Head of Music, Hackney

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Hackney New SchoolHackney

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Start date: 1st January 2019 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS dependent on skills and demonstrable experience + TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hackney New School is a Free School with a Music focus, which opened in September 2013.  Our core vision is to provide students with access to the widest range of opportunities in life by fostering academic excellence and instilling self-belief, intellectual curiosity and responsibility towards others in society. Everyone at HNS shares the belief that an outstanding education can be provided to children from a wide range of backgrounds if they are being challenged in all aspects of their academic and personal development. Our successful Ofsted inspection, after only 5 terms, is testament to our current success. We now need additional outstanding staff to continue to develop our school. In September 2015 we moved into our exciting new purpose-built buildings on the Kingsland canal basin, which are conveniently situated for public transport next to Haggerston Overground station and well served by bus routes. Our primary school will move into adjoining premises in 2019.

We are seeking a well-qualified replacement for our long-serving Director of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to be continue the efforts of the current Director of Music to broaden our music offering to drive forward our belief in music for all. 

Hackney New School was judged "good" by OFSTED in June 2015. "The rich curriculum is enriched by a wide range of opportunities for pupils to consolidate or expand their learning in the school’s distinctive daily timetable." 

To apply for this post, complete the online application form. Please limit your supporting statement to 700 words and ensure that any gaps in employment are explained. 

Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Hackney New School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: 317-319 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4DL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7617 7181
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Hackney New School is an exciting, oversubscribed secondary school, which opened in September 2013. Our aim is to deliver a standard of education that is equal to the very best schools in the country. Our core vision is to provide students with acces...