Teacher of Music, Orkney Islands

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Stromness AcademyOrkney Islands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,416-£35,763
Contract term: Temporary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled teacher committed to providing the best possible learner experiences for all our pupils. You will be fully committed to the learning and teaching approaches of Curriculum for Excellence, and enjoy working within a dynamic team. You will be keen to contribute fully to the achievements of all pupils in this school community.

Stromness Academy has a very strong Music Department, offering national qualification courses in both Music and Music Technology in addition to instrumental tuition and extra-curricular groups. Results are outstanding in 2017 100% of pupils entered for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher achieved A or B grades.

Stromness Academy is a vibrant six year secondary school in Orkney with a catchment area covering the town of Stromness and the West Mainland. The current school roll is 340 pupils. The school is on a well-appointed campus situated in Stromness. Stromness Academy serves a dispersed population with over two thirds of the pupils being bussed into school. We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive environment where all our pupils achieve. We are currently working together to create a new and shared vision for the school as we move forward. We have strong and rich partnerships with the community and are always seeking to build on our existing partnerships within the local community and further afield.

Orkney itself has much to offer a musician. Music is highly valued in the community and there is an extremely active live music scene in all genres and at all levels. Annual rock. blues and folk festivals are held, and the St Magnus International Festival attracts performers and composers of international renown.

Further information about the school can be found on the internet at: www.stromnessacademy.org.uk

Please note that from June 2018, 0.2 FTE of this post may be worked in another school as part of the itinerant circuit.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jane Partridge, Depute Head Teacher, tel: 01856 850660 or email jane.partridge@glow.orkneyschools.org.uk

Closing date: 03/12/2017

Reference: ORK02125

Stromness Academy,

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More about Stromness Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3JS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1856 850660