Head of Performing Arts, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Outwood Academy RiponRipon, North Yorkshire

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2.1 (£2,665)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of Performing Arts with a music specialism looking for promotion or a new challenge to really make a difference to young people’s lives?

Historic Ripon may be the third smallest city in Britain, but it is the home to one of the country’s high performing academies. Outwood Academy Ripon was graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in 2016 and it is in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

As the highest performing Multi Academy Trust in the North of England, Outwood Grange Academies Trust is transforming the futures of countless young people. Outwood Academies place students at the centre of everything they do. The focus is on creating a culture of success, with positive environments for learning to increase student attainment, achievement and social and emotional development. 

We are seeking applications for a Head of Performing Arts with the drive and vision, to deliver excellence in our Performing Arts department at a time of changes at GCSE. A candidate with a clear focus on outstanding outcomes for students, you will ensure effective teaching and learning is in place in Performing Arts to rapidly raise standards at GCSE.

Outwood Academy Ripon, achieved a progress score of 0.83; 75% of students passed with level 4-9 in English and Maths. 91.2% students passed with level 4-9 in Maths and 79% passed with level 4-9 in English. Being part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust means that all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, with scope to build a career across a range of schools. 

As part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, with scope to build a career across a range of schools. In Performing Arts there is a dedicated team of Directors who provide subject specific CPD and in school support to ensure that quality teaching and learning leads to outstanding outcomes for all students.

Outwood Academy Ripon benefits from experienced teachers who are willing to engage in change and develop their practice to enable students to achieve. We are looking for an inspiring head of department specialising in Music who has high aspirations for both staff and students, who is committed, and passionate about music and performing arts. Leadership experience is not essential, but applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills required to lead a department.

If you have any questions or require further details, we invite you to contact Mrs Kate Staniforth, Assistant Principal: k.staniforth@ripon.outwood.com 

A visit to the school is encouraged and can be arranged if required.

To apply, please visit: www.outwood.com > Vacancies. Alternatively, contact: Anna Arcidiacono by email: a.arcidiacono@ripon.outwood.com

Closing date: 23 February 2018.

Please note that there is currently a job evaluation exercise being undertaken across the Trust. The salary advertised for this post is therefore subject to job evaluation and may change.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1765 604564
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Chief Executive: Martyn Oliver
Regional Chief Executive North: Mr Robert Tarn
Associate Executive Principal: Mrs Lynn James
Principal: Mrs Gemma Trattles

Age: 11-18
Number on roll: 635

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