EXPIRED

This job expired on 7 December 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    7 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

Music

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR

Director of Learning for Music job summary

About Rugby Free Secondary School

‘Pupils benefit from a school community that includes pupils from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures. There is a culture in which pupils see these differences as a positive thing. Uniqueness is valued and celebrated. Pupils feel confident ‘to be themselves’ at Rugby Free Secondary School. (Ofsted ‘Good’: July 2021)’

At Rugby Free Secondary School, we aim to foster kindness and pride, whilst maximising our academic and personal potential. We believe that all of our students should be happy and safe, whilst demonstrating the limitless endeavour and resilience required to succeed by striving for excellence. To achieve these goals, our school ethos is underpinned by the foundations of mutual respect, positive relationships and genuine curiosity.

This is encompassed in our educational philosophy of creating more articulate, organised and progressive learners, and the desire to create both independent and collaborative learners who are proud to be educated at Rugby Free Secondary School.

Alongside this, we focus on broadening our students’ core subject knowledge and understanding of the wider world. As a consequence, quality-first Teaching and Learning is at the centre of our school’s ethos, and is the key priority for all staff. Our aim is for teachers to deliver high-quality lessons to all year groups, whilst also being supported to develop through pertinent and purposeful internal and external CPD that is bespoke.

Learning is integral to everything we do at RFSS. We ensure that all of our students, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability, receive the best possible learning experiences, to enable them to achieve and maximise their potential. Here at RFSS, we continually support students to develop a love of learning to help them become learners for life, in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills that they will need in the real-world. This is also the case with our teaching staff, who continuously develop and update their own pedagogical practices, through Action Research projects and other bespoke professional development sessions.

Please find below link to our website with the latest Ofsted report when we were graded as ‘Good’.

https://www.rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk/ofsted

Our Values are:

  • Kindness – The quality of friendliness, generosity, consideration, honesty
  • Collaboration – The belief that working and learning with others will lead to greater success
  • Curiosity – A strong desire to know and to learn
  • Resilience - The ability to recover quickly and learn from the difficulties we face
  • Respect - To appreciate the importance of understanding and admiration for others and self
  • Endeavour - The belief that hard work is needed to achieve something we can be proud of

We are looking for that unique candidate who will look to build on the progress and profile of our Music department, whilst bringing new ideas and skills to the team. The successful person must have desire to influence curriculum design and the implementation of this. The candidate must want to make a significant difference to students’ life chances and achievements and to ensure that they are ‘set for life’. Our facilities include three Music classrooms, music technology equipment and a recording studio.

We are keen to hear from middle and senior leaders who are invested in developing themselves as school leaders. Developing exceptional leaders is key to the success of our ambitious school and investment in your development will include the NPQ training.

If you want to support and lead teachers who give their best every day, then we want to hear from you. We know that the key to helping our students achieve their individual best is high quality teaching. As a teacher you will have demonstrable experience of getting the most out of your students and as a middle/senior leader you will have visible passion for supporting school wide initiatives to be excellent.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Have a passion for music which is evident in your teaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently deliver excellent learning experiences for students
  • Have an understanding of how to promote effective and inclusive teaching and learning
  • Evident success in raising student achievement across a broad range of abilities through successful assessment, monitoring and evaluation of student progress, and the range of strategies that could be used to address underachievement
  • Possess good communication skills with students, colleagues and parents and carers
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to undertake Continuing Professional Development to inform teaching

If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to take us forward at this exciting time, then please get in touch.To arrange an informal discussion or visit to the school, please contact us on megan.jones@rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk.


Closing date 07.12.2023


Safeguarding

  • To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
  • To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
  • To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff.

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Rugby Free Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1099 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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