Head of Music

Turing House School, Twickenham, TW2 6LH

13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS1 to UPS3 with TLR2a

Head of Music job summary

Are you passionate about teaching? Are you looking for an inspirational school that provides the rare opportunities that a growing school does? Do you want to be supported in your career development? Then come and join us at Turing House School.

Turing House School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Head of Music to join our dynamic and energetic team in November 2022 or January 2023. This role is suitable for a candidate with leadership experience or ready for the next stage in their career. We have recently moved to our new permanent site with state of the art facilities, including two designated music rooms on the ground floor with five music practise rooms. You will join us at an exciting time, with our first full academic year on our new site.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the personality, drive and skills to lead and develop the department.
  • Be a practitioner who leads by example with the ability to teach inspirational lessons across the key stages.
  • Be flexible, dedicated and passionate about delivering exceptional learning experiences and ensuring all students achieve the best possible outcomes.

Why work for Turing House School:

  • In April 2022, we are moved into our new permanent site in Whitton with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other.
  • All staff are proud to be part of the school and feel supported by the open-door policy of Senior Leadership who genuinely want to see you succeed and thrive.
  • Please see our website or this link for our virtual open evening/morning events: Turing House School Open Events
  • Excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development with cross trust support from RET and training catered to support your individual career.
  • Staff wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s priorities. Happy teachers make a happy school.
  • Staff benefits include a laptop for all teaching staff, free flu jab, staff exercise sessions, regular social events, weekly staff bulletins and staff appreciation shout out board.
  • To be part of an 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in many subject areas. Our sixth form opened in September 2020.
  • Free tea and coffee in the staffroom as well as free delicious meals from our catering company on days where you carry out break or lunch duties.

Here’s what Ofsted have to say:

“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Staff are enthusiastic and enjoy working in the school. There is strong sense of teamwork across the whole school community.”

“Leaders have established an open culture at the school where there is a clear sense of teamwork and community across staff and pupils alike. Everyone takes pride in the school. It is a welcoming and vibrant place. High expectations across the school have secured high standards of behaviour.”

Teachers’ Testimonials:

“Behaviour is exceptional. Motivation is high. There is a lot of enthusiasm and aspiration to do well in class. Most students are following expectations and are caring about their work outside of the classroom. I get to eat lunch and have time away from screens. This has had a huge improvement on my own health and my lessons.”

“Staff are incredibly supportive and positive. Expectations are made clear and help is always at hand. Students are incredibly self-motivated and behaviour is minimal.”

Parent Testimonial:

“I think Turing House is a fabulous school full of hard-working, dedicated and inspirational staff and students. Thank you for everything you do for the school, it is very much appreciated”.

Choosing the right new school to work in is as important to you as choosing the right new staff is for us. Please visit our website to find out more about us and to download a recruitment pack.

The closing date for all applications is midday on Thursday 1st September. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the arrangements by email and telephone. Interviews will take place soon after.

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. Turing House School is an equal opportunity employer. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

Additional allowances

TLR2a is £2873

Applying for the job

Please visit our school website's vacancies page and download a recruitment pack and email the completed application form and supporting statement to vacancies@turinghouseschool.org.uk

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Turing House School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
729 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
02080696100

Turing House School is an inspirational growing 11-19 secondary school. This September we welcomed our second cohort into our sixth form and we now have years 7 to 13. Our first six years have established us as a successful and exceptionally popular school, being oversubscribed with waiting lists for each year group. In May 2018, we were delighted when Ofsted judged as good overall with outstanding leadership and management as well as personal development, behaviour and welfare. In April 2022, we moved to our new permanent site, with state of the art facilities.

You will join us at an exciting time with the first academic year on our new site, providing an opportunity for an inspirational teacher to make a mark on the new school and develop your career with us.

Arranging a visit to Turing House School

If you would like to visit the school, please email vacancies@turinghouseschool.org.uk or call 020 80696100

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