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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 - L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a unique opportunity to be Shireland CBSO Academy’s first Director of Music. Play a key role in the senior team of this exciting new academy and work with our partners, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, to deliver an outstanding experience for our students academically, musically and pastorally.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading on all aspects of music at the academy, including:

  • Curriculum, assessment and qualifications across all Key Stages
  • Liaison with the CBSO
  • Oversight, management and quality assurance of instrumental and vocal lessons
  • Relationships with a range of external partners, such as primary schools and organisations committed to musical education
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • A programme of performances
  • Engagement in music of students of all backgrounds

They must:

  • Be passionate about improving the lives of the students they serve
  • Be confident in teaching across
  • Role model a commitment to excellence
  • Want to collaborate as part of a team
  • Believe they have both a pastoral and academic responsibility
  • Be flexible and adaptable, rising to the challenge of creating a new Academy
  • Have high standards for students and themselves.

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer:

  • Excellent career development opportunities and access to a comprehensive programme of CPD
  • An ICT-rich environment which allows staff to be innovative in harnessing technology for learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in the opening of a new Academy
  • Staff health and wellbeing package

Further details about the role

Shireland CBSO Academy is an exciting new school opening to Years 7 and 12 in September 2023 and is the first state school in the country to have a partnership with a professional orchestra. Based in Providence Place, West Bromwich, the Academy will work in partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and serve all of Sandwell and the wider West Midlands. The Academy is for all students who have a passion or talent for music – they do not necessarily need to already play an instrument.

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is a recognised leader in education and was founded by three-times Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Shireland Collegiate Academy: Our students will study a full, broad and balanced curriculum, seen through the lens of music. In Year 7, we will follow the ‘Literacy for Life’ model developed by our Trust over the last 15 years: Students learn via a thematic approach to their studies, spending 17 hours a week with the same teacher, enabling them to smoothly transition from primary to secondary school.

In Year 12, students will be part of a cohort of 60 young people studying at least one music A level or equivalent qualification. With many schools no longer offering A level music qualifications, and those that do only having a handful of students, the opportunity to join a cohort of this size who have a common interest in music brings exciting possibilities for collaboration.

Come and meet us and find out more about the Trust, the school and the role at our Secondary Teacher Recruitment Event. Wednesday 11 January 2023, 4.30pm – 7.00pm at West Bromwich Collegiate Academy, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich.

To register please email: recruitment@shirelandcat.net

Commitment to safeguarding

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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