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Head of Music

Thorns Collegiate Academy, Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Music
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary TMS/UPS

Job summary

We wish to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic Head of Music to join our successful Arts Faculty team.

Post Summary

• To be accountable for the learning and achievement of all students studying Music.

• To provide high quality leadership and management for Music education within the Academy.

• To develop effective partnership working with other staff to secure high levels of student progress.

Duties and responsibilities:-

• Support the Head of Performance in his/her key role and undertake reasonable tasks requested.

• To ensure high standards of learning and teaching and academic attainment and progress for all students within the curriculum area.

• To implement an effective assessment system within the curriculum area in question.

• To work with colleagues to develop innovative and engaging schemes of work, lesson plans and related learning resources that accelerate student progress.

• To take a significant part in the development, delivery and the promotion of the
Curriculum Area, supporting with Academy productions and performances.

• To deliver, coordinate and manage in house instrumental lessons

• Oversee the financial aspect of instrumental lessons

• To assist in the management of the resources of the Department within the limits of the delegated budget and in accordance with the Academy’s financial procedures.

• To support the implementation of quality assurance systems, including regular learning observations.

• To contribute to the co-ordination and implementation of the Academy’s enrichment curriculum.

• To undertake and support subject-specific staff training and professional development within the curriculum area in question.

• To support the development of the use of ICT within the curriculum area.

• To contribute to the Academy Development Plan and self-evaluation processes as required.

• To work with all members of the Behaviour Team when student’s progress is limited by negative attitudes, misbehaviour, unsatisfactory attendance and punctuality, long term illness or other factors so that effective appropriate intervention strategies can be put into place

The successful candidate will:
• Have the ability to teach Music and motivate students across all ability ranges and key stages

• Have knowledge of Key Stage 4 accredited courses and in particular the RSL Music qualification taking accountability for progress and grades

• Be a consistently good/outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations

• An exceptional classroom practitioner with high expectations

• Able to inspire and enthuse students

• Committed to raising standards for all

• Contribute towards Academy productions and Academy events

• Co-ordinate and deliver in house instrumental peripatetic lessons and oversee the financial aspect of instrumental lessons

In return we will offer:

• Music rooms including a suite of Mac computers which will inspire outstanding teaching and learning

• Excellent career development opportunities and access to a comprehensive programme of CPD.

• An ICT rich environment which allows staff to be innovative in harnessing technology for learning

Employee benefits

TLR 2.2

Applying for the job

For more information and an application form please visits https://www.shirelandcat.org.uk/the-academy/working-for-us

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 878 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Contact email HR@collegiateacademy.org.uk
Contact phone number 0121 565 8891

About Thorns Collegiate Academy

Thorns Collegiate Academy is part of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust providing staff with opportunities to progress both within the school, and across the Trust.

School location

Stockwell Avenue, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 2NU

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