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Head of Music

Barking Abbey SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Can you create a world class music department?

Are you prepared to work hard with exceptional young people and staff committed to going the extra mile?

Commencing: September 2021

Salary Scale: MPS/UPS + TLR2a currently £2873

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to start from scratch and create an amazing music department. We have excellent facilities, talented pupils and a supportive leadership team. What we need is someone with the vision and drive to implement a creative music programme from year 7 to 13 that recognises our pupil’s talents and backgrounds and at the same time develops their skills and knowledge.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of strong results at GCSE, experience of school productions, recitals and concerts and knowledge of how to run a successful peripatetic offer.

The hours will be long but the reward will be the chance to work with and help shape our amazing students. They are overwhelmingly polite, respectful, considerate and have a fantastic thirst for learning. They uphold our school motto each and every day and they in return need the very best.

In return we can offer:

• A student-centered, progress focused student ethos

• A welcoming and supportive community

• The opportunity to work with a passionate, hardworking and supportive staff

• A commitment to develop your skills through continued professional development

• A supportive and committed Leadership Team and Governing Body

• A cohort of students with high aspirations and a willingness to learn

Full details are set out in the Application pack including a job description and person spec. If you would like to visit the school, please contact Mrs Wright, Headteacher’s PA to book a place for one of the sessions.

Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal

Opportunities Employer. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a

comprehensive screening process, including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.

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