Head of Music The Matthew Arnold School, Staines, Surrey

Job description

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

About The Matthew Arnold School

Part of the Bourne Education Trust

Kingston Road, Staines, Surrey, TW18 1PF
The Matthew Arnold School website (opens in a new window)