Teacher of Music, Heckmondwike

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Heckmondwike Grammar SchoolHeckmondwike

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 (flexible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To reflect teaching experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About Us:

At Heckmondwike Grammar School our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. In order to achieve this we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.

The Role:

If you are an innovative, enthusiastic and passionate music teacher, then this could be the job for you. This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students. With an intake of approximately 550 post-16 and 210 in this year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be. Our school admission policy has also recently been amended to promote musical aptitude within our over subscription criteria. We have been in a process of expanding into a large school; and the addition of £1.1 million in funding next year for a new sixth form centre will enhance this process. We would as a result be pleased to host you in visiting our community before you apply. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Music to work in our thriving music department, as well as being part of the newly formed ‘Create’ faculty.

Consideration will be given to both experienced teachers and NQTs who wish to develop their teaching expertise in an outstanding school.


Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description. In addition to this, it is expected that as a member of the music department you fully support our extra-curricular music programme by encouraging students to develop their performing skills and engage in the opportunities available to them. Along with being involved in our musical ensembles, you will be expected to lead and develop some of our extra-curricular music.

Skills and Qualities to be Successful in the Role:

· Suitable qualifications – degree in relevant discipline plus teaching qualification

· An excellent all round musician

· Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students at all levels

· Able to relate to young people between the ages of 11 and 18

· Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines

· Enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude

· Willingness to be flexible in order to meet the wider needs of the school

Why Should You Apply?

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a unique school, with students who are eager to learn, keen to know more and want to enjoy their educational experiences. It is exceptional in many ways: a very diverse school community that produces results of the highest quality. We work effectively with the young people, really care about them and their futures and have an ultimate success measure of enabling them to proceed to where they want to go. Excellent relationships between staff and students are the norm, expectations are high and students perform very well as a consequence.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and membership of the teacher pension scheme.

The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 12th March 2018

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 19th March 2018

How Should You Apply?

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website. http://www.heckgrammar.co.uk/online/about/vacancies/current-vacancies/

To be considered for this post candidates MUST complete and submit the school's application form.

If you wish to organise a visit to the school please contact Louise Daddy, HR Director on 01924 402202.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, a six month trial period, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Heckmondwike Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 402 202
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