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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Music

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

ECT (M1) - UPS3

Additional allowances

TLR 2a - £3213

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a permanent, full-time Head of Music. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in music and must have strong interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humour. We require a teacher who can build excellent relationships with staff and students. This requires a warm personality and genuine caring interest in staff and young people.

A commitment to the extra-curricular life of the school is essential, including support for performing arts productions and band practice.

Subject knowledge is important, as is an up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in music. The successful candidate will thoroughly enjoy teaching their subject and understand the importance of music in contributing to our students’ wider development. Our music department is strong with a history of good outcomes over many years. It will be an advantage to have a recent history of teaching GCSE music.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we offer lower than average teaching loads, a flexible working arrangement, a wellbeing week and a strong commitment to staff wellbeing (social events, additional payed activities and opportunities to earn time off in lieu). We have also recently introduced a BUPA private medical insurance scheme.

The general staff body is very stable and experienced. We have a highly committed team who always ‘go the extra mile’ for the school and community. All staff are expected to contribute to the development of new resources and to work collaboratively with others. We also offer excellent professional development opportunities and a wide range of facilities.

The school was inspected in 2019 remains ‘Good’ following a Section 8 Ofsted Inspection. Outcomes are also strong at our school. We consider many aspects of our provision to be excellent and we are now working to secure even further improvements at the school.

Standards of student behaviour are very good and families are generally very supportive. Poor student choices always come with proportionate consequences. As a new member of staff, you will find the school to be an extremely welcoming environment to teach in.

The school adheres to all safer recruitment practices.

This is a superb opportunity to come and join a school where you will make a genuine difference as well as having a great work / life balance.

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)
medical
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 Salendine Nook High School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1403 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
heb@snhs.uk

Salendine Nook High School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary 11-16 school situated in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Attainment in entry is higher than average in all year groups. Over half of the students on roll come to us with high prior attainment based upon Key Stage 2 SATs. Our students generally arrive with high levels of literacy and numeracy. This means that expectations are high in terms of expected progress over the five years of secondary education. The parent body is also generally very supportive. We are a larger than average secondary school providing approximately 1350 places for students. The school is oversubscribed in all year groups.
The school converted to academy status in February 2012. It is sponsored by a single-academy trust called the Salendine Nook Academy Trust.

Arranging a visit to Salendine Nook High School Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email heb@snhs.uk.

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