Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Our Music Department has been transformed over the past few years by our current curriculum leader who is leaving for promotion and to work in a larger school. Therefore, we are seeking a highly motivatedand dedicated Curriculum Leader of Musicwith a love of education to encourage all pupils to make progress in this subject. There are currently 3 highly committed teachers who strive for excellence, and foster a love for music, contributing to the wider academic life of the school.

The music department comprises of two dedicated teaching rooms with three practice rooms. One room is set up for performance and the other for more traditional teaching with a full set of computers equipped with Sibelius software. As a school we support music tuition across the school, host music concerts throughout the year, and we are proud of our annual Year 7 tutor choir competition where all 210 pupils take part. A recent HMI research visit was very proud of the work within music and its contribution to the wider school ethos.

Commitment, hard work and passion are highly valued attributes at Cove School. We value and support our staff andyou'll have the chance to develop your skills with a comprehensive and varied Professional Studies Programme. Cove School has a ‘vibrant and thriving CPD programme’ (Ofsted 2018)

We are looking to appoint a colleague who will:

  • Engage, enthuse, motivate and challenge pupils in order for them to excel academically
  • Have relentlessly high expectations of themselves and pupils
  • Have excellent subject knowledge
  • Be willing to teach across the full age range of pupils;year 7 to year 11
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Department and wider school through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional studies programme
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including, setting and marking examinations, attending departmental meetings and undertaking administrative and other tasks.
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Support the schools’ aims and objectives for teaching and learning
  • Adhere to and promote all school policies and procedures

Person Specification:

  • Good level degree in a directly related subject (desirable)
  • Thorough knowledge of the (13-16) subject Curriculum (GCSE)
  • Recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, or equivalent experience
  • Awareness of Safeguarding requirements and good practice
  • Good level of IT literacy
  • Be capable of delivering inspirational and informative lessons to the full age and ability range of pupils at the school
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with pupils
  • Excellent and effective classroom management skills
  • Have excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • Be organised and self-motivated, with a proven record for meeting targets and deadlines
  • Have a good sense of humour

What the school offers its staff

  • Access to an exceptional Professional Studies Programme
  • Access to CPD from PiXL, Hampshire Local Authority, Subject Specific CPD and an in-house CPD
  • To be part of a school which has a real ‘team approach’ where you will be valued and supported
  • A dedicated Behaviour Team that supports teachers with behaviour around the school site daily, run internal exclusions and detentions
  • A well-resourced curriculum area including your own laptop
  • Contribution to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme
  • A dedicated Teaching and Learning training room
  • Plenty of car parking space on the school site
  • A staff room with complimentary refreshments and food provided on whole school events such as Parents’ Evenings

Commitment to safeguarding

Cove School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
As part of Keeping Children Safe in Education we may perform an online search as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates. This search could be carried out across publicly accessible social media platforms, blogs, or professional networks.

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About Cove School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
961 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 542397

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