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Head of Music

Job Description

Apply for this Head of Music role in an ofsted good school through Dunbar Education in one click!

Contact: Permanent Full Time

Location: St Albans

Salary: MPS/UPS London Fringe + TLR 2b

Role: Head of Department Music

Are you a passionate and experienced Music teacher looking for a leadership opportunity? We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join this school as a Head of Music. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and inspire our students in their musical journey and contribute to the vibrant arts culture within our school community.

The school is a highly regarded and successful secondary school located in St Albans. We are committed to providing a high-quality education and nurturing a love for learning in our students. Our school is known for its inclusive and supportive environment, where students are encouraged to develop their talents and reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum Leadership: Develop and implement an engaging and comprehensive Music curriculum, ensuring alignment with national standards and fostering a passion for music among students.
  2. Teaching and Learning: Deliver high-quality music lessons, inspiring and motivating students to achieve their best. Provide guidance and support to the music department staff, promoting innovative teaching methodologies and sharing best practices.
  3. Student Progress Monitoring: Monitor and analyze student progress in Music, implementing appropriate interventions to support their learning and achievement. Set challenging targets and provide timely feedback to students, ensuring continuous improvement.
  4. Ensemble and Performance Management: Coordinate and oversee various music ensembles, choirs, and performances, providing opportunities for students to showcase their musical talents. Organize and participate in school concerts, competitions, and other musical events.
  5. Staff Development: Foster a culture of professional growth within the music department. Support and mentor music teachers, providing opportunities for their professional development and enhancing their pedagogical skills.
  6. Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with parents, guardians, and external music professionals to promote music education and encourage active participation in school music events. Develop partnerships with community organizations to enhance musical experiences for students.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent teaching certification.
  • A degree in Music or a related field (a postgraduate qualification in Music or education is desirable).
  • Substantial experience teaching Music at the secondary level, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding results.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a passion for Music and its cultural significance.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the national curriculum and assessment requirements.
  • Experience in organizing and leading musical performances and events.
  • Proficiency in playing at least one musical instrument.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equal opportunities within the music department and the wider school community.

Apply today or for more information contact Daisy O'Toole on 07361588305 or email daisy-