Subject Leader of Business Studies, 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) plus TLR 2a (£2,667)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As William Perkin CofE High School enters an exciting time of growth, with our first sixth form intake starting in September 2018, we are seeking a Subject Leader of Business Studies to join our KS5 development team. William Perkin, a SIAMS and Ofsted Outstanding school, prides itself on staff professional development. As a result, this is an ideal role for an enthusiastic teacher looking to develop their leadership and curriculum planning skills as they create the new A Level schemes of work and make a significant contribution to our Sixth Form offer.  The new post-holder will also be able to teach Economics, with the potential for increased Economics teaching as the Sixth Form grows. 

An ability to teach another subject at KS3 is required for this post. 

The post-holder will be joining an innovative, ambitious and energetic staff team that seeks to deliver an outstanding, three-tiered curriculum to students of all National Curriculum levels. Students here are driven to succeed and behaviour is excellent. We work collaboratively to create a curriculum that inspires, challenges and nurtures students, using ambitious outcomes, which leads to thorough subject knowledge and sustained progress. We strongly believe that any teacher who visits this school and meets the student and staff will appreciate what an excellent school community we have developed. Therefore, if you would like to visit the school before applying, please contact the Head of Sixth Form (Mr Sam Barnsley) to arrange a visit:

As one of four schools in the growing Twyford Trust, the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of many exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of the Trust.  For more information about the school please see the William Perkin and Twyford Trust websites, and for more information about the role and how to apply please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach Business Studies and Economics to A Level
  • Ability to teach another subject at KS3
  • 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
  • Experience 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.

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. 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.

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: 12 noon, Tuesday 17 April 2018

Interview date: tbc (Monday 23 April 2018 likely)

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 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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