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  • Start date details

    September 2024 (or earlier dependent on successful candidates availability)

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Music

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you seeking a new opportunity to join a highly successful comprehensive school that is committed to providing an outstanding education of excellence for all? Are you someone who is a passionate Coordinator of Learning, Music? Would you thrive when working with other committed and innovative practitioners? The Halley Academy is now recruiting for a Coordinator of Learning - Music to join us from September 2024 (or earlier).

This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate educator to become part of a well-established, highly collaborative and successful visual and performing arts department that works hard to ensure students enjoy a challenging, dynamic and rewarding curriculum. This will be a unique, career-defining role to lead and grow our music department. All students study music in Years 7-9 as part of our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and we are keen to increase the uptake of the subject in Key Stage 4. Our curriculum is enriched through several trips to musical and theatre performances in Central London, and work commenced this January on our brand new, state-of-the-art visual and performing arts centre, to be completed in Spring 2024. You’ll also be responsible for leading our team of peripatetic teachers who provide individual and group music tuition.

This is a full or part-time opportunity for the right candidate that offers a competitive MPS + Inner London salary, commensurate with experience.

If this sounds like an environment within which you would like to work, apply to join our team from April 2024.

We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;

  • We offer a vibrant and committed visual and performing arts department that is passionate about music and dedicated to supporting students throughout their learning experience and securing the best possible outcomes.
  • We offer pupils the very best in learning opportunities by delivering high-quality teaching via our bespoke curriculum, alongside inspiring extracurricular opportunities.
  • We believe in developing staff into outstanding practitioners through our excellent CPD programmes.
  • This is further supported through our membership of the Leigh Academies Trust which provides regular teach-meets and co-operative training sessions within the trust to facilitate staff and student growth.

Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with Ben Russell (Principal), by contacting him on ben.russell@thehalleyacademy.org.uk

Key responsibilities, as outlined in the job description, include;

  • Set high expectations that inspire, motivate, and challenge students.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment.
  • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

What the school offers its staff

The Halley Academy:I am delighted to welcome you to The Halley Academy. We are an aspirational, disciplined and inclusive academy where human-scale education, a dynamic curriculum, and excellent teaching and pastoral care, maximise student achievement.

Our core values - respect, achievement, collaboration, integrity and resilience - permeate everything we do. We believe in the potential of every student. We champion the highest outcomes for all young people. Our staff are driven by the belief that education can transform our students’ lives. We take our role as educators seriously and sincerely - we know that the culture of our academy affects the character of our students, which in turn shapes the culture of our society.

It is for this reason why we are so proud to be a caring community where everybody feels empowered and supported to be the best version of themselves. Students are inspired to work hard, play an active role with the world around them, and to achieve more than they thought possible. Safeguarding is of paramount importance; our students are happy, safe and successful in our care.

We build strong partnerships with parents and carers, working closely together to ensure all students enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding education. Our teachers lead with professionalism and scholarship; they are experts in their field and love sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject with their classes. All of us are part of a warm and compassionate family of staff, Governors and Trust colleagues who have boundless ambitions for those we work with and a deep commitment to learning and self-improvement. We know that working with children every day is the best job in the world.

The Halley Academy has a diverse and dynamic staffing body of committed, creative and hardworking educators who enjoy coming to work as they benefit from:

  • A calm, organised and professional learning environment;

  • An academy culture that is committed to the holistic development of children;

  • Evidenced-based teaching and learning policies rooted in the strongest possible evidence about how children learn best;

  • A clear and consistent behaviour policy which ensures that disruption to learning is minimal;

  • A visible and approachable leadership team;

  • A comprehensive weekly CPD programme that supports all staff in their academic and pastoral roles;

  • Opportunities to collaborate with, and learn from, colleagues across the Leigh Academies Trust.

Further details about the role

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31geographically organised academies (15secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding:Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Halley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
876 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Arranging a visit to The Halley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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