Curriculum Leader for Music, London Borough of Newham

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Bonaventure's RC SchoolLondon Borough of Newham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Payscale + TLR 2c (£6,515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint a highly qualified, driven and successful leader with a proven track record for the post of Curriculum Leader of Music. We have an experienced music technician who will be there to support you in your role. We envisage further growing the department in the future and how this is shaped will be very much down to your leadership.

Teaching GCSE and KS3 Music this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher to lead our ‘outstanding’ department. You will have a passion for inspiring students, teaching creatively and a love for the subject. Evidence of excellent classroom practice and high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour is essential.  We also want a candidate who can lead music and choir across the school.

Music is a popular subject at St Bons as is the participation in the musical life of the school. Teaching takes place in fully equipped classrooms and provides students with access to a wide range of musical instruments, musical production facilities, rehearsal rooms and a large suite of Apple Mac computers. 

There is a real passion for music amongst our students and the music facilities are extensively used at lunch times. There is therefore a fantastic opportunity to harness this enthusiasm and talent into something truly remarkable.

“This year 70% of our students gained a good pass in both Maths and English”

St Bonaventure’s is an outstanding popular provider of education within the London Borough of Newham. With a long and distinguished history of educating boys’, aged 11-18, in the East End of London, St Bons is recognised by the DfE as a ‘high performing’ Catholic school. The school is founded under Franciscan principles, with a large and exciting culturally and religiously diverse co-educational sixth form.

Rated as outstanding in all of our last 3 Ofsted and Diocesan reports we believe that our students have an entitlement to the very best education, with high expectations for all in our community. Results have shown significant improvement each year, we nurture talent and ensure that every boy achieves their full potential, we stand in the top 5% for value added.

We Offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, inspired and motivated team where staff genuinely feel valued
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management with CPD courses offered throughout the Local Authority and Diocese 
  • A relocation package for the right applicant
  • A school with ‘outstanding teaching and learning’ where all our staff and the wider community feel privileged to be associated with
  • A curriculum where personalised learning is at the heart

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 24th April 2018, 12 Noon

To apply please request an application pack from Benjamin Evans at stbons@hays.com, or you can contact Ben on 020 7259 8770. Your application is a direct permanent application to St Bons, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share the commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check. Hays is the recruitment partner for permanent vacancies at the school.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 84723844
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St Bonaventure’s is an outstanding popular provider of education within the London Borough of Newham.  With a long and distinguished history of educating boys’, aged 11-18, in the East End of London, St Bons is recognised by the DfE ...