Job Details

Job Title

Head of Social Sciences Faculty – William Perkin CoE High School

Job reference

Date posted


Application closing date


Job type

Teaching roles

Contract type



Salary package

£32,157 (M1) - £50,935 (UPS3)

+ TLR 2c (£7,017pa).

Job description

Head of Social Sciences Faculty – to start September 2022

Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) plus TLR 2c (£7,017pa)


We are looking to appoint a committed professional with successful middle and senior leadership experience, to the role of Head of Social Sciences Faculty 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 Head of Social Sciences Faculty 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 Head of Social Sciences Faculty 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.  This position would be suited to a current teacher or subject leader of psychology ready for additional responsibility.

The new post-holder will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with an ability to lead training in teaching and learning. She/he will have experience of achieving outstanding student outcomes across a range of abilities and will be an excellent analyst of student performance data.  They 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
  • *Opportunity to gain experience within 4 different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration


About you

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


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 submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above.  They should emailed to

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.


Closing date

Applications to be submitted to the school by 09:00 on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Interview date:  Friday 20 May 2022.


William Perkin Church of England High School Greenford Middlesex UB6 8PR

Tel No : 02087520141

Email :