About the role: The Halley Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Music for September 2019, or earlier if available. Music is thriving at The Halley Academy; we have a cohort of 150 students in Key Stage 4 who we see flourish year on year when being taught by a passionate and engaging teacher.
We are looking for a highly ambitious team-player to join our dynamic team. We have a superb teaching and peripatetic music team who have a wealth of music industry experience - one of our tutors was only recently judging on the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, and others regularly perform with high-calibre acts. The music department is well equipped with lots of new instruments courtesy of a recent grant from Restore the Music, with whom we maintain excellent links. RTM links have given us access to Steinway Pianos, bringing students to master classes with well-known pianists, as well as fostered links with the Royal Albert Hall and EMI records. Over the past few years, students have won prizes in London-wide Battle of the Bands, and sung to huge audiences at the Mayoral Electoral Assembly at the Copperbox Arena.
Get to know our department…
- Our exam board for KS4 Music is currently Eduqas and NCFE for Music Technology and Performance Skills
- We are a team of three music teachers
- We have excellent Music Technology facilities
- We are currently running over 50 iMacs and Mac-Minis alongside PCs
- We work on Logic Pro, Garageband and Cubase
- We have excellent instrumental facilities
- We offer vocal, bass/guitar, drum kit/percussion, brass and piano instrumental lessons
- We offer both GCSE and VCert for Key Stage 4 students
- A number of our students leave us to study music as a higher education option
- A number of our students perform locally at music venues and festivals
- We run trips to musicals, industry events, classical venues and more
- We have a number of concerts each year with a large number of students from all year groups including Summer/Winter concert and exam group concerts
We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships between pupils and teachers and our strong ethos of sharing successes and celebrating achievement. We require an ambitious, determined and committed individual to ensure our pupils achieve at the very highest levels. The successful applicants will be responsible for ensuring quality first curriculum provision that will ensure rapid progression, challenge and enjoyment for all pupils. We are looking for inspirational teachers with enthusiasm, vision and excellent interpersonal skills.
The role can be offered on a full or part-time basis (minimum 0.6fte) based on our successful teacher’s preference. The duties and responsibilities associated with this post are in line with the National Teaching Standards - please click here to view the Job Description.
Working with The Halley Academy: The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s. We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.
The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement. We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success. Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.
Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest. We are seeking to appoint talented and ambitious individuals with a tenacious mind-set to join The Halley Academy for September 2019.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.