Head of History

Twyford Church of England High School, London


Job details

Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £30,480 to £41,843

Job summary

Twyford Church of England High School, Acton, London W3 9PP is seeking to appoint a

Head of History – to start September 2020
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) plus TLR 1a (£8,069pa)

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 30th January 2020
Interview date: Thursday 6th February 2020

We are looking for a Head of History in a school that offers excellent opportunities for professional development. Twyford Church of England High School, an Ofsted outstanding school with a thriving Sixth Form, is one of four Twyford Trust schools, that offers exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for talented and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools. The school offers comprehensive T&L and CPD opportunities for all teachers.

The History Department comprises 5 full-time and 2 part-time staff, including the Head of Department, and works closely with the Geography Department under the leadership of the SLT link for Humanities. The school offers a wide-ranging History curriculum – at GCSE students follow the AQA specification, studying World War II and The Holocaust, the Era of the Cold War, Health and the People, Russia 1914-39 and Life in Elizabethan England. The A level course follows the AQA specification and focuses on The Tudors 1485 – 1603 and Germany (Democracy and Nazism) 1918 – 1945. Schemes of work and related assessments are designed to ensure students are engaged and enthused to study History at A Level and beyond.

The new post-holder will be joining a small and successful team, with 61% of GCSE students achieving 9-7 and 95.5% achieving 9-5 (2019). At A Level in 2019 (with 46 entries) students achieved 41% A*-A, 70% A*-B and 100% A*-E. History is a popular choice at both GCSE and A Level. Average GCSE cohorts are between 80 and 100 students, and 40 – 50 at A Level.

For more information about the school, please visit the Twyford CE High School and Twyford Trust websites. For more information about the role and how to apply please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

Essential educational requirements

A good degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

• Proven record of outstanding results
• Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
• Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
• Knowledge of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
• An excellent record of developmental work in current role
• Some experience of managing or implementing curriculum systems and initiatives
• Some experience of managing others / managing change
• Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
• Energy and enthusiasm
• A commitment to the ethos of the school

Employee benefits

TLR 1a (£8,069pa)
Exceptional professional development and career progression
Positive working relationships at all levels
A supportive and lively Leadership Team

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 1499 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Twyford Church of England High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk

About Twyford Church of England High School

School location

Twyford Crescent, London, W3 9PP