Director of Music and Performing Arts, Peterborough

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Nene Park AcademyPeterborough
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L5-10
Contract term: Permanent

A unique opportunity has arisen to join Nene Park Academy as our first Director of Music and Performing Arts. This newly created post reflects the growing numbers within the Academy, and our commitment to the development of the performing arts across the curriculum and beyond. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher who will replace our existing Head of Music in a burgeoning and aspirational music department, which is continually developing its already prominent role in school life. The role will demand exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to maintain and develop our high standards of performance and attainment.

The role will continue to develop Music both in the curriculum, and as an integral part of our extra-curricular provision. In addition, this role will lead the development of Drama and Dance within the school. The successful applicant will be a creative and inspiring teacher who can demonstrate a passion and skill for teaching exciting, engaging and musical lessons. They will also regularly utilise their own skills as a musician to inspire students towards ever-increasing levels of quality in their musical progression. As well as ensuring that students achieve academic success within the subject, the successful candidate will lead and inspire students to participate in regular performances, including working alongside the Head of Drama to stage our school productions.

In addition the role provides an opportunity to be an integral part of a pastoral team, within our vertical tutoring structure.

Nene Park Academy has excellent facilities as part of our new building, including a music technology suite, recording studio, Yamaha grand piano, practise rooms and recital hall with tiered seating. The physical space for both music and drama has been expanded as part of new building work, and additional curriculum time has also been given to the Arts from September 2018. Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school, or to contact us to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Nene Park Academy is proud to be part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust along with North Cambridge Academy, Swavesey Village College, Stamford Welland Academy, West Town Primary School, Ely College and Sawtry Village Academy. This is an exciting time for the partnership. Having already made significant impact on progress and achievement, this oversubscribed academy is the school of first choice and a source of pride for its local community.

A full job description and person specification is available to download. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Kevin Hartley (Assistant Principal) for further details.

If you would like to be considered for this role then please complete the application form outlining your suitability for the position, how you can contribute to an inclusive approach to education, and any relevant experience you may be able to bring to the role. Please submit application via Nene Park Academy Website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th March
Interviews will be held during the w/c 26th March 2018

Nene Park Academy is a good school (Ofsted 2018). Achievement is good and rising rapidly (Ofsted 2013)  

Nene Park Academy
Oundle Road Orton Longueville Peterborough
Cambs PE2 7EA

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Address: Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733 368300