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 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. New post-holders may also have the opportunity to teach students of Ada Lovelace High School - the Trust’s fourth school which opened in September 2018 with 125 students.
Over the summer we received our first set of GCSE results which were outstanding both at a whole school and departmental level. The science department is very successful with science students at GCSE achieving over 1.5 grades higher than expected nationally. The number of students achieving a grade 5 or above put the science department in the top few percent of schools nationally. Over half of our triple science students achieved a grade 8 or better.
William Perkin School is a science college meaning that science is at the heart of school. There is a strong programme of wider learning including applied science lessons for all, and extensive stretch and challenge opportunities at all key stages. Each year students celebrate ‘Founders’ Day’, a STEM enrichment day for all. As an EBACC subject, all students in key stages 3 and 4 have a 50-minute Science lesson every day. Once a week students also have a 100-minute Applied Science session in which they explore the subject in a real world context. Our Sixth Form opened 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.
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 Science, Tim Miall, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Science to KS4 and at least one specialism 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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
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.