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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subjects

Drama, Music

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Approximately 1 year

Pay scale

MPR/UPR

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Teacher of Drama and Music to join Whitcliffe Mount School. Do you have what it takes to provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences in Drama and Music for students of all abilities? The successful candidate should be an inspirational teacher and a strong practitioner; a committed and motivated individual who can inspire others to raise aspirations, through offering an exciting and ambitious curriculum.


As a Teacher of Drama and Music, you will help to engage and enthuse learners of all abilities in this creative subject specialism. At Whitcliffe Mount, we want all our students to enjoy a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum and for them to become confident, independent learners. We want our staff to feel supported and inspired to achieve their personal best.


What the school offers its staff

SHARE Multi Academy Trust comprises of Woodside Green Primary, Heaton Avenue Primary, Luck Lane Primary, Millbridge Primary, Royds Hall, Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and Thornhill Community Academy. A central team provides a number of services including School Improvement, Finance, ICT, HR & Payroll, Premise & Compliance and Governance Services.

We believe in helping staff and students achieve their personal best and are keen to recruit the very best talent to our trust.

More than six hundred people work hard across the trust to ensure we provide the very best education and service across all our schools, from invigilators joining us for a few hours a year, through flexible part-time work to many full-time teaching and support roles.

There are many reasons why you will enjoy working for the trust. You will be surrounded by supportive people, working together with a common goal for all of our students, aiming to value and support all colleagues in order to help them achieve their personal best.

If you decide to join us, we will ensure you have what you need to make a positive difference in your education role. We will seek out your ideas and ask for your opinions regularly using staff voice.

Our CPD commitment is second to none and the training and developmental opportunities on offer will empower you to make improvements in all aspects of your role. The training you receive will help you fulfil your potential whatever your stage of career.

For teachers and leaders, we offer fast tracked, first class developmental opportunities led by one of our academies, Shelley College, which is the Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale. This includes National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), lead practitioner positions and trainee senior leadership positions, which build upon our middle leadership programmes.

Whitcliffe Mount

Dear Candidate,

Whitcliffe Mount Academy is a large secondary school of 1,250 students in years 7 to 11. Our new purpose-built school was opened in 2017 and boasts state of the art, specialist facilities across the breadth of the curriculum. We are located just off Junction 25 of the M62 and in close proximity to, and within easy access of Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds. In the academic year of 2022/23, Whitcliffe Mount joined SHARE Multi-Academy Trust and I joined in November 2022 as new Headteacher. As a leadership team we are embracing the Trust philosophy of “valuing people, supporting personal best” and we are embedding these values into our daily practice, and into vision and aims of the school. As a school staff body, we are enthused by the opportunity to consistently improve our practice and to working closely with our peers from across the Trust to develop and to share best practice.

Being part of SHARE Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale, provides staff a wealth of support and a wide range of opportunities to collaborate and to network. This means we can offer the successful candidate access to a fantastic support network, CPD and opportunities to develop practice.

Good behaviour routines and a consistent approach in the setting of high expectations permeates all that we do. We work as a team to develop and to improve, and value good staff and student well-being. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well sequenced and we are working hard to support our students in making clear links between components of learning so that they become confident, independent learners. Our teaching professionals are offered the flexibility to be creative and to develop their ideas in order to motivate and inspire students. We are focused upon offering students of all abilities, including the most vulnerable, the best educational experience, support and guidance to be happy, successful and aspirational in life.

We also offer students a wealth of extended learning opportunities from;Brilliant Club, Duke of Edinburgh,Rugby Pathway, Rotary Club Technology tournaments, Musicals, Dance Academy, to chess club for fun. The PE department support our students to represent the school in a wide range of sports including Football, Rugby, Basketball, Netball and Athletics (to name a few). We offer our students an annual sports tour, competing in football and netball teams; this year to Barcelona. Students gain from a wealth of opportunities offered including leadership experiences in every year group as part of our Student Leadership Team. Our extended learning opportunity is available from before school, lunchtimes and after school; as well as school holidays such as ski trips, sports tours and summer school. A strong belief exists that offering a wide range of extended learning opportunities ignites students interests and allows them to uncover skills and abilities that support their sense of achievement and happiness in school and into adulthood. We believe that every child can succeed and it is our privilege to provide them the opportunities to identify their talents and their future dreams and aspirations. This is demonstrated through badges and accreditations we have been awarded as a school such as Careers C&K Accreditation,Mental Health Award, Eco-Schools Award and National Online Safety Mark.

Whitcliffe Mount is a wonderful school community and a great place to work, and where all our staff team members can make a positive impact upon the life chances of others.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Hesmondhalgh

Headteacher

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 Whitcliffe Mount, A Share Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1237 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01274 851152

SHARE Multi Academy Trust comprises of Woodside Green Primary, Heaton Avenue Primary, Luck Lane Primary, Millbridge Primary, Royds Hall, Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and Thornhill Community Academy. A central team provides operational support.

We believe in helping staff and students achieve their personal best and are keen to recruit the very best talent to our trust.

More than six hundred people work hard across the trust to ensure we provide the very best education and service across all our schools, from invigilators joining us for a few hours a year, through flexible part-time work to many full-time teaching and support roles.

There are many reasons why you will enjoy working for the trust. You will be surrounded by supportive people, working together with a common goal for all of our students, aiming to value and support all colleagues in order to help them achieve their personal best.

If you decide to join us, we will ensure you have what you need to make a positive difference in your education role. We will seek out your ideas and ask for your opinions regularly using staff voice.

Our CPD commitment is second to none and the training and developmental opportunities on offer will empower you to make improvements in all aspects of your role. The training you receive will help you fulfil your potential whatever your stage of career.

For teachers and leaders, we offer fast tracked, first class developmental opportunities led by one of our academies, Shelley College, which is the Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale. This includes National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), lead practitioner positions and trainee senior leadership positions, which build upon our middle leadership programmes.

Whitcliffe Mount School

Whitcliffe Mount School is a large secondary school of 1,250 students in years 7 to 11. Our new purpose-built school was opened in 2017 and boasts state of the art, specialist facilities across the breadth of the curriculum. We are located just off Junction 25 of the M62 and in close proximity to, and within easy access of Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds.

The leadership team are embracing the trust philosophy of “valuing people, supporting personal best” and are embedding these values into their daily practice, and into the vision and aims of the school. Staff are enthused by the opportunity to consistently improve their practice and work closely with peers from across the trust to develop and to share best practice.

Good behaviour routines and a consistent approach in the setting of high expectations permeates all that we do. Whitcliffe Mount staff work as a team to develop and to improve, and value good staff and student well-being. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well sequenced and we are working hard to support our students in making clear links between components of learning so that they become confident, independent learners. Our teaching professionals are offered the flexibility to be creative and to develop their ideas in order to motivate and inspire students. We are focused upon offering students of all abilities, including the most vulnerable, the best educational experience, support and guidance to be happy, successful and aspirational in life.

A strong belief exists that offering a wide range of extended learning opportunities ignites students interests and allows them to uncover skills and abilities that support their sense of achievement and happiness in school and into adulthood. We believe that every child can succeed and it is our privilege to provide them the opportunities to identify their talents and their future dreams and aspirations.

Whitcliffe Mount is a wonderful school community and a great place to work, and where all our staff team members can make a positive impact upon the life chances of others.

Arranging a visit to Whitcliffe Mount, A Share Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sarah.brierley@sharemat.co.uk.

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