Head of Music

The Matthew Arnold School, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey


Job details

Subject Music
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635

Job summary

Are you looking to develop music within a good school? Have you the drive and passion to enthuse students within your subject? Are you able to provide a curriculum that is engaging and challenging?

The Matthew Arnold School, part of the Bourne Education Trust, is looking to recruit a full-time and permanent Head of Music to add music to an expanding curriculum.

Successful candidates will be looking to join a good school (Ofsted 2018) with a tangible thirst for success.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

 Ability to enthuse, inspire and develop staff and student
 Ability to challenge, motivate and empower staff and students
 Proven track record of raising standards
 Ability to manage resources efficiently
 Genuine enjoyment of working with young people
 Understanding of and commitment to inclusion for all
 Ability to establish and develop a stretching curriculum
 Commitment to excellence and the ability to lead by example in terms of teaching and learning
 Knowledge and understanding of recent developments in learning and teaching
 Knowledge of local, national and international developments in the subject area
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
 Commitment to working as a team player
 Commitment to supporting and promoting the extra-curricular life of the school
 Boundless enthusiasm and a positive outlook
 Capacity to work very hard under pressure

Employee benefits

The school offers valuable opportunities for cross-Trust development of promotion.

If you join The Matthew Arnold School you will be working in a school that:

 Is rapidly improving and offers career development and leadership opportunities
 Gives responsibility to its staff and allows them to use their initiative and flourish accordingly
 Has an open-door policy and culture of sharing
 Provides access to our multi-academy trust and the opportunities that brings
 Has a young and vibrant staff team
 Operates a shorter academic year than most including a two-week autumn half-term

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 696 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Matthew Arnold School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email mhall@matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk

About The Matthew Arnold School

School location

Kingston Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 1PF