Science Teacher, Greenford, Middlesex

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William Perkin CofE 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 Science Teachers to join our outstanding school as we grow into our sixth year. William Perkin, an Ofsted Outstanding school, is one of four Twyford Trust schools, and the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth; the organisation therefore offers exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of the Trust. 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.  

The science department, comprising 15 teaching staff and 2 technicians, is led by the Head of Science and includes a Deputy Head and Subject Leaders for Physics and Chemistry. As the school reaches full capacity it is likely that the department will also have heads of the three science specialisms. 

William Perkin has an innovative curriculum model – core subjects including science are taught in the morning in 50-minute periods, and science is studied every day by every student. 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. Each unit is constructed around a specific context, problem or creative challenge, and the content is designed to reinforce and extend classroom learning. The style of the elective programme is to encourage experimentation, exploration and research, and students use their individual initiative as well working effectively as part of a team to formulate accurate, measurable responses and solutions to the problems they encounter. 

For more information about the school please see the William Perkin CE High School website. For more information about the role please visit:

You are warmly invited to visit us. To arrange a visit, please email the Head of Science, Tim Miall at

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status (by September 2017)
  • Ability to teach Science 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
  • 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

William Perkin CE High School, Greenford

The 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. 

Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 29th November 2017

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please visit 

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date. 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.

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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