Twyford C of E High School

Music Teacher, Acton

Location: Acton W3 9PP

Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS)

Working Pattern: Full time • Permanent • Required September 2020

Closing date: 26 February 2020


We are looking for a Music Teacher in a school which offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers. Twyford CE High School is part of a Trust which places a very strong emphasis on Music and has established routines for whole school singing and for ‘wider opportunities’-style instrumental teaching.

The school’s ethos statement encourages all students to recognise their gifts and use them in services of others; to be reflective in noticing areas of improvement and humble in accepting support; finally, to engage fully and stretch. Music is at the heart of this ethos because of the model it offers of individual gifts being developed and offered joyously – often in consort with others! We therefore encourage music as an integrated part of the life of our school communities. All students have singing lessons in years 7 and 8, and sing in assemblies together. This is maintained through termly communion services in the upper years. There are also less formal performance platforms ranging from Twyford’s Acoustic Café (bands and vocalists playing at lunchtime in the café) to more formal Popular and Classical Music Competitions and an exuberant House Music Competition. All students are also encouraged to take up a musical instrument and both schools have a team of peripatetic teachers to make this a possibility. At Twyford, music tuition is offered in a wide range of instruments in groups, pairs or individual lessons as part of the extra-curricular offer. Music is also used to encourage confidence and pride in performance – with students playing in all assemblies as well as in concerts and competitions. This has also helped the school build a culture of attentive and appreciative listening.

This role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants.

We offer:
• Exceptional professional development and career progression.
• Positive working relationships at all levels.
• A supportive Leadership Team.
• 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.
• Ability to teach Music to at least KS4.
• Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum.
• An understanding of recent curriculum/learning developments.
• 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.

For an informal discussion about the role, or to arrange a visit, please contact the HR/Recruitment team at

For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at:

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 HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time below. 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 Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Interview date: TBC – Thursday 5/Friday 6 March 2020 likely.

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.

Twyford C of E High School
Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP
Tel: 020 8752 0141
Headteacher: Dame Alice Hudson - Executive Head Teacher