7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPR/UPR + TLR2a (£3,017.00)

Additional allowances

TLR2a (£3,017.00)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a subject leader who is:

  • a dedicated and passionate teacher who has resilience and a strong, positive work ethic
  • an individual with the ability to teach across the full age and ability range in Music, with proven success of delivering excellent outcomes for students
  • committed to providing high quality lessons to engage, challenge and inspire our students
  • a colleague who is inspirational to colleagues and students and committed to sharing best practice

  • able to support and challenge and hold colleagues to account to deliver excellent outcomes
  • committed to demonstrating high levels of presence, impact, transparency, integrity and emotional intelligence
  • able to work collaboratively with a range of internal teams and external partners
  • committed to extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities

What the school offers its staff

In return for your commitment we can offer:

  • the opportunity to make a real difference at a growing and improving school and as part of the wider Trust
  • personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth and developing individual career paths
  • a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care
  • a committed and enthusiastic staff
  • very supportive colleagues in the Senior Leadership Team and Trust Executive
  • a location in beautiful Skipton with good transport links to the rest of Craven, Leeds and Bradford

Further details about the role

This is a significant middle leadership role; as Head of Department you will lead on all aspects of creative arts teaching and will be accountable for the progress and attainment of all students within the subject area and across the key stages. We will expect you to continue to develop a relevant, engaging and differentiated curriculum, to bring fresh ideas and have an unswerving commitment to further drive up standards. You will lead on initiatives within creative arts and will become a key player in supporting our whole school vision where every student achieves their full potential.

You will have expert subject knowledge and a strong and positive work ethic to lead our creative arts provision so that all students achieve their full potential through consistently excellent teaching. Working collaboratively, you will be inspirational to both students and colleagues, and will be committed to sharing best practice and contributing to enrichment, intervention and the development of the department.

Commitment to safeguarding

Moorlands Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome. All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.

Applying for the job

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About The Skipton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01756 792965

The Skipton Academy is a vibrant 11-16 comprehensive school which is rapidly growing and expanding in size; pupil numbers have increased recently to such a degree that we now need to expand our staffing across a range of subject areas. We are committed to our ethos of “Belong Challenge Inspire” and this has been key to the improvements in every aspect of the school. Our dedicated staff are fully committed to this ethos and have bought into a common goal and support each other to make The Skipton Academy a vibrant and positive place to work.

Arranging a visit to The Skipton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email v.okeefe@theskiptonacademy.co.uk.

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