Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    Easter 24 or Sept 24

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) Plus TLR2(1) of £3,214pa

Subject Leader, Music and Drama job summary

Music and Drama are central to our curriculum. This is a school with great students and ambitious, talented staff, who aim to develop students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible.


Do you want to work in a school that:

  • Is friendly and community centred, where staff genuinely feel part of a team. 'The school is mindful of staff workload and well-being. It provides high-quality training and support. Staff recognise this and they feel valued and respected' (Ofsted 2023).

  • Places staff well-being at the heart of everything we do.

  • Has a full time Instructional Coach who works with staff to develop their practice through selecting specific teaching goals that maximise student learning.

  • Has an ‘aspirational and appropriate curriculum for all’ (Ofsted 2023).

  • Has students who behave well in lessons (Ofsted 2023) so teachers can teach and students can learn.

  • Prioritises high quality bespoke CPLD as well as opportunities for collaboration and support across a successful and highly respected multi academy trust.

  • Is well resourced and where each teacher has their own classroom complete with interactive screen as well as a Chromebook.

We value the role that Music and Drama plays in our young people’s education. We are looking for an inspiring individual to join our school community, lead and develop the department and contribute to the life chances of the young people in our school community. Music and Drama are taught as discrete subjects from year 7 with specialist rooms and a recording studio and we have strong links with other Music and Drama departments in other schools within our Trust as well as with the local Music service.The school offers a varied and program of extra-curricular activities as well as superb school shows. The successful candidate will join a small and dedicated team and play a significant role in growing Music and Drama at both Key Stage 4 and into Key Stage 5. You will need to be able to teach Music to GCSE and some Drama at KS3.

As Subject Leader you will be part of a wider team of valued and trusted middle leaders working towards the shared vision of the school. We believe in the principle of “aligned autonomy” which gives you freedom to develop and innovate within your subject whilst working collaboratively, valuably contributing to the success of the whole school and our students.

This is a very exciting time to join our school. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional with the expertise and dedication to live out our values of ‘commitment to others, commitment to learning’. These commitments are central to our school, demonstrated by the strong, warm relationships, and a strong culture of learning for both students and staff. This role will allow you genuine scope to be part of something ambitious and improve the opportunities and outcomes of students in our school community so as to ensure they have the best possible chance to flourish and succeed. At the Oxford Academy, we work to meet the needs of all - whatever it takes.

A £9000 recruitment incentive (R&R) payment for successful candidates applying directly to RLT for this role, is payable after a qualifying period of two full terms in this role. This includes a 3-year retention period. Please see our attached information sheet for more details.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The River Learning Trust and The Oxford Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

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About The Oxford Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1154 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The Oxford Academy is a warm, friendly and vibrant school that is built on an ethos of high expectations for all and a belief that every child will be successful - academically, personally and as a lifelong contributor to the wider world.

Our inclusive Christian values underpin all that we do. Staff at our school have a firm belief in the power of education to shape children’s lives for the better. The Oxford Academy is centred on a culture of excellence where we respect each other, are self-motivated, determined, responsible, have a thirst for learning, and a strong sense of pride in belonging to the Academy.

We are committed to providing educational opportunities of the highest quality for all our students and we believe in educating the whole child. We aim to deliver a broad education that is ambitious, varied and stimulating in a caring environment that creates well-rounded individuals who excel and benefit from our approaches to teaching and learning. At the Oxford Academy, we are inclusive and a school for all in our community. We work to meet the needs of our students - whatever it takes.

The Oxford Academy is driven by raising aspirations, expectations and achievements for all. We are very much outward facing and seek to engage with local, national and international partners, in order to build an ambitious network of support for the children in our care. Our fundamental aim is to create vibrant and dynamic learning experiences, so every child has the opportunity to become an ambitious, confident learner.

Our website will enable you to discover more about the Academy; I hope that you will quickly gain a sense of the rich potential of our students and staff, their achievements and the wider life of our school.

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