Head of Music

Alperton Community School, Wembley, Middlesex


Job details

Subjects Music, Music, Music
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 6 to Upper pay range 3, £46,042 to £54,537

Job summary

• To raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the whole curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress.
• To be accountable for student progress and development within the subject area.
• To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.
• To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the subject, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Headteacher of the school
• To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject/curriculum area.
• To effectively manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department to support the designated curriculum portfolio.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Experience of teaching all or most of the age range served by the School (11 – 18)

Participation in in-service courses and further professional study

Essential skills and experience

To lead the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in the subject / curriculum area.

The day-to-day management, control and operation of course provision within the curriculum area, including effective deployment of staff and physical resources.

To actively monitor and follow up student progress

To work with colleagues to formulate aims, objectives and strategic plans for the subject / curriculum area which have coherence and relevance to the needs of students and to the aims, objectives and strategic plans of the School.

To lead and manage the business planning function of the subject/curriculum area and to ensure that the planning activities of the subject reflect the needs of students within the subject area, SIP/SAP and the aims and objectives of the School.

Employee benefits

On-going extensive CPD programme
Ride to work scheme

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1543 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Alperton Community School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email HR@alperton.brent.sch.uk

About Alperton Community School

We are a large, mixed, 11-18 academy with over 300 students in our sixth form. Due to our increased popularity as a school, we expanded our roll to 12 form-entry in September 2018. Alperton Community School is proud to be an inclusive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our students are very well behaved, work hard and are ambitious to succeed. Our most recent Ofsted rating recognised the school as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management.

Student progress at GCSE and A Level has been above national averages for the last three years with disadvantaged students performing well above national averages. Our progress 8 score has been consistently “above average” for the last three years. We also see high numbers of our students progress to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. Student attendance and the percentage of students who remain in education, employment or training are also well above national averages.

We are very fortunate to have a brand new school building. The new building has 83 classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms, a Dance Studio, an Activity Studio, an enormous Sports Hall and three outdoor MUGAs. Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art ICT facilities. We are very fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces which are set aside for break and lunchtime activities.

Our school has become internationally recognised following the success of our Art and Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou who won the $1million Global Teacher Prize 2018. The school was shortlisted for the TES School of the Year 2018 and won the TES Maths Team of the Year 2017. We are one of only four schools in the country to hold the Platinum Professional Development Mark and one of only 100 schools to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.

School location

Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4JE