Head of Expressive Arts (with Music Specialism), Carlisle

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Richard Rose Morton AcademyCarlisle

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR (equivalent)
Contract term: Permanent

Located a short drive from Carlisle city centre, Richard Rose Morton is a rapidly growing 11-16 school, with a shared sixth form located at the site of its sister academy, Richard Rose Central, with whom it works very closely. The state-of-the-art school sits at the heart of its community and has the potential to grow into a truly exceptional school.

From being in special measures in 2013, Richard Rose Morton Academy has improved year on year since joining United Learning in 2014: the number of students achieving five good GCSEs including English and maths has increased by 28%, and it is now an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school. The school is dedicated to ensuring each student gains the knowledge, confidence and skills to make a success of their future lives, supported by a state-of-the-art building and a dynamic and exciting learning environment. It is a happy, hardworking and harmonious place. The staff share a dedication and commitment to motivate and inspire students to achieve beyond their expectations. Together they aim to ensure that students receive an excellent experience, every lesson, every day.

The Academy is seeking to appoint an inspirational and talented Music specialist to lead our newly formed Expressive Arts department comprising of Art and Design, Performing Arts and Music.
The Academy has a thriving Art department with consistently outstanding results and is a key feature of our improving school. Performing Arts has been re-introduced to the curriculum and the Academy is looking to introduce music back to the timetable for students and as such require an enthusiastic professional who can help grow this important subject.

United Learning

Richard Rose Morton Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:
Karen Reay, PA to the Principal / Clerk to Governors Karen.Reay@rrma.org.uk 01228 822633
Address: Richard Rose Morton Academy, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6LB
Telephone: 01228 822 633



Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Interviews: TBC

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More about Richard Rose Morton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1228 607545
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