Head of Music and Drama - Kendrick School

Kendrick School, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5BN

5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    28 February 2023

  • Closing date

    14 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685 Per Year

Additional allowances

TLR Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Maternity Cover - At least 0.8FTE. Job share would be considered.
TLR Allowance to be agreed.
For end of February 2023 to at least December 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Head of Music and Drama to cover a maternity leave at this successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in Reading. Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.

Applicants need to be able to teach Music to A Level and Drama to GCSE.

Music plays an important role in the life of Kendrick. Approximately 70% of students learn an instrument privately, at school, or with Berkshire Maestros. Central to the work of everyone in the Music Department is a desire to encourage students to give their very best at whatever level they can achieve.

The result is a large number of students involved in musical activities of one kind or another and of a very high quality, culminating in the almost professional standards of some of the most able students.

This position may suit a teacher who has at least two or three years’ experience, has aspirations to lead a department and can be mentored towards this role; or a more experienced teacher ready to take on a key departmental leadership position.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community, with students who are engaging, cooperative and eager to learn. Benefits include free car parking, a contributory pension scheme, training and development and use of the swimming pool and sporting facilities.

What the school offers its staff

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the school website - https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.uk or obtained by emailing Amanda Emberson-Powney aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk

All completed applications must be submitted by 9am on Thursday 15th December 2022.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th January 2023 (provisional)

We reserve the right to close the application process if a suitable applicant applies and is appointed.

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer

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About Kendrick School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status situated in the centre of Reading. Kendrick has an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements and is acknowledged as being one of the very best state schools in the country; it is a centre of excellence for girls’ education and an outstanding school. Year on year Kendrick has been acknowledged for being in the top 5% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Arranging a visit to Kendrick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

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