Head of Music, Essex

Closing date:

The Stanway SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 per year (MPS/UPS)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Music

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Head of Music.

Hours/Weeks:  Full-time 

Pay: Main/Upper Pay Range

TLR:  2B 

The start for this post is September 2020

The role will involve:

● To take overall responsibility for Music (KS3 and KS4 - GCSE and BTEC)

● Carrying out the functions of a teacher in accordance with the Teacher Standards and the stated aims and objectives of The Stanway School and the Department.

● To be accountable for the highest standards of pupil achievement within Music, monitoring and evaluation of pupil achievement and setting targets for improvement.

● Maintaining/increasing current provision of extra-curricular clubs and productions

We're looking for you if you have:

● Qualified Teacher Status

● A degree in the specialist subject

● The ability to teach “outstanding” lessons 

● Experience of supporting staff and students in maintaining high standards

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Role Specification).

What we can offer:

● An exciting opportunity to teach in a successful, oversubscribed school;

● A competitive salary;

● Employee benefits: Pension Scheme, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance Programme;

● A full Continuous Professional Development Programme;

● Training Opportunities through our membership of The Sigma Trust;

● Brand new Music facilities including: 3 state of the art classrooms (one of which is a small performance space), 6 Music Practice rooms (one of which has recording facilities), multi-use production theatre with investments in lighting and sound in the last 12 months.

Additional Information:

We are a very successful school, which has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating and positive Progress 8 scores for the past 4 years. The Stanway School is expanding; all the buildings are new, including brand new performing arts block which opened in September 2018.  The performing arts block has enabled the school to increase its provision of Music and Drama at both Key Stages; this is a very exciting time to join our team.

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website http://www.sigmatrust.org.uk/academies/stanway.asp 

Please note that applications can only be accepted on the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

Closing Date: 19th April 2020

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  A disclosure/status check will be sought from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.

More about The Stanway School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Winstree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1206 575488


About The Stanway School

The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with over 1,300 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colches...