3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Either September 2024 or January 2025 - both will considered

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Subject

Music

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£34,514.00 - £51,179.00 Annually (Actual) TLR 2D (£7847) + Outer London Weighting + Recruitment incentive (£3000 one off payment)

Head of Music job summary

Do you want to work in a school that values the arts and provides excellent professional development opportunities?

Music is a successful department at The Compton School and is taught at both KS3 and KS4. At The Compton, the Arts are really valued, and earlier this academic year The Compton was awarded the Artsmark Platinum Award to recognise the school's excellent provision and continued commitment to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education for all. Music is taught throughout KS3 rather than on a carousel basis. The two music rooms and six practice rooms are housed within our purpose built arts block. Students work in a purposeful atmosphere and achieve excellent results. The department runs a rich extracurricular programme, often in collaboration with the other arts departments, which includes concerts, festivals, whole school musicals and trips, as well as weekly clubs and ensembles. The previous Head of Music was in post for 17 years, so this is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious Head of Music to build on the strong foundations that have been laid, whilst also bringing their own stamp and perspective.

The Compton School wishes to attract a high-quality applicant who can lead the department through the next phase of its development.

Therefore, a £3000 recruitment incentive payment will be available for a successful candidate applying directly to The Compton School. This is payable after a qualifying period of two full terms in post and includes a 2-year retention period. Please see our attached information sheet for more details.

The School has secured funding to reinvest in the Music department, and therefore this is an excellent time to be joining the school.

Why work at The Compton School?

  • You will be joining a highly successful school with a national profile of excellence in teaching and learning, classroom behaviour, teacher training and student outcomes
  • The Music department at The Compton School is staffed with subject specialists, who use a collaboratively planned curriculum to deliver lessons of outstanding quality to our students everyday
  • We believe in developing our teaching staff to be outstanding classroom teachers and school leaders of the future – if you have ambition to progress your career, we are the school for you.
  • The opportunity to enthuse and develop trainee teachers from The Compton SCITT in developing their subject knowledge.
  • Exceptional professional development: The Compton School works alongside a local Teaching School Hub to deliver key professional development programmes – this provides our staff access to National Professional Qualifications including Senior Leadership, Leading Teaching, Leading Literacy and Headship. The Outstanding Teacher Programme is also a fully funded CPD opportunity which is facilitated on site.
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including a 2-week Autumn half term, 6 scheduled INSET days, staff-run Wellbeing Team, staff socials, a staff choir, cakes in the staffroom every Friday, a cycle-to-work scheme and wellbeing afternoons.

Who are we?

We are a massively oversubscribed school that has had five Outstanding OFSTED inspections in succession, most recently in March 2024. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely put the school within the top 8% of schools nationally for progress.

At The Compton we understand that our brilliant teachers make a difference to the life chances of our students every day by helping them to secure outstanding outcomes. We always strive to appoint the very best teachers and once in post we provide a work place environment that ensures their needs are fully met now and in the future.

The Compton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are proud of our diverse school community, and we are committed to delivering our ethos of 'Excellence for All' in an inclusive and supportive working environment in which everyone is valued. 

Are you the right person to join our team? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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

Commitment to safeguarding

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

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About The Compton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Compton school is part of Middlesex Learning Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust. We are a hugely oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four consecutive outstanding OFSTED reports, the most recent being in January 2018. The Compton has a national profile for excellence in teaching and learning, in leadership, and for student outcomes. It is also a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre and the Headteacher is an experienced National Leader of Education. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely putting the school within the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

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