May 20, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
The role of Subject Lead Psychology is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is ready to take on departmental leadership.
Main professional grade plus TLR 2b (£4,790 pa)
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
May 24, 2022


To start September 2022

We are looking to appoint a committed professional with successful middle and senior leadership experience, to the role of Subject Lead Psychology 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 role of Subject Lead Psychology is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is ready to take on departmental leadership. You will have responsibility for managing the department in terms of quality assurance and progress monitoring within the framework of the existing Trust curriculum model. You will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high and will contribute to the development of a culture of sharing good practice.

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with an ability to lead training in teaching and learning. You will be an experienced curriculum and assessment planner, will have experience of achieving outstanding student outcomes across a range of abilities and will be an excellent analyst of student performance data. You will be enthused by the prospect of leading and managing others to achieve common goals.

We offer:

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive Leadership Team
  • A full-range of Trust services providing support and development
  • Opportunity to gain experience within four different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • 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.

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 Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time below. They can be emailed to

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 24th May 2022

Interview date: Tuesday 7th June 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 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.

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