Programme Leader Music - Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


Job details

Subject Music
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Upper pay range 1 to Main pay range 3, £36,646 to £39,406

Job summary

Red Kite Learning Trust is seeking to recruit a talented, professional and highly motivated Programme Leader of Music at Harrogate Grammar School. Harrogate Grammar School is an outstanding Teaching School with an extensive variety of opportunities for staff development through the Red Kite Learning Trust.

The school is extremely proud of the music department and the facilities available to all our students. The Faculty of Performing Arts is comprised of Music and Drama and has eight teaching staff within the faculty (four of which are in music), support staff, as well a host of peripatetic staff offering instrumental, singing and LAMDA lessons. This is a vibrant team in which huge pride is taken in curricular and extracurricular provision.

Resources and accommodation within the department are fully equipped and, in addition to teaching rooms, include a recording studio and three large performing areas. Results in the faculty continue to be excellent which reflects the teaching, support staff and extra-curricular opportunities available for all students.

We are very proud of our reputation for academic excellence but also for the superb pastoral care our students receive and the support we provide for the less academically able. We now want your help to enable us to go beyond ‘outstanding’ and help us to live up to our motto of ‘excellence for all.’

Located in the beautiful North Yorkshire spa town, regularly voted the happiest place to live and work in Britain. A great place to work and learn. The post would be ideal for you if you are forward looking, energetic and looking to develop your teaching experience.

We are confident our school provides an exceptional teaching environment and we would encourage you to come and see for yourself what is on offer.

If we can help in providing any other information you might need in advance of your application, or if you require further details of our reward package please do contact the HR team: or Tel: (01423) 531127.

For more details and access to our on-line application form, please visit
Closing Date: Monday 11th March 2019 at 9am.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level qualification plus PGCE is essential.
Further post-graduate study of education/music is desirable.
Recent leadership training is desirable.

Essential qualifications

Degree level qualification plus PGCE is essential.

Essential skills and experience

Experience of more than one school.
Successful experience of raising standards at middle management level.
Successful experience of managing whole school improvement in a secondary school. (desirable).
Successful experience of monitoring teaching and learning.
Successful experience of leading, motivating and monitoring other members of staff.

Employee benefits

Salary in line with National Pay Scales plus TLR 1b. Access to TPS and a wider reward package of staff benefits available.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1961 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harrogate Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ