Head of Music, East Sussex

Closing date:

St Catherine's CollegeEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,371 - £40,489TMS / UPS + TLR 2b (£4,653)
Contract term: Permanent

We are St Catherine's College - preparing students to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers, locally, nationally and globally.

We are proud of our College, our talented and highly motivated staff and students.  Our staff team work tirelessly to ensure that teaching is the best it can be and everyone has a role to play in this.  We support each other and there is an open, friendly and collegiate atmosphere where new members of the team are welcomed and supported.

We seek an inspirational Head of Music with the ability to lead and develop excellent Music teaching at St Catherine's College.

This vacancy has arisen as our current Head of Music is relocating out of the county and will be leaving us at Easter.

You should have the ambition to create outstanding opportunities through Music and have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to lead projects through to completion.

The Music Department is a very successful department within the school.  Most pupils gain or exceed their target grade.

The Head of Department has a specialist classroom with additional practice rooms.  Music equipment includes sets of keyboards, a range of percussion instruments, iPads, a selection of guitars and ukuleles and a gamelan.

We have a school choir and a school band who perform at our Christmas carol concert and our summer performing arts concert.  The Music Department is also involved in a number of performances in the community.

We know it's a competitive market and are proud of what we can offer:

Excellent career development opportunities

A geographical location, being situated near Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne's award winning Marina.  It is part of several miles of beautiful coastline, including the South Downs National Park, the white cliffs of Beachy Head and 1066 country

A friendly, supportive and caring staff team

CPD, starts immediately upon employment

A fabulous staff room with complimentary tea and coffee

A cafe that serves at breakfast, break and lunch using freshly sourced ingredients

Teachers' Pension Scheme

Free Flu Vaccine

Banked cover system promoting work/life balance

Highly visible supportive senior leaders

Same day centralised detentions

Great Students - you can make a massive difference to them

Do you know that property prices in East Sussex are lower than in some other Counties of the country

We are an Investors in People Award School, which means that we invest heavily and value the development of all our staff

We are an inclusive Church of England School with the benefits of being part of the Diocese of Chichester Multi Academy Trust


Completed application forms and letters of application should be sent directly to the college and arrive by no later than noon on thursday 16 January 2020.  Please note that applications will be considered as they arrive, and the College reserves the right to make an appointment before the expiry of this advert.



More about St Catherine's College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7BL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1323 465400
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We are St Catherine's College. We are a Church of England Academy that has children at the heart of everything we do.

Our smart, well behaved pupils are happy and proud of their school. We are a high achieving school with children who are well prepare...