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Head of Music

City of London Academy IslingtonIslington

Could you be part of the team leading one of the best schools in the country?

At City of London Academy Islington we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing excellence in education and opportunities for all. In our Ofsted inspection report (March 2019), we were rated outstanding in every category; personal development and behaviour, teaching and learning, student outcomes and leadership and management. We have been graded outstanding overall. This inspection outcome and our results reflect the aspirations, determination and hard work of all students and staff at the Academy and we are always exceptionally proud of what we achieve together. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and a wealth of opportunities outside of the classroom.

City of London Academy Islington is part of the City of London Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools in North, East and South London. We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial ethos.  We’re also committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our teaching staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.


You will:

  • Support the Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts in developing all aspects of the music curriculum, and teaching and learning.
  • Teach music from Key Stages 3 to 5.
  • Provide high quality leadership of staff in the Music Department.
  • Contribute to the leadership capacity of the Performing Arts Department.


We will offer you:

  • Students who are eager to learn, well-behaved and very proud of their school.
  • Exceptional focus on continuous professional development.
  • A culture of high expectations of students and staff.
  • An appetite for creativity and continuous improvement.
  • A dedicated, caring and experienced staff team.
  • Purpose-built teaching and learning facilities.
  • A supportive and committed Governing Body and leadership team. 


From you, we need:

We believe exceptional teachers create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. 

We believe that exceptional teachers should be supported too, with all the opportunities needed to develop and achieve their goals. We can offer exceptional continuous professional development, support and opportunities for career development.

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to sustain and develop further as an excellent provider of high-quality education. We are looking for an inspiring individual who is academically well-qualified to degree level in music or a related discipline.  

You will be working with a team whose mission it is to sustain and further develop excellence in everything we do. 

Committed to creating an environment that promotes academic, creative, sporting, cultural linguistic and personal achievement, you will be a qualified teacher. The communication skills and confidence to develop rich partnerships with families and the community will be essential. Above all, you’ll have the drive and determination to sustain and further develop the City of London Academy Islington as a centre of excellence for education.


How to Apply: 

If you would like to make an application, please visit https://www.colai.org.uk/academy-information/employment/current-vacancies to download our application form. Completed forms should be emailed to Lisa Hancock, PA to Principal, by email at hancocklisa@cityacademyislington.org.uk.  

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 


Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 19th April 2021


City of London Academy Islington, Prebend Street, Islington, London, N1 8PQ. 

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

City of London Academies Trust Company Registration No. 04504128.


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