Chorlton High School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, qualified teacher of Music to join this popular and oversubscribed school. Our aim is simple - to provide an outstanding school for the local community that provides the very best educational opportunities for the students in our care, irrespective of their ability or background. Chorlton High School is a popular and highly successful school. We have been recognised by the DfE as one of the top 100 schools nationally for sustained improvement and are a strategic partner in the Manchester Teaching School Alliance. We are a mixed, multi-cultural and multi-faith school catering for 1,500 students aged 11-16 and are proud to be at the heart of our local community. The schools last full Ofsted Inspection, September 2011, highlighted many outstanding features whilst their recent short visit, July 2016, commented on the high quality teaching, curriculum and safeguarding within the school. The value that we place in our staff is reflected in the fact that we are extremely proud to hold the Investors In People Gold Award. We also offer a wide range of other benefits to staff including: excellent pension schemes (Teachers Pension for Teaching Staff, Greater Manchester Pension Fund for support staff), cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. We also have a strong focus on staff wellbeing, providing support for healthcare costs plus access to counselling and 24 hour telephone healthcare advice through the BUPA Health Cash Plan. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. An application form and information pack can be obtained from the website.
The Music Department currently consists of two Curriculum Leaders of Music who share the leadership role and a Music Technician. The Music department is passionate about their specialisms and dedicated to providing excellent learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. At Key Stage 3 the Music curriculum is largely practical with Music being taught over two periods a fortnight. At KS4, the AQA Music GCSE course is offered to students as well as the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology. The Music and Music Technology courses are taught over 5 periods a fortnight in Year 9 and 11 and 4 periods a fortnight in Year 10. Uptake at Key Stage 4 is very high and there are larger than average class sizes. Currently there are 2 GCSE Music classes and 2 NCFE Music Technology classes in each KS4 year. The department has a wide range of accommodation for teaching; there are two classrooms each furnished with mac computers, a studio and 4 peripatetic rooms (where one doubles as a live room) and a large theatre attached to the studio. We also work alongside a team of peripatetic music teachers who provide instrumental music tuition on a wide range of instruments. The department provides an extensive range of creative extra-curricular opportunities for students with numerous Music clubs alongside the whole Performing Arts department annual project of the school Musical. Music extra-curricular activities this year include Concert Band, Music Technology Club, Rock School and Steel Pans. Currently we run 6 evening performances a year, which include Battle of the Bands, a Year 9 GCSE Music Concert, Summer and Winter Concerts, Chorlton Young Musician and Composers and Choreographers. The Music department also work alongside the other performing arts subjects to run Chorlton Arts Festival; a week-long festival celebrating Music, Dance and Drama in our community.