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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024 or 1st January 2025

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time, term time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

TLR2A £7,847 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Music - Cambourne Village College and Cambourne Sixth Form

We are seeking to appoint a skillful, enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Music from September 2024 or January 2025.

· To oversee the planning for and implementation of high-quality curricula and teaching programmes at KS3, KS4 and KS5 · To lead and support a range of extra-curricular musical experiences for pupils · To ensure that music and musical performance is a prominent and celebrated part of college life · To ensure that all pupils have access to learning an instrument and taking part in musical experiences · To line manage the TLR holder responsible for the implementation of peripatetic instrumental teaching · To oversee the excellent progress and achievement of all pupils within the subject areas, including effective tracking and recording · To ensure that communication with parents is maintained as appropriate to enhance pupil progress, including overseeing reporting arrangements and parents’ consultation events · To maintain a commitment to innovation and continuous development within the subject area · To make full and appropriate use of technologies in line with College policy, to enhance teaching and learning and home/school communication · To ensure that whole-school strategies are fully and appropriately implemented within the subject area · To liaise with other key personnel within the College as necessary · To ensure best practice in budgeting for, and resourcing, the department.

What the school offers its staff


We offer the following benefits, designed to promote your wellbeing and make your time with The Cam Academy Trust satisfying and rewarding.

Core benefits

  • Holiday – Up to 30 days’ paid holiday a year plus bank holidays for full time non-teaching staff (statutory leave for teaching staff)
  • Paid leave – enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and adoption leave pay (linked to service) and paid leave for unforeseen personal situations
  • Pension – a generous defined benefit pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Death in service payment – lump sum payment and an ongoing pension for your partner & children (subject to conditions & membership of our pension scheme)

Health and wellbeing

  • Employee counselling and support – free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues, as well as problems affecting your home life
  • Wellbeing groups – arrangements may differ from school to school (secondary school staff)
  • Environment – good working environment with excellent facilities (facilities may differ from school to school)

Professional development

  • Professional development – full and part-funded training courses and a wide range of learning opportunities available to all staff

Employee discounts

  • Car parking – free and on-site
  • Cycle-to-work scheme – save £££ on a new bike and accessories
  • Subsidised membership to the Chartered College of Teaching (teaching staff)

Work-life balance

  • Flexible working – all staff can make a request to work flexibly
  • Teacher cover - We have Cover Supervisors reducing the amount of cover required by teachers and PPA periods are on timetables and not used for cover purposes (school teaching staff)

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)
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 Cambourne Village College

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1305 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address

Cambourne Village College, an academy of The Cam Academy Trust, opened in brand new premises in September 2013 with just five forms of Year 7 pupils. Serving one of the fastest-growing communities in the UK, we now have more than 1300 pupils on roll, with major further expansion planned, including the opening of our new sixth form centre in September 2024.

The College has enjoyed remarkable success since opening, gaining an early Ofsted Outstanding rating along with designation as a Leading Edge School. Our pupils achieve excellent results in public examinations via a curriculum designed to offer maximum breadth and opportunity for all abilities. Our extra-curricular offer is also outstanding: annual musical drama performances, termly concerts, a wide range of competitive and recreational sporting activities, and many further clubs and events are on offer. In 2019, we were granted the International School Award by the British Council and are looking forward to re-launching our programme of international visits and exchanges this year.

We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive school for our pupils and also to fulfil our Village College ethos in serving the whole community: we support an active adult education programme and more than 30 local groups and organisations make use of the school’s facilities, out of hours. This unusual commitment to our local community was a key factor in our winning a prestigious Silver Award in the ‘Making a Difference’ category of the Pearson School of the Year celebrations in 2018.

Arranging a visit to Cambourne Village College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@cambournevc.org.

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