Twyford CofE Academies Trust has been selected as the subject lead for English secondary curriculum for Oak National Academy to develop and produce high-quality resources for pupils in Years 7 – 11 for use nationally.
The highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust in Ealing is now looking to recruit a Deputy Head of the Online English Team (English Subject Reviewer) to join the Twyford CofE Academies Trust Online English Team, to develop the Trust’s outstanding English curriculum into online resources. The Online English Team will be fully remote, however there will be access to meeting spaces in one of the four Twyford CofE Academies Trust Schools and some coworking will be encouraged. This is a one year fixed-term contract and is open to those who have the right to live and work in the UK. Successful candidates can be based anywhere in the UK.
The main role of the Deputy Head of the Online English Team is to be the lead English Subject Reviewer. The Subject Review team will manage a small team of Lesson Content Creators, overseeing the review, edit and feedback cycle of lesson resource creation. At times, they may also need to design and create lesson resources which showcase best practice in subject and pedagogical expertise in English. Lesson resources include slide decks, worksheets, quizzes, associated lesson information and recorded video content. All resources must meet the quality guidance requirements of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust and Oak National Academy. The Deputy Head of the Online English Team will also deputise for the Head of the Online English Team as required. This will involve leading on communications with the CEO of the Twyford Trust, as well as the Subject Lead at Oak National Academy.
This is an exciting role for expert curriculum planners with leadership experience who are looking to work in an online, agile, fast paced environment. The post may also be suitable for teachers based in the West London area looking for a hybrid role: part-time teaching in one of the Trust schools and part time reviewing content. The post-holder will be joining an innovative new team that seeks to deliver an outstanding online curriculum, and will be well supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team.
- Exceptional professional development.
- Positive working relationships at all levels.
- A supportive Leadership Team.
- Remote working.
- Flexible working.
- 28 days annual leave.
- Office closure between Christmas and New Year.
- 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 English to GCSE, teaching either AQA or Edexcel.
- 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.
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement.
- Energy and enthusiasm.
- A commitment to the ethos of the Trust.
Twyford CE Academies 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 Teach West London and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.
Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy was set up in April 2020 as a rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak to provide accessible electronic lessons for all and has become the new national body supporting curriculum. The government is making a significant investment in Oak to create national resources from KS1 – 4 in every subject by the end of the next academic year.
Matt Hood, chief executive of Oak National Academy, said: “Oak’s new curriculum partners will draw from and share with the sector their deep expertise whilst developing high quality curriculum resources for tens of thousands of teachers into the future.”
How to apply
Visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website to download a Job Description, application form and equal opportunities form.
Please complete the Application for Online English Team form.
You will also need to submit the following via email.
- Twyford CofE Academies Trust application form - teaching post.
- Equal Opportunities form.
- A recorded video of yourself teaching any English topic (example content could include an explanation of how to use a colon, or describing the relationship between Macbeth and Banquo). The video must be no longer than 1 minute long. Videos should be filmed against a plain, light coloured background.
- A cover letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 (only for those applying for a hybrid teaching role).
Please make sure your full name is clearly included in the title of any files you are submitting.
Any questions regarding the application process can be sent to Recruitment at Twyford School.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 19 April 2023
Interview date: w/b Monday 24 April 2023
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. 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.