Head of RE & SMSC

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School, Greenford


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £54,223 to £59,076

Job summary

Head of RE and SMSC (Wider SLT) – to start September 2020

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 30th January 2020
Interview date: Friday 7th February 2020

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School, one of four schools in the Twyford CE Academies Trust, is a new seven-form-entry local comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18 in Ealing, West London. As a new school within a highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust Ada Lovelace offers 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. This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic teacher as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2023).

The school, now in its second year, is currently co-located at William Perkin CE High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’), and moves to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020.

The role of Head of RE and SMSC is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is ready to take on departmental leadership. The successful candidate will have responsibility for building the department in terms of curriculum planning and progress monitoring within the framework of the existing Trust curriculum model. The WSLT Head of RE and SMSC 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. Additionally, s/he will be responsible for the delivery of the pastoral curriculum and orchestration of the wider SMSC offer, including the planning and delivery of whole school SMSC / Chaplaincy events, and training and support of SLT and Heads of Year in leading the pastoral curriculum. The new post-holder will also take the lead in the preparation for the SIAMS inspection.

Applications are welcomed from exceptional candidates with strong experience.

For applicants with experience over fewer key stages, aspects of the role and remuneration may be adjusted accordingly.

For an informal discussion about this position or to arrange a visit please contact the HR/Recruitment team at recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk

For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

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
An excellent record of developmental work in current role
Some experience of managing or implementing pastoral 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

We offer:
Exceptional professional development and career progression
Positive working relationships at all levels
A supportive and lively Leadership Team
Opportunity to gain experience within 4 different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration

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. 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 a Teaching School Alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.

Ada Lovelace CE High School
Ada Lovelace Church of England High School opened in September 2018 and has a smaller intake (125 students per year) for two years while co-located at William Perkin Church of England High School - an Ofsted Outstanding school - in Greenford. It now has two Year Groups with a total of 257 students. The school moves to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020, at which time student numbers increase to 196 per year group. The school will have 1,330 students when full. Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media. Ada Lovelace also benefits from specialist provisions and support from within the family of Trust schools.

How to apply
Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description and Application Form.

Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. 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.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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School overview

School type Free School, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 256 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Ada Lovelace Church of England High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk

About Ada Lovelace Church of England High School

School location

Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR