are Art, Music, Sport, Creative Technologies and the Application of Science. Once a week students have a 100-minute Applied Science session in which they explore the subject in a real world context. The Applied Science electives have been designed to encourage students to understand the practical application of Science and to develop their ability to think both critically and creatively. 

The new post-holder(s) 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. 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. 

For more information about the school 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 at:  http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach all Science disciplines 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

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 five year groups (7 - 11) totalling almost 1,000 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. 

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 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 recruitment@twyford.ealing.sch.uk. Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Interview date: Thursday 8 March 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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check



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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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