Director of Sport William Perkin Church of England High School, Greenford, Middlesex

Job description

William Perkin CE High School is one of four Twyford Trust schools, and the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of exciting growth and development. The role offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and energetic leader to develop an innovative sport curriculum and extended offer for the four Twyford Trust schools using the Sport and Science specialism at William Perkin as the driving force. William Perkin School has excellent sports facilities, a tremendous range of contacts with professional cricket, rugby and football clubs and has a commitment to community engagement in sport.

The Director of Sport will work alongside the Headteacher and the community sports team to deliver our vision for sport, with the proud aim of creating a ‘Youth Sports Development Hub’ for West London. William Perkin has a well-developed 14-19 academic curriculum offer including GCSE, A level and BTEC qualifications, and our outstanding sport facilities enable all Year 7 - 11 students to experience a ‘sport afternoon’ in which students have an extended 100-minute session in the range of sports on offer. Particular focus is given to the showcase team sports of cricket, rugby, football and netball. The successful candidate will support the sport offer at all four Twyford Trust schools through the sharing of best practice, the development of Twyford Trust elite coaching programmes, links with local clubs across West London and the development of an inter-school sport competition in the main team sports.

After school in the ‘Extended Elective’ period from 4-5.30pm there will be ‘Sport for All’ programmes, alongside school team coaching and the opportunity to join elite training programmes led by individuals with a very high level sporting or coaching background. We serve our community by offering coaching and facilities to primary school children and delivering a full community-letting programme to selected anchor tenants.

We firmly believe that anyone who sees the school will be impressed by the strong community sense of purpose and desire to achieve. To arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher, Keir Smith at or the Twyford Trust Recruitment team at

For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and William Perkin websites. For more information about the role please see the Job Description, and details about how to apply, on the Twyford Trust website at:

Essential educational requirements

A good degree in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

• At least three years teaching experience and an ability to coach selected sport/s to a high standard
• The ability to communicate and build partnerships with professional sports clubs and national governing bodies
• Experience in managing teams, recruiting teachers and sports coaches to deliver outstanding provision
• Ability to lead and teach academic KS4 and KS5 PE
• Ability to train recently qualified teachers and sports coaches to deliver excellent sport lessons
• The ability and commitment to deliver outstanding provision in cricket and selected other ‘showcase’ sports that are delivered through the curriculum and the extended sport offer
• A commitment to engagement with local strategic partner clubs to offer a range of sport pathways
• The ability to run a range of school teams, with at least one sport to achieve recognition at Borough level within 3 years
• A commitment to provide coaching support for our primary feeder schools in selected sports

Employee benefits

Exceptional professional development and a commitment to sport
• Positive working relationships at all levels
• Future development opportunities
• Commitment to positive links with the local sporting community
• A supportive and lively Leadership Team
• The opportunity to develop a sports programme that could be used as an example to improve state school sport across the country

About William Perkin Church of England High School

Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8PR
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