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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 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

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR available for the right candidate for pastoral responsibility

Additional allowances

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR available for the right candidate for pastoral responsibility

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a great opportunity for aHead of Department - Musicto join our collaborative team from September 2024. Mascalls Academy is incredibly proud to have been awarded a National Area of Excellence for our Creative Arts in our last review. Our regular bill of performances are supported by a wide range of subject areas including Dance, Music and Art. They are always attended by a large number of our school community, all with the intention of celebrating the talent and hard work of our wonderful students. This year we have celebrated our inaugural 'OnMas' festival where singers, bands, individual musicians, rappers have all performed on the festival stage for our school community to watch, dance and celebrate their talents.

The Music department sits within Performing Arts alongside Dance and Drama and is a vibrant and incredibly well organised department with a host of talent across the team.

We pride ourselves on strong leadership, excellent outcomes and high expectations of all. Our curriculum is engaging and structured to build, interleave and consolidate the skills needed to prepare students for success and for life! Our ideal candidate will have the drive to deliver outstanding results across the key stages.

Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;

  • Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy;
  • High levels of focus in students;
  • Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best;
  • Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff;

What the school offers its staff

Working at Mascalls Academy:Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

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Our commitment to safeguarding:Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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 Mascalls Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1356 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

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