Curriculum Leader of Music

Burnside College, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 7LQ

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type




Curriculum Leader of Music job summary

For January 2023 (or earlier by agreement) we are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic leader with a strong track record in teaching music who will work closely with our curriculum leader of drama to expand the performing arts provision and engagement in our school. We are looking for a candidate who can set out a long term plan for music in our school and has the capability to expand this area of our curriculum.

We are keen to appoint an outstanding teacher who shares our vision of a vibrant and varied range of musical experiences being available to students across all key stages. As well as engaging lessons that promote a high level of participation and progression into Key Stage 4 and 5 we wish to increase extra curricular opportunities for all students. Both independently and through collaboration with the curriculum leader for drama, you will provide an exciting range of opportunities for all students to take part in performances and experiences that develop individual skills, provide enrichment and develop cultural knowledge.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the curriculum and will work with peripatetic teachers to provide bespoke learning opportunities for those students interested in taking singing lessons or playing a musical instrument.

Applicants will be highly motivated and have a passion to ensure that our learners achieve the very best that they can at all times. The core purpose of the role will be to uphold the fundamental standards of pride, respect and achievement with all learners but also ensure that all students receive the highest standard of bespoke support.

Burnside College is a good school, with outstanding sixth form provision. We put teaching and learning first and are committed to providing a high quality and inclusive learning experience for all. Furthermore, we are committed to the development of staff and you will be joining a supportive school with an excellent environment in which to continue your professional development.

If you would like any further information, or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Daniel Jamieson, Headteacher, c/o

Applying for the job

Please submit the application form accompanied by a covering letter, of no more than two sides of A4, in which you outline your philosophy for English teaching and why you would be a suitable candidate to teach English at Burnside College.

Completed applications should be returned to:
Mrs L Heide
FAO: Mr D Jamieson
Burnside College
St. Peter’s Road
NE28 7LQ

or electronically to
Please contact the school if you require any further information relating to this post.

Telephone: 0191 2598500

More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)
Download an application form - 93.7 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Burnside College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1006 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0191 259 8500

Burnside College is characterised by its strong community spirit and friendly working environment. Respect is one of our core values and is tangible throughout the school. We believe that strong relationships are the fabric of any successful school. Interactions at Burnside between staff, and with pupils, are based on mutual respect and are positive.

The school has been through a considerable period of change in recent years in order to raise standards and provide the best possible quality of education for our pupils. We were delighted that this was recognised in our 2020 Ofsted inspection. Burnside College was acknowledged to be a good school in all areas with outstanding sixth form provision. Staff are proud to work at our school and proud of the young people in our community.

These improvements have been secured through a real team effort between school leaders and staff. We have a relentless focus on teaching and learning and ensure we routinely consider the latest educational thinking in order to reflect on and refine what happens in classrooms. This goes hand in hand with a strong, caring, system of pastoral support and a focus on the personal development of our pupils.

There is an expectation at Burnside that staff will be determined to do the very best for the young people of Wallsend and always work positively, with the best interest of young people at heart. In return the school offers excellent support and professional development. We offer high quality staff training which is personalised to the experience and needs of the individual. A particular strength is the effective programme of support in place for NQTs and early years teachers. School leaders are considerate of the workload and wellbeing of staff, and the school provides good career progression opportunities.

We are looking to recruit staff to our team that are committed to high standards and to improving the life chances of young people. Further details about our school are available on the school website.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Tyne and Wear

Share this job