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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Newton Abbot College is seeking an outstanding individual with drive, passion, enthusiasm and ambition to join our Music department in the next stage of its development. Your challenge will be to teach outstanding and interactive lessons across different topics within the department leading to high levels of student progress.

Music plays a critical role in the whole college curriculum and wider opportunities at Newton Abbot College. The department prides itself in creating an environment where students' passion and drive for the Arts are fostered through engaging and challenging lessons, but also the opportunities to regularly practise, rehearse, perform and further develop their skills. This exciting and demanding role requires an individual who is an exceptional Musician and can teach both the practical elements of the subject as well as Music theory to a high level. Year 7, 8 and 9 students receive one hour of music a week and we offer both Eduqas GCSE Music and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music (Performing).

The extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our students play a vital role in the success of both the students taking the subjects and the wider college arts community. The Music team currently run a concert every term; a Winter Concert, a Spring Concert and an open-air summer BBQ. They also collaborate with the wider Creative Arts departments to produce an annual production, which has grown from strength to strength, demonstrating the highest calibre of professionalism, talent and above all, student enjoyment.

Are you:

  • an inspirational, creative, dedicated and forward-thinking classroom practitioner?
  • committed to raising standards?
  • creative, enthusiastic and committed to active learning?
  • an excellent team player

Can you:

  • demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills
  • enthuse and motivate all students
  • demonstrate incredibly high expectations
  • believe thatallstudents are capable of success.

If you think you can make a difference to our students and relish the idea of joining our successful, supportive and highly motivated Music team in the delivery ofan excellent education, then we want to hear from you!

What the school offers its staff

Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon. Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers. There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role; as together we grow our college from strength to strength.

Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Ivy Learning Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. The Ivy Learning Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. All Ivy Learning Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.

If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Newton Abbot College, then do get in touch.

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About Newton Abbot College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1327 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01626 367335

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email MSimm@nacollege.devon.sch.uk.

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