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Subject Leader for Music

Tes Schools RecruitmentRedbridge

Subject Leader for Music.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary academy, based in Redbridge. The school is looking to add a Subject Leader for Music to their progressive and supportive Music Department ideally starting in September 2021.

The role will include managing the delivery of Music at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Head of Department you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

“We are excited to offer the new post of Music Lead.  We are looking for an experienced and inspirational teacher of music to work alongside the Director of Music & Big Band to lead and develop one of the most successful music departments in the country.  

Our Key Stage 3 students receive two hours of music teaching per week, one hour of core music and one hour of group instrumental tuition. 

Music is exceptionally well resourced: We have two Mac Suites, a large set of practice rooms, a recording studio, three full-sized classrooms and a large department of seven teachers.

During KS3 core music lessons we workshop a variety of styles of music from all over the world.  We perform and compose as a whole class through singing, drumming and using a range of other instruments as authentically as possible. At KS3, classes become a beat-boxing troop, a choir, music technicians, African drummers, dhol groups, film composers, protest song-writers, Romantic Orchestras, band members and much more.  This curriculum is also geared towards developing students’ musical identity in one or more areas along well-planned and well-trodden roots of progression from absolute beginner to expert A level proficiency without the requirement for additional peripatetic support.

Our GCSE uptake and results place us in the top 5 comprehensive schools in the country.  This year we have over 100 GCSE music students, an incredible number for a school with a cohort like ours, and we are always aiming to attract more.  We have a large A-level class this year in which all students relying on instrumental skills developed free-of-charge within classroom music lessons."

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Music Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering Music up to A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and departmental management

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1426579 in the email subject line.

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