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Role: Head of Music
Ofsted: Good (Expanding school)
Start Date: ASAP or January 2024
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £35000 - £44919 + TLR2b (£4718)
About the role:
We are looking to recruit a Head of Music who is committed to comprehensive education, someone who genuinely wants to make a difference in students' futures, and committed to, and understanding how outstanding teaching and learning can transform lives. The main responsibility will be for delivering high quality Music education by modelling good practice. Additionally, you will be required to contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy.
About the school:
This is an ofsted good, 11 - 18 years school based in Watford that is currently expanding. They are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. The students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in Southwest Hertfordshire
They are not and never will be a selective Academy. The believe that it is their duty to cater to the wide variety of needs of all our students.
Their numbers have increased dramatically over the last few years, you will join a caring supportive staff team with access to great sporting facilities and to a comprehensive wellbeing program.
They are always seeking teachers determined to develop their careers to their full potential. Most of their senior staff and middle leaders have been supported in their developmental journey, including our Senior Leads for CPD and Pastoral Support & Inclusion.
● Develop cross-curricular links to help build connections, helping students to creatively develop exploring a range of skills.
● Give students a creative curriculum that inspires them to become confident and independent learners who can understand and use different knowledge and skills to complement them in school and the wider world.
● Engage students in real life experiences, both inside and outside of school through performances and discipline.
● Monitor standards within the department through data analysis, lesson observations, work scrutiny and learning walks.
● Be prepared to organise cover work in the event of staff absence.
● Monitor colleague's use of SOW and ensure that course coverage occurs at an appropriate rate.
Why work at the school?
This school does not operate on a one size doesn't fit all and are not a selective academy.
They believe that it is our duty to cater to the wide variety of needs of all our students. Our numbers have increased dramatically over the last few years, as has our reputation. You will join a caring supportive staff team with access to great sporting facilities and to a comprehensive wellbeing program.
We are looking for talented individuals, and are determined to develop your careers to their full potential. Most of our senior staff and middle leaders have been supported in their developmental journey, including our Senior Leads for CPD and Pastoral Support & Inclusion.
To flourish with us, you need to be hard-working, flexible, engaging and professional. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. Our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in Southwest Hertfordshire. In December 2016, we moved into a 'new build'. This gave our students the learning environment they deserved, and they have thrived in it.
Our ethos is built on the words Believe | Strive | Achieve. We believe that students should have the highest possible aspirations for their future, and that through our support and hard work they should be able to achieve whatever they wish for.
Apply today or get in touch for more information with Daisy O'Toole on 07361588305