We are looking to appoint a committed professional with successful middle and senior leadership experience, to the role of deputy headteacher: head of curriculum, assessment & progression at William Perkin CE High School. William Perkin Church of England High School was opened in 2013 and is part of the Twyford Church of England Academies Trust. Its GCSE results in its first two years of exams placed it in the top 10 schools in the country in terms of progress and it has grown a large and flourishing sixth form. 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 successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who has already had proven success as a middle and senior leader with the drive to lead on curriculum and assessment issues. They will be committed to achieving outstanding results for all students irrespective of ability, and will be enthused by the prospect of maintaining a student learning culture which is engaging and aspirational. The deputy headteacher must offer outstanding leadership and management and have effective communication with students, parents, colleagues and outside agencies. S/he will set high standards for students in all aspects of school life, and support colleagues to maintain these. This role presents a unique professional development opportunity for a candidate who already has some experience in supporting pupil progress and progression - s/he will develop as a deputy headteacher within a visionary and enterprising context and have the potential to move on to headship with the direct support of an experienced executive team. Candidates with the most robust experience of senior leadership may also be considered for the additional responsibility of senior deputy within the team of deputy heads at William Perkin. This role will be remunerated at the top end of the scale indicated.
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.
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and QTS.
- Proven record of outstanding results.
- Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor.
- Five years’ experience in middle leadership or whole school leadership.
- An excellent record of developmental work in current role.
- Experience of managing or implementing pastoral systems and initiatives.
- Experience of managing others / managing change.
- Experience of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the age and ability range to progress as part of a while 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.
- Exceptional professional development and career progression.
- Positive working relationships at all levels.
- A supportive and lively leadership team.
The Twyford Trust
The Twyford 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 comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing.
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 and application form.
Applications must be emailed to HR at Twyford School by the closing date and time.
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19 January 2022.
Interview date: week commencing 24 January 2022.
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 the website.