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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full time Teaching Position

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £46,525

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a Music Teacher at The Whitstable School to join our thriving Performing Arts department that is the heart and soul of the school community. Music is based within our creative building and you will work closely with a strong team of staff directing productions and developing the department to establish a successful Key Stage 5. There is also opportunity for leadership dependent on experience.

We will welcome applications from teachers who:

  • Are passionate about music and able to inspire students.
  • Are an accomplished musician with the ability to lead a diverse range of music ensembles.
  • Have proven experience of teaching music across KS3 and KS4 (KS5 would be advantageous).
  • Can demonstrate a positive and creative approach in the classroom.
  • Have the skills and passion to inspire and engage pupils in both curricular and extracurricular lessons.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

Here at The Whitstable School, we have established high-quality arts and cultural provision that connects subjects and learning outcomes across all phases, we have a commitment to equality of opportunity to arts and cultural experiences.

The school has a dedicated dance studio, music rooms as well as a purpose built theatre space. The arts are a real driving force and a key contributor to the pedagogy of the school.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school. In return we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities
  • Excellent CPD programme
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive
  • Free parking on site

Further details about the role

Applications should be made through Kent Teach or by using the SAT Application Form.

We’re happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2).

For further information about the role, visits to the school or an informal discussion, please contact Aislinn Freeman at Aislinn.Freeman@swale.at or 01227 931300.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: TBC

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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)
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 The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1122 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01227 931300

Arranging a visit to The Whitstable School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Natasha.kingsford@swale.at.

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