Head of Music, Lewisham

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Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham CollegeLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + ILW + TLR 1a
Contract term: Permanent

Summary of the overall purpose of the job

The Music department is a successful and vibrant curriculum area, offering Music to GCSE and A Level. Music   is a very popular subject at GCSE. The Head of Music will contribute to the   overall leadership and management of the College and be active in promoting   its aims, and supporting an ethos that promotes achievement and outstanding   teaching and learning. We are seeking   an excellent innovative practitioner who is committed to promoting the   achievement and enjoyment of all learners, and to the on-going professional   development of colleagues in the Music department.

Key   responsibilities and objectives of the job

  • To be a model of high   professional standards in all aspects of College life and to lead by example;
  • To provide a vision for learning within the department in line with that of the whole College and lead the departmental team to realise that vision;
  • To further develop the new secondary Music curriculum in line with national changes and revised qualifications;
  • To ensure a high quality experience for all students in Music, especially music place holders
  • To provide strategic leadership in further developing and implementing literacy within the Music curriculum
  • To deliver outstanding concerts throughout the academic year 
  • To establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning and teaching to meet and   support the aims of the College;
  • To demonstrate and articulate consistently high expectations of pedagogy and classroom practice   to provide challenge and improvement, using data and benchmarks to monitor   progress in every pupil’s learning and to focus teaching;
  • To monitor the quality of   teaching based on evidence, self-evaluation and development, ensuring a   consistent and continuous focus on achievement and aspiration;
  • To ensure that support is   provided for individual teachers within your team where this is needed so all   lessons are consistently good or better;
  • To ensure the   implementation of the College’s assessment procedures, ensuring all pupils   have timely and appropriate feedback and targets so that they make at least   expected progress, and the majority are successfully challenged to make   better than expected progress;
  • To lead the development of schemes of work to support colleagues in delivering high-quality lessons;
  • To devise and implement appropriate interventions for pupils both within the lesson and   extracurricular to ensure all pupils make good progress;
  • To share in monitoring, reviewing and developing the College curriculum offer to maintain an appropriate, comprehensive, high-quality and cost-effective curriculum that   complements the College’s strategic objectives; 
  • To develop and enrichment activities and visits;
  • To implement College monitoring procedures and ensure adherence to those within your curriculum   area; 
  • To produce reports as required within the College self-evaluation systems;
  • To manage the departmental budget and development of resources
  • To take responsibility for your own professional development in discussion with your line manager;
  • To ensure that parents and students are well informed about student attainment and progress;
  • To maintain an organised and effective learning environment in the classroom and shared areas; 
  • To ensure the consistent implementation of College policies and procedures throughout the subject   area;
  • To work collaboratively with the other academies and colleagues within the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. 

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More about Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Year 10 – 13 site, Pepys Site, Pepys Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5SF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7652 9510
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