9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR & TLR2B

What skills and experience we're looking for

Copthall School is looking to appoint an energetic and passionate Curriculum Leader of Music to lead our thriving Music department. All students in Years 7-9 are taught Music twice fortnightly, and at Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to study GCSE Music. At Key Stage 5, we intend to offer pathways into either A levels or vocational options,depending on the skills and uptake of our students.

Our students enthusiastically participate in an inspiring range of extra-curricular activities, performances, trips and events, which the school promotes and values. This includes opportunities to develop musical proficiency as part of our fortnightly ‘Enrichment Wednesday’ offer, where classes have included African drumming. Weekly instrumental and vocal lessons are offered, which support the curriculum and engagement in wider opportunities.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated teacher who shares ourdesire for celebrating creativity, diversity and inspiring a love of the Performing arts.The successful candidate will make a wide and varied contribution to overall life at our school while also maintaining the high profile of the Performing Arts.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Drama and Dance department where students also have two fortnightly lessons, with the opportunity to study GCSEs in these subject at KS4. At Key Stage 5, we intend to offer pathways into either A levels or vocational options for these subjects, depending on the skills and uptake of our students.

There is also a potential leadership of the Performing Arts Faculty responsibility with commensurate TLR. This will involve leading and overseeing a dedicated team of staff and ensuring the excellent teaching ofDance, Drama and Music throughout Key stages 3-5. Candidates wishing to be considered for a Faculty leadership responsibility are encouraged to express this in their personal statement, outlining relevant experience.

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • An ability to deliver consistently high quality of teaching, learning and assessment across Key Stages 3, 4 and possibly 5
  • A proven track record or the potential to secure excellent student outcomes in Music GCSE examinations
  • A commitment to championing our students to ensure that regardless of their starting point, they are able to make excellent progress
  • A commitment to developing curriculum and enrichment activities within the Music department and Performing Arts team
  • Will raise the profile of Music across the school and the wider community

We Offer:

  • An ethos of high expectations for students and staff.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • A strong commitment to the professional development of all staff through our CPL Wednesday programme
  • A well-being package which includes a well-being day for every member of staff.

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms:https://www.copthallschool.org.uk/238/news-events. Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school. We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides anenvironment for staff to thrive anddevelop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:https://360imagephotography.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/Copthall+School/index.htm

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website:https://www.copthallschool.org.uk/219/staff-recruitment or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email torecruitment@copthall.barnet.sch.uk.

Closing date: Friday 26thApril 2024 12 noonThe school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

What the school offers its staff

We Offer:

  • An ethos of high expectations for students and staff.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • A strong commitment to the professional development of all staff through our CPL Wednesday programme
  • A well-being package which includes a well-being day for every member of staff.


Commitment to safeguarding

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

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About Copthall School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
962 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02089591937

We are an exceptionally diverse, comprehensive, inclusive school rooted in the local community which over the past five years has seen superb outcomes for our young people. We believe that all students can achieve highly regardless of their starting points. Our commitment to this belief underpins all aspects of our work with students, staff and families.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms: https://www.copthallschool.org.uk/238/news-events. Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school. We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides an environment for staff to thrive and develop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Arranging a visit to Copthall School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@copthall.barnet.sch.uk.

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