Head of Department -Performing Arts, South Croydon

Closing date:New this week

Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: M2-M6 or UPS1-3 Plus TLR 2a*
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Interested in subject leadership? Rare career pathway with potential for excellent teachers

Career Opportunity

Ambitious, forward-thinking, flexible and self-motivated? If you can combine these attributes with excellent teaching skills, this is the unique time to join the pioneering teaching staff at Coombe Wood School. In this newly created role, a Head of Department with expertise in delivering Performing Arts will have the opportunity to build on four terms of groundwork and shape the curriculum structure and methodology in their own style ready for delivery of the GCSE courses starting in September 2021. 

The role offers scope for innovation and creativity to overcome unexpected challenges, break fresh ground and to encourage and promote excellent teaching skills among our enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated staff. There is a strong team spirit which has contributed to a supportive learning environment for both staff and students

As detailed in the candidate pack, Creative and Performing Arts will grow as a specialism within Coombe Wood School and become a key strand of study as we enter our state of the art new facilities in September 2020. 

This role would suit either an aspirant Performing Arts teacher looking to develop their middle leader skills for 18 months before guiding our inaugural GCSE courses, or an experienced middle leader who wishes to build a department in their own style and methodology.  

It is to expected that, subject to outstanding performance, the TLR for this role will grow as we move towards public examinations at GCSE and A Level. 

Career progression is actively encouraged and taken seriously across the Trust. By becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will benefit from joining a future-focussed group of schools, where you have the advantages of natural advancement and professional development opportunities within the school - and potentially within Folio Education Trust: http://www.folio-education.co.uk/. This is a local collaboration of schools offering access to high calibre CPD which contributes to the recognised quality of learning within our schools. 

About us

Coombe Wood School opened in September 2018 with 180 Y7 students. It was heavily oversubscribed for our recent September 2019 entry with 1205 applications for 180 places. 

This is a new secondary fully inclusive co-educational school, established to meet an urgent rising local demand. Initially housed in temporary accommodation, the site for the ‘new build’ school is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5 minutes’ journey-time away) and a short walk from several bus routes. Over £35 million is to be invested in building a state-of-the-art school which will include enhanced sports facilities, comprising a competition-sized sports hall, a full-size 3G artificial floodlit surface and aspirations to include an 8 lane floodlit athletics track. 

(A tour of the school is being offered at 10am or 4pm on Tuesday 24th September. Please book your place via careers@cws-croydon.co.uk)

Advantages include:

· Network of expertise and CPD support within CWS and Folio 

· Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground-breaking team 

· Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school

· Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families 

·Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class

· Outstanding brand new facilities in the near future

· Free use of sports amenities for staff and their families

Application procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form or visit http://www.cws-croydon.co.uk/Career-Opportunities 

For a confidential discussion please contact our HR Lead Mrs J Baker: 07891 671 226.

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws-croydon.co.uk in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:  10am Monday Tuesday 8th October 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 15th October 

Folio Education 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 recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

The Candidate Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is published on our web site www.folio-education.co.uk



More about Coombe Wood School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 30 Melville Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7HY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 011 2762
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