This job expired on 27 September 2023

  • Start date details

    01 January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2D at £3,957

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to lead our Performing Arts department through the next exciting phase of our development.

Working closely with colleagues in the department and across the academy, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead curriculum planning, teaching and learning at KS3 and KS4, embedding challenge for all and ensuring all students make exceptional progress.

There will also be the opportunity to grow as a leader through a dedicated CPD package, that will equip the post holder for further future progression.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding teaching and interpersonal skills
  • A strong academic background with the ability to teach to GCSE
  • A demonstrable track record in leading student progress
  • Evidence of impact using quality first teaching
  • Evidence of ambition and a commitment to continuing professional development
  • The desire to maximise the performance of all students and the very best progress for all

The post is suitable for an experienced Head of Department or a successful teacher/ leader who has a proven track record, seeking an opportunity to work in a professional and highly purposeful environment within a culture where we want all our students to ‘Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow’.

What the school offers its staff

There will also be the opportunity to grow as a leader through a dedicated CPD package, that will equip the post holder for further future progression.

Commitment to safeguarding

Great Academies Education Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Copley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
603 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Copley Academy is a rapidly improving school. Our December 2021 Ofsted report describes the “great strides” that leaders have made and praises the “high aspirations” for students and the “broad and ambitious” curriculum. Most importantly, the report also says that students are “happy and proud” to attend the Academy

The Copley aims, produced and developed by our staff, are meant to be practical and constructive. They are aims to be used. Our aims are referred to constantly in planning for our future. They demonstrate our belief that a school should actively promote positive moral values in everything it does.

The aims attempt to describe how life at Copley should be lived by all the people who work here - children and adults. This emphasis on the quality of everyday experience at Copley is the necessary foundation for achievement - in public examinations and in the development of responsible and active young people.

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