Head of Music

Ark Soane Academy, London, W3 8EA

3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£53,456 - £58,124

Pay scale

Ark Leadership L1- L5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualification criteria • Strong A Levels or equivalent • Qualified to degree level and above — preferably in music - to include both theory and music technology • Qualified to teach and work in the UK Experience • Mastery of and enthusiasm for music • Knowledge of the national secondary education system, examinations and curriculum • Excellent understanding of both subject and general teaching pedagogy • Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement • Experience of interpreting student data to drive lesson planning and student progress • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging environment • Experience of leading successful enrichment which inspires and motivates learners • Experience of leading a peripatetic music programme • Effective and systematic behaviour management

What the school offers its staff

You can look forward to joining an exceptionally warm, collaborative and experienced team.

You can expect the highest levels of dedication and commitment from your students and unwavering support from the school leadership team in securing this.

Our staff are committed subject experts and are given the capacity and the training to ensure that their curriculum delivers knowledge-rich mastery through effective planning and intellectual preparation.

We believe that every member of staff deserves to be developed, and regular, low-stakes feedback ensures all teachers can develop.

As aproud member of thenetwork, we offer:

• Twice as many training days as standard

• Weekly staff training designed to meet the needs of the school

• Coaching for every teacher

• Protected co-planning time

• Access to high-quality, regular professional development

• Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

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About Ark Soane Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 74308876

Ark Soane Academy is a new secondary school in Acton which opened in September 2021 to 180 year 7 students. We will continue to grow by 180 students each year until reaching full capacity in 2028. In September 2022 we will move into our new building with dedicated PE facilities enabling us to build an exceptional PE department and ensuring that our ambition for sports matches our academic ambition for the school. Ark Soane Academy seeks to redefine what is possible in education: by insisting on the highest standards of behaviour; by delivering an immaculately planned and highly academic curriculum exceptionally well; and by providing our students with a compelling aspiration-raising ethos we seek to transform the future of students in a highly deprived community. Our teachers are supported to uphold the very highest standards of behaviour through centralised systems, and to teach exceptional lessons through shared planning. Ark Soane Academy is part of Ark, one of the UK’s most successful school groups, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.

Arranging a visit to Ark Soane Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email m.malve@arksoane.org.

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