We are looking for a Subject Leader of Music in a new school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The new post-holder will be an enthusiastic Musician who is a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of musical engagement. The school is part of a Trust which places a very strong emphasis on Music and has established routines for whole school singing and for ‘wider opportunities’-style instrumental teaching (which currently forms the basis of the Music lessons in Years 7 & 8). The ideal candidate will be ambitious to develop music at the school and there will be opportunity for the management allowance to advance accordingly as the school and department grow.
Ealing Fields High School is the most recent member of the Twyford Trust family of schools. It was opened as a Free School in 2016 by a group of parents with a strong desire to provide an excellent new school for the South Ealing community, and became part of the Twyford CE Academies Trust on 1st September 2017. Ealing Fields has quickly assimilated the same systems and resources as the two existing Twyford Trust schools (William Perkin and Twyford CE High Schools, both of which are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’). Ealing Fields is also the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 120 in each year group and therefore has a very compact community identity.
This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic Music teacher who seeks to take his/her first steps towards leading their own department. Ealing Fields works collaboratively with both of the other schools within the Trust – in particularly with our sister school, Twyford CE High School, which has a very strong reputation for Music and serves as a hub for Music within the Trust. There will therefore be significant opportunities for joint working and the Subject Lead will be line managed directly by the Head of Music at Twyford – with access to the curriculum and resources already in place. At school level, the post-holder will be the school’s first Music Subject Lead which gives ample scope for creativity. From September 2019 the school will be admitting 10% of student based on musical aptitude and this will also help to boost the levels of performance and musical engagement.
For more information about school please see the Twyford Trust and Ealing Fields websites, and for more information about the role please see the Job Description, and the Ealing Fields 2018: information for candidates document, on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
- Ability to teach Music to GCSE
- Ability to lead & enthuse students in whole school singing
- Working knowledge of appropriate specialist ICT (e.g. Cubase /Sibelius)
- An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
- An infectious enthusiasm for music and skills in performance/leading ensembles
- An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
- Energy, creativity and commitment to extra-curricular activities and events
- A commitment to the ethos of the school.
The role is suitable for a strong and confident practitioner with 2+ years’ experience. In the first instance s/he will be expected to teach a second subject. The role is also suitable for a member of staff seeking part-time employment.
- Exceptional professional development and career progression
- Positive working relationships at all levels
- A supportive and lively Leadership Team
- A full-range of Trust services providing support and development.
How to apply
Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.
Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not submit applications by fax.
Closing date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Interview date: (tbc) Wednesday 25 April likely
The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check