Subject Leader for Performing Arts- required to teach Music and Drama, Oxfordshire

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Oxford AcademyOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale or Upper Pay Spine with a TLR2a £3,215 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Subject Leader for Performing Arts, must be able to teach Music and Drama

Job Start: September 2018

Location: Littlemore, Oxford  

Salary: Main Scale or Upper Pay Spine 

TLR2a: Teaching and Learning Responsibility award payment of £3,215 pa

Contract Type: Full time and Permanent 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of a full time Subject Leader for Performing Arts at The Oxford Academy.  We value and place importance in teaching creative subjects and this is reflected in our curriculum to ensure that our students have a wide range of experiences.  We are a Good school with Outstanding Leadership Management and Professional Development following our Ofsted inspection in 2016 and ranked in the top 0.2% of schools nationally and where behaviour in and around the school is exemplary.

The ideal candidate would need to be an enthusiastic and creative person with a passion for Music and Drama with the ability to teach both music and drama at KS4 level.  The successful candidate should have a work ethic that focuses on student outcomes and a commitment to continue developing our extra-curricular programme. 

The successful candidate will possess a deep commitment to on-going formative assessment, will be able to excite and motivate students of all abilities to do their best across all year groups. We are looking for an experienced teacher with strong subject knowledge and the ability to deliver high quality teaching across the school.  

This post requires a hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual, who is experienced in enthusing colleagues and working with other teachers on cross-curricular projects. You should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage students, with new ideas. You must be able to work well within a team and cooperate with other members of staff.  

The Academy has state-of-the-art resources; with a Sixth Form Centre and generous creative and performing arts rooms. 

This post offers a teacher an exciting opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a range of whole-school CPD opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Strong subject knowledge and passion for all for music and drama; 

• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to promote high quality teaching & learning; 

• Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching & learning; 

• Have the ability to be a team player who is prepared to go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of these roles; 

• Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision and direction of the department as we strive for further success together; 

• Have the ability to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the department, modeling positive learning behaviour, having high expectations of the students in all aspects of their learning.

Application packs are available on the Oxford Academy website at:

If you have, any queries about the application process or would like further information or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Ann O’Reilly, HR Manager: 

Please use the TES online application.  

Closing Date:  Midday Friday 18 May 2018.

We regret that if you do not receive any correspondence by Friday 25 May 2018 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

The Oxford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances.

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More about Oxford Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 774311
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