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Head of Music

St Mark's West Essex Catholic SchoolEssex

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Head of Music to teach across the ability and age range, supporting the development of Music to the highest standards for all pupils at Key Stages 3 –5. This is an opportunity to join us at an exciting period in the further development of the department. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated; enthusiastic professional; be an excellent classroom practitioner; and have developing leadership skills.

We are looking for professionals with:

  • Experience of teaching Music
  • The ability to work with and motivate pupils
  • High expectations of pupil engagement, attainment, and behaviour

If you have the passion and drive to contribute to the future development of the Music department at St Mark's, we look forward to hearing from you.

In return, the school can offer:

  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management - excellent CPD and leadership development at all levels
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be encouraged, nurtured, and rewarded
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all
  • A positive and stimulating school climate which values the contribution of all staff

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to satisfactory medical and enhanced DBS clearance and references

Please telephone 01279 770165 for an application form and further details, or download it from our web site,

Visits to the school are welcome by appointment.

Job start date: ASAP

Closing date: 31 January 2022

About St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School

St Mark’s is a successful, well-ordered and caring Catholic school for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged from eleven to eighteen, situated in the heart of Harlow, Essex.

We are committed to the highest level of achievement for pupils of all abilities and we recognise that there are no limits to a child’s potential. We aim to inspire all our pupils to achieve their best through "belonging, engaging and succeeding together". We believe in treating each pupil as an individual and valuing each person’s unique talents. Our curriculum has been designed to offer choice and to nurture all talents and abilities.

Our school was rated “good with outstanding features” by Ofsted in our inspection of October 2017.

Our Section 48 inspection, November 2019, judged the school to be ‘outstanding’.

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