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Job details
Employer Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy
Location Bexley
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted New this week
Closing date
Job starts April 2017

The Federation and Academy 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a very successful 3-18 school, proud to belong to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. We offer an exciting and innovative model for education within the community that we serve, with broad appeal to parents and pupils alike. Offering education across all key stages which has consistently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in December 2014, following our second year of extremely positive GCSE results we now have students in every year group to year 13 with our first cohort of A level students taking their examinations in 2017.

Facilities at the school are first class, from the building itself to the resources which support the delivery of a broad curriculum including an extremely popular and well maintained Learning Resource Centre. Our playing fields, gymnasium, drama theatre and ICT facilities all contribute to ensuring we deliver an education for character, a feature of all Haberdashers’ schools that is part of our DNA.

We take a comprehensive mix of children and expect nothing less than the highest personal goals for each pupil.  Where pupils are disadvantaged, we expect them to make rapid progress to catch up with their peers. Our focus is to ensure each child we teach can read, write and do mathematics to a good standard in order to be successful in their education and life. 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is 30 minutes from London Bridge by train and the school’s proximity to the capital is a strong factor in enabling teachers to enhance the cultural experience for our pupils through enrichment activities. 

The role 

With a range of popular extra-curricular enrichment activities, strong GCSE results and offering two post 16 courses, the music department is a key curriculum area within the Academy, attracting pupils for entry via our music specialism entry route.  We are looking to appoint an outstanding, motivated music practitioner with a proven track record of achievement to lead a committed high quality, dynamic team, promoting interest in this popular and successful subject across the full age range of the school. You will have specific responsibility for the progress and attainment of students in music and will lead on whole school productions and performances, performances within and outside the academy and the operational organisation of our range of peripatetic music teachers .

We will expect you to manage and continue developing a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for the subject area. There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop the existing standards of student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas, motivational skills and keen focus on improvement. You will join a team of creative, supportive and reflective middle leaders who play a key role in driving school improvement.

The Candidate 

We are seeking a strong, well qualified leader with a degree and a teaching qualification. Preferably, you will draw on some experience of raising educational standards in a leadership role (curriculum and/or pastoral experience).  You will also bring real energy and dynamism to the role, alongside genuine enthusiasm for your subject area.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy Academy is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing date: 13th December 12 noon 

Interview date: tbc

About the employer

Information about Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

South Campus
Iron Mill Lane
Crayford
Kent
DA1 4RS
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+44 1322 402181