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 April 2024.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Our ambitious world-class curriculum delivers an education of excellence for all. The Halley Academy has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 2019. We are committed to students engaging deeply and comprehensively with both substantive and disciplinary knowledge so that they achieve strong outcomes throughout each phase of the curriculum: the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Years 7, 8 and 9; a two year Key Stage 4 where students study a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications in Years 10 and 11; and the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP) in our Sixth Form.
We have enjoyed unprecedented investment and refurbishment as part of joining Leigh Academies Trust, providing excellent learning facilities in an historic listed building. All students at The Halley Academy are given access to a personal Chromebook, which they use every day in lessons and at home to support their learning. All physical classrooms have a corresponding virtual classroom, and all teaching staff have Google Educator certification so that technology can enhance the learning experiences of students. With considerable investment from the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company, our brand new Engineering and Design Centre opened in June 2022. Students and staff also benefit from a modern sports complex on our 16 acre site and a number of cutting edge science laboratories.
We know that happy and supported students will be successful and engaged in their learning. This is why students between Years 7-11 join one of our three small school communities - Easley, Franklin or Turing - each with a team of staff dedicated to helping them surpass their potential. Our fourth small school - Hawking - offers bespoke academic and pastoral support to our Sixth Formers.
Our curriculum is rich and dynamic because it invests deeply in the holistic development of our students. We offer a wide range of enriching extracurricular clubs both before and after school. We maximise opportunities for learning outside of the classroom through trips, visits from outside speakers, Cultural Capital Days and careers guidance that opens our students’ minds to the possibilities and opportunities in the world around them. Our Values programme and Global
Citizenship lessons help develop the global mindedness of our students, whilst IT classes ensure that they can use technology safely and responsibly.
We are proud to be a local school of choice for the community we serve. Our school equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need so they can lead fulfilling and successful adult lives. If you feel that you want to be a part of our exciting and unique learning community, then we look forward to hearing from you.
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.
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