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  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12am (midnight)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

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Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS-UPS (£30,000-£46,524) + TLR 2b (£5,531)

Teacher - Head of Performing Arts job summary

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective leader and teacher of performing arts, who can continue to drive forward our outstanding music and drama department. The successful candidate will be passionate, enthusiastic and highly motivated with high expectations for both students and staff.

The music department hosts two large and well-equipped teaching rooms, one of which has desktop computers equipped with recording software. There are also two, smaller multi-function rehearsal spaces. KS3 covers the national curriculum; teaching students how to perform, compose and appraise music. Our KS4 classes study the Eduqas GCSE and we run the BTEC L3 Extended Certificate Music Performance course at KS5.

Performing arts has a large facility equipped with portable staging and lighting rigs. KS3 students study drama as well as covering dance as part of their PE curriculum. We currently offer the BTEC L2 Tech Award at KS4 and BTEC L3 Extended Certificate Performing Arts course at KS5.

Each year the department’s events include a musical production, summer festival, Christmas concert and GCSE recital evening as well as numerous trips to theatres and venues across the East Midlands. There will be ample opportunity for the suitable candidate to extend our extra-curricular provision based around their specialism.

We offer a supportive learning and working environment, allowing all students to make good progress and teachers to continuously develop. There is a comprehensive support package for all teachers who join the school, ensuring they are fully integrated to the ethos of the school and the trust.
The successful candidate will:
● provide inspirational leadership so that all students make exceptional progress
● be an outstanding, passionate and highly motivated teacher with a proven track record of examination success across key stages 4 and 5
● analyse progress and attainment data to make data-driven changes to curriculum design, and pupil interventions
● develop innovative curriculum plans which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike and feed into standards based assessments
● create and sustain a positive department culture, where staff feel collectively supported and developed
● drive forward the ambitious and creative extra curricular programme to ensure our students have the opportunity to grow and develop their creative talents
● play an integral role in the development of our middle leadership team and ensure out school is sustainable for future generations

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Heanor Gate Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1341 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Heanor Gate Spencer Academy

HGSA is a ‘good’ secondary school and sixth form which has shown significantly “improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding”. (Ofsted, May 2022).

Over the past 5 years, we have developed a fantastic culture amongst the students which is rooted in strong discipline and has culminated in a student body full of aspiration, commitment and success. “Leaders and staff are determined to enhance the lives and life chances of all pupils in this school.” (Ofsted, May 2022). The staff buy into the hashtag #TeamHeanor and this ethos of collegiality, team values and moral compass is what makes the unique working environment at Heanor Gate so enjoyable and fulfilling.

We believe that through an ethos of ‘Aspire, Learn and Achieve’, all of our students will achieve their very best educational outcomes. This ethos is at the heart of everything that we do. We want our students to believe that they can achieve whatever they want to with hard work, resilience and self-motivation.



We deliver a challenging yet inspiring curriculum and an unrivalled level of academic and pastoral support. We believe that what we offer students will support them to achieve success in the classroom and beyond; academically, personally and socially. “Pupils’ behaviour is very good. Lessons are calm and pupils work with focus”, (Ofsted, May 2022). We aim to instil students with a love of learning as well as helping them to become responsible, independent members of the community.

We believe that all staff are role models to our students and as such should continue to grow professionally. As such, our bespoke and strategic CPD model is extensive and supplemented by engagement with the Spencer Alliance for Leadership & Teaching but also through fully funded membership to the Chartered College of Teaching.

As part of the Spencer Academies Trust, we work alongside other schools in ensuring we deliver the very best education possible.

Spencer Academies Trust

The Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust’s focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.

Mission: Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

Vision: Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

• All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development

• Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership

• We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

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