Head of Music, Winnersh, Berkshire

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Forest SchoolWinnersh, Berkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UPS/MPS/NQT • Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience, with the opportunity for additional responsibilities through leading The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We seek a teacher with a deep passion for music to join a successful arts team. Music is an option at GCSE with a proven track record of success and it is growing in popularity. We are looking to recruit a colleague who will be able to enthuse young people in both curricular and extra-curricular aspects of the subject. The successful candidate would instil enthusiasm and   encourage students to join our choir and school band.

The Music Department is well equipped with resources and many practice rooms. The boys engagement in music is high and we have seen many musicians within the school go to follow their passion at University. 

Staff at the Forest School teach in modern, well equipped classrooms and are offered a tailored CPD programme. Staff are allocated a laptop, have access to the school’s sporting facilities as well as the lively staff social calendar. 

The school has continued to invest in new technology with projects including ta brand new  school WIFI network, Show My Homework, GCSE Pod, EzyEducation and are just launching our Bring Your Own Device programme for students to support learning and reduce staff workload. In addition, we have invested in our sporting facilities; building a MUGA, upgraded our indoor swimming pool, invested in our gym and we are working with Reading Football Club to further develop our facilities to include an all weather football dome.

Wokingham has been named as the best place in England and Wales to bring up a family due to its good exam results, high quality of childcare provision and low levels of crime, a recent survey has found. The study looked at everything from education, safety and childcare costs to affordable homes, local amenities and green spaces. Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9577542/Wokingham-is-best-place-for-young-family.html

Please call Jaquie Blaney on 01189781626 for an informal discussion or contact her via email on jblaney@forest.academy A job description and  our Teaching Staff application form can be downloaded from our website www.forest.academy 

Applications will be considered on receipt.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service clearance being received.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 978 1626
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