Curriculum Leader Music and Expressive Arts

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 3HE

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2022

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MPR/UPR (£25,714 to £41,604)

Curriculum Leader Music and Expressive Arts job summary

Required to start September 2022
"This is a truly inclusive school where every pupil is valued. All pupils receive high-quality support, particularly those who are vulnerable. Leaders have created a culture in which all are given the chance to be successful.” Ofsted, September 2016

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As curriculum leader for music and expressive arts you will be fully supported by an experienced team of colleagues who share a vision of excellent teaching and learning, founded on collaborative planning, assessment and instruction, and who support each other to continually develop practice. We have an open-door culture and reflective ethos where we use research led practice to develop the very best outcomes for our students.

You will be able to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment. You will be responsible for maintaining the highest quality of monitoring and evaluation whilst improving the standards of achievement for all students. You will be confident in your abilities to teach across all key stages. You will be adept in creating an engaging, supportive and safe learning environment for all students. An ability to teach across all expressive arts disciplines is desirable.

To be the successful candidate you will:
• Demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning and the achievement of all groups of students
• A strong understanding of the curriculum for Music and Drama at all key stages and keep abreast of subject knowledge and developments
• Be able to develop a culture of high expectations within the department
• Have excellent interpersonal skills
• Be truly ambitious for our school and community
• Co-ordinate and manage extra-curricular provision and peripatetic lessons

Music and expressive arts at St. Cuthbert’s:
In the Music and Expressive Arts department we aspire to develop a curiosity for the Arts, develop students’ confidence, self-expression and cultural capital. We offer a wide and successful range of extra-curricular opportunities such as brass band, singing club, drama club and a range of peripatetic lessons. In 2021 we were awarded the Music Mark. At Key stage 3 students receive one lesson of expressive arts per week (drama or music). In years 10 and 11 AQA GCSE Drama and BTEC Music are currently taught as an option subject with a history of successful outcomes and results.

In terms of musical education, there are three main elements that are focused on; performance, composition and analysis. The curriculum at St Cuthbert’s aims to provide a deep understanding of each one of these, through a well-structured, progressive curriculum. By the end of Year 9, students will be ready to move onto a GCSE or BTEC level qualification in the subject, if they choose to do so.
Through the Drama Curriculum students will develop deep knowledge and understanding of performance genres, texts and styles, their context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created through high quality and ambitious opportunities to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and understanding through Making, Performing and Responding to Drama.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Interested candidates can contact the Headteacher should they wish to discuss the position further, whilst visits to the school can also be arranged.

For an application form, job description and further details please visit the school website www.stcuthberts.com. Or, alternatively, contact Cath Geden PA to the Headteacher, on 01744 678123 or email hello@stcuthberts.com

Application forms to be completed and returned for the attention of Mrs C Twist, Headteacher to hello@stcuthberts.com

Additional allowances

TLR 2C (£7,015)

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About St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
900 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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St Cuthbert’s is a voluntary-aided, 11-16, co-educational comprehensive Catholic high school in the St. Helens Authority in the north west of England. There are 914 pupils on roll of whom 45% are baptised Catholic, with 33% from other Christian denominations, and 22% from other faith or religious traditions.

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