Head of Music, Northamptonshire

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Kettering Buccleuch AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ULT Main Scale plus TLR2
Contract term: Permanent

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. By collecting expertise and combining resources, we help to make the tough job of teaching a little easier. With a shared curriculum and lesson plans from around the group available to all, our teachers have strong foundations to lead the engaging, rounded education our children deserve. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share this resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with wide career opportunities – between Primary and Secondary, Academy and Independent – better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping every child at each of our schools to succeed and reach their full potential.

Since becoming an academy in September 2009, Kettering Buccleuch Academy has seen many exciting changes. We are an all-through academy catering for students aged 4-18. We moved into our new, purpose-built building in January 2013. Under recent new leadership, the academy continues to go from strength to strength, with happy and motivated staff, a supportive culture and plenty of opportunities for personal growth with our excellent staff CPD offer. We offer a range of benefits including United Rewards, covering lifestyle and retail benefits including childcare vouchers, a car lease scheme, cycle to work etc., subsidised meals and an on-site gym which is free for all staff to use.

The role

As an engaging teacher with a passion for music, you will create a creative, supportive and motivating classroom. You'll inspire and challenge your students so that they develop into confident musicians and achieve their individual potential. Your love of teaching will extend beyond the classroom into our enrichment programme: Running weekly rehearsals and organising performance opportunities will give you the chance to spend more time making music alongside the students and to embed the culture of musical engagement across the academy. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a successful, and rapidly improving academy. We are driven by a forward thinking philosophy and a vibrant, positive culture. In a friendly and welcoming school, with supportive colleagues, you'll be able to make a real impact on our academy, and on the lives our students.

Our music department is growing each year with an uptake of two GCSE exam groups in Year 9 from September 2018. We are very blessed with its physical resources: As well as a large collection of orchestral and pop instruments, we have a class set of keyboards, djembe drums and ukuleles and also a full set of steel pan drums. Our three main classrooms are varied and suitable for different activities and are complimented by 5 purpose built practice room spaces, each with instruments. We have a fully equipped recording studio, as well as two mac suites with Logic Pro and Sibelius 7. The technology in the theatre is also of a high standard and we have a dedicated audio visual technician, meaning performances can be produced to a very good level, and enhanced effectively by lighting and visuals.

About You

You're an inspirational practitioner, knowledgeable regarding the curriculum, and have the energy and positivity to help our students to achieve. Pro-active, flexible and enthusiastic, you bring the innovation and commitment to teach Music across all key stages.

United Learning

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We welcome visits to our school so that you can experience the unique ethos of Kettering Buccleuch Academy for yourself. If you would like to visit the academy, please contact Miss Millsop, PA to the Principal, on 01536 515644 or via email to WendyMillsop@kba.uk

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Sharon Stratton: 01536 316363 or SharonStratton@kba.uk

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1214556?cid=1567

Closing date: Thursday 19 April 2018

Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Weekley Glebe Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1536 515644
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