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Head of Music

Gordano School, Bristol

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are seeking an inspirational, well-qualified and highly motivated Head of Music on a full time contract to lead our Music provision both within and beyond the classroom. The role demands someone with real conviction about the role of Music in education, a strong track record in the classroom, and who has the experience and commitment to lead in the delivery of the high quality and broad extra-curricular programme, including musical direction for school productions.
The successful candidate will:
• be an excellent classroom teacher with a very strong understanding of effective teaching and learning in Music
• be able to lead a high quality Music curriculum across the age range 11-18
• lead in the delivery of extra-curricular Music opportunities and productions
• be able to enthuse, engage and motivate students and teachers
• be a strong team player in the Creative Arts Faculty and beyond
• Show flexibility, innovation and intelligence in responding to the needs of the pupils and School as a whole

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Employee benefits

TLR2b equivalent to £4,786 pa

Applying for the job

Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman at recruitment@gordanoschool.org.uk by:
Closing date: noon, Thursday 25th February 2021
Interview date: Monday 8th March 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1945 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Gordano School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response of our brilliant staff, children and families in response to the Covid pandemic.

School location

St Mary's Road, Bristol, BS20 7QR

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