Ada Lovelace CofE High School

Subject Leader of Music, Acton

Location: Acton W3 9PP

Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) plus TLR 2b (£4,662 per annum)

Working Pattern: Full time • Permanent • Required September 2020

Closing date: 26 February 2020


As a new school within a highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust, Ada Lovelace CE High School offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for its teachers. 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.

This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic Music Teacher seeking to take their first steps towards leading their own department. Ada Lovelace works collaboratively with other schools within the Trust – in particularly with our sister school, William Perkin CE High School, which has a very strong reputation for music. There will therefore be significant opportunities for joint working and the Subject Lead will have access to the curriculum and resources already in place. You will be joining a small but ambitious and energetic staff group that seeks to deliver an outstanding curriculum, and you will be well supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team.

The new post-holder will be an enthusiastic musician who is a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of musical engagement. The 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 (which currently forms the basis of the Music lessons in Years 7 & 8). As a member of a Church of England Trust, the school also sees music as providing an essential strand of SMSC and we have an in-house team of peripatetic staff supported by a Head of Music Specialism and music administration team who will support the Subject Lead with the wider learning offer. The ideal candidate will be ambitious to develop music at the school.

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 QTS.
•Proven record of outstanding results.
•Successful experience 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.

For an informal discussion about this 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 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 Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Interview date: Friday 6 March 2020.

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.

Ada Lovelace CofE High School
Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP
Tel: 020 8752 0141
Headteacher: Dame Alice Hudson