Subject Leader Music, Bromley, Kent

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Bishop Justus Church of England SchoolBromley, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2B (£4,649 p.a.)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented, highly motivated and enthusiastic Subject Leader to join our successful music department.  We are looking to employ an inspirational individual that has a real passion for music.  You will be able to enthuse, inspire and challenge students to produce the highest outcomes, leading and supporting the department to consistently achieve outstanding results.  This position is suitable for someone who wants be involved in an active department and add to the huge variety of extra-curricular activities that are currently available for students. 

The current music team is supported by a Music Technician, and fifteen peripatetic staff.  The Music Department is housed in purpose-built, state of the art accommodation, and comprises two large main teaching spaces, two recording studios, a rehearsal room, four ‘break-out’ rooms and three peripatetic teaching rooms.  The department is well equipped with keyboards, tuned and untuned percussion, sequencing software (Logic/Sibelius), Mac’s and multi-track recording facilities.

As well as Key Stage 3 music, AQA GCSE is offered at Key Stage 4 alongside NCFE Music Technology and Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology are both run in the sixth form.  Over one hundred students receive individual instrumental tuition from peripatetic staff each week and tuition for all types of instruments is available.  In addition to the varied curriculum, frequent trips to musicals and classical concerts take place every term as well as an international tour.

Extra-curricular activities feature strongly during lunchtime and after school.  Concerts are held throughout the year which include performances from the Jazz Band, Recorder Consort, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Choir, Ukulele Orchestra, Chamber Choir, as well as smaller instrument specific groups.  Many of our students also participate in the activities offered by the renowned Bromley Youth Music Trust with which we are an Accredited Music School. Performances in the local area also feature predominantly due to our reputation within the borough.

We are looking for Subject Leader who:

  • is inspirational and an imaginative classroom practitioner;
  • has the drive, passion and enthusiasm to raise standards and encourage students to achieve their best;
  • has excellent planning and organisational abilities;
  • has the ability to teach their subject at A Level;
  • has the ability to provide specialist subject expertise to assist departmental staff as appropriate.

If you have the ability to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge, teach inspirational lessons and have the drive, passion and teaching dynamic to make a significant contribution to our school then we want to hear from you.

As part of the Aquinas Trust we are pleased to be able to offer employees a number of very attractive continued professional learning (CPL) opportunities.  The ACE - Teach and the ACE-Lead courses for teaching members of staff come highly rated by those who have enjoyed these opportunities.  They offer high quality training including coaching and a chance to learn from other colleagues across the trust at similar career stages or those who have recently developed their career within the trust.  Many recent delegates have progressed to secure promoted posts within the trust following their first or second year of employment with us. This type of training also offers a fascinating insight and collaboration cross-phase between secondary and primary teachers with colleagues benefiting from seeing outstanding practice in action to inform the very best practice in our schools.

Those newly qualified (NQT) or recently qualified (RQT) teachers benefit from our Senior Mentor within school who is able to share best practice through mentoring and offer in-school coaches both within subject areas and from our skilled and dedicated cross-subject associate mentors.  These dedicated and determined members of staff provide high quality support in the early years of our new teachers' careers. 

If you have any questions relating to this post then please get in contact with the HR Department via email: hrdept@bishopjustus.bromley.sch.uk, or give us a call on 020 8315 8130 and we will be happy to help.

Deadline for applications is 12:00pm, Friday 18th May.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8315 8130
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