Head of Music, Sutton, Surrey

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Greenshaw High SchoolSutton, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London) + TLR2B allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a successful and popular Music department, in a school where the Performing Arts has parity with other subjects? 

For the right candidate, there may be additional scope.

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement. 

We have an absolute commitment to the performing arts and, despite national curriculum reforms, remain certain that subjects such as music, drama and other creative arts subjects play a central role in the overall education of young people.

We are looking for a talented and committed practitioner with a drive for excellence and the ability to inspire our students to join the school as Head of Music. The successful candidate will lead the curriculum development of Music throughout the school, with responsibility for the day-to-day running of the department and the academic progress of students.

The successful candidate must have experience of teaching across a range of key stages, with the ability to raise student achievement and add value within the Creative Arts curriculum, as well as knowledge and understanding of the current Music specifications at Key Stage 4. Excellent subject knowledge and a passion for teaching your subject is essential.

The successful candidate must hold an appropriate teaching certificate and Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent).

For further details, please refer to the recruitment pack. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please download a recruitment pack and application form. 

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 21st May 2018.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date, so early application is recommended.

Pre-application visits to our school are encouraged. Please contact recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87151001
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Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south west London. 

At Greenshaw, we have a tradition of combining both high expectations for all of our students and a curriculum that is forward-l...