Leader of Creative Arts Faculty (Music Specialism) - 0.8, Wolsingham, County Durham

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Wolsingham SchoolWolsingham, County Durham

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Start date: 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS - UPR plus TLR 2c - £22,917 - £38,633 plus TLR 2c £6,515
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Grammar School Building, West End, Wolsingham, 

Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 3DJ

Telephone 01388 527302

11-19 Mixed Comprehensive

568 on roll (Sixth Form 63)

Acting Headteacher: Miss Kate Morris

Leader of Creative Arts Faculty (Music specialism) - MPS - UPR

Required from: 1st September 2018 (2 year fixed term)

0.8 post – TLR 2c

Located at the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wolsingham School is approximately 15 minutes drive west of Durham. The school is set in extensive grounds having benefited from a new building in April 2016. The Creative Arts Faculty (comprising of Music and Art) is situated in our newest part of the school with purpose-built classrooms as well as three peripatetic practice rooms. 

We are seeking to appoint a Faculty Leader for Creative Arts with a specialism in Music who is passionate about Teaching and Learning and is committed to ensuring the progress of all students. Whether you are an outstanding classroom practitioner with aspirations to be a mid-leader, currently a Second in Department looking to expand your leadership experience of if you are simply ready for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. 

The school itself was founded in 1614 and for over 400 years students at Wolsingham have benefitted from our innovative approach to education. Our “Ready” curriculum, army and police cadets, House system, vertical tutor groups as well as awe and wonder extra-curricular visits mean that when our young people leave Wolsingham School they are fully prepared for life. 

Wolsingham School provides an extremely supportive induction programme for new staff and excellent professional development opportunities.

We welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or religion. Our school is also committed to the protection and safety of its students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. 

To request an application pack, arrange a visit or discuss the post please contact Mrs Gillian Norbury, PA to Headteacher on 01388 527302 / email g.norbury100@wolsinghamschool.net

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 18th May 2018

Shortlist:  Friday 18th May 2018

Interview – Thursday 24th May 2018

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More about Wolsingham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: The Grammar School Building, West End, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1388 527302
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The former Grammar School was first opened in 1614 and has seen numerous changes since then. In April 2016 we moved into brand new and remodelled buildings as a result of over £6 million investment from Durham County Council. Miss Morris, Acting Head...