Teacher of Music

Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ

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  • Application deadline

    8 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2022

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£25,714-£36,961 per annum pro rata

Teacher of Music job summary

Teacher of Music - Harrogate Grammar School

Permanent, Part Time (circa 0.6 – 0.8 FTE).

Required from September 2022.

Salary in line with National Pay Scales.

Potential of TLR opportunity for the right candidate.

Access to a wider range of staff benefits through Red Kite Learning Trust (Retail Discounts, Dental Care, Cycle to Work Scheme) and an outstanding pension scheme.

Our innovative and committed Music Faculty at Harrogate Grammar School are seeking to recruit a talented, inspiring and enthusiastic Teacher of Music. The Music Department is an integral part of school life within a dynamic, vibrant, inclusive and highly respected Performing Arts Faculty. The Faculty prides itself on offering students a range of practical and performance opportunities which sees them progressing onto a range of conservatoires and highly sought after universities.

We also offer a wide-ranging extra-curricular provision to support all interests across the Performing Arts and the curriculum courses are inclusive to all learners from KS3 to KS5. The Faculty have produced a number of musicals including the most recent The Sound of Music which was performed at Harrogate Theatre to great acclaim, and this year’s production of School of Rock will be performed in February. The Music department offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including choirs, orchestras, jazz bands and many more which are showcased in concerts throughout the year. There are also a number of gigs performed as part of the BTEC course. The stage crew runs across year groups and enables students to learn skills across technical theatre and apply to both the outstanding resources in school and the expertise of external venues including Harrogate Theatre and the Royal Hall.

The results in the Music Department reflect the excellent teaching of the team – last year BTEC 100% Distinction* - Pass, A level 100% A*-C, GCSE 86.3% 9-4.

Harrogate Grammar School is a renowned state 11-18 mixed comprehensive school rich in history, dating back to 1903. With over 2000 students and 260 staff at our school, our reputation for excellence is widely recognised and we have an absolute commitment to ensuring that all our young people benefit from what the school has to offer. Every child really does matter and we work hard to encourage students to be the best that they can be. We want all our students to become kind, healthy, knowledgeable and productive individuals who go on and make a profound contribution to society.

This role offers:

A clear set of school values and a strong culture of respect which underpins everything we do, making our school a fantastic place to work
Engaged students who enjoy developing their love of music
The opportunity to teach both across the ability spectrum and to the full extents of the secondary curriculum
A range of faculty extra-curricular initiatives for students. These include senior and junior choirs, senior and junior orchestras, jazz band, string group, flute choir, school of rock sessions, KS3 Music Club.
Great facilities, resources and a positive working environment
A personal iPad to use for learning in and out of the classroom – all our staff and students have this
Opportunities to support our trainee teachers on SCITT, PGCE as well as Future Teaching Scholars through the Teaching School Hub
Ongoing opportunities for CPD across the school and wider Red Kite Learning Trust and Alliance, as well as the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub and Teaching School Hub
A supportive culture offering a wide range of wellbeing initiatives for our staff team; cycle to work, shopping discounts
An opportunity to work in a beautiful Yorkshire spa town

More information is in the Supporting pack; but please do also email or phone if you’d like to find out more talk to a member of our HR team. We would love to hear from you.

For more details and access to our on-line application form, please visit: www.rklt.co.uk/vacanies

Or to speak to someone about the role please call: 01423 531127 or email: recruitment@rklt.co.uk

The closing date to apply is 8 February 2022 at noon although the campaign may close sooner subject to levels of interest and so we encourage you to be an early applicant.

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About Harrogate Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2038 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01423 531127

Welcome to Harrogate Grammar School, where we focus on helping each student become the best they can be by providing a positive, inclusive environment in which young people find and develop their strengths.

Our commitment to ‘excellence for all’ is delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum, promoting our REACH values of Respect, Excellence, Adventure, Commitment and Honesty. We dedicate ourselves to three central areas – a culture of respectful relationships, an aspirational and inclusive curriculum and expert teaching. Our teachers benefit from the latest research in cognitive science research, which informs us about ways of ‘making learning stick’ and our students benefit from an engaging curriculum that goes beyond the classroom. All of this is achieved in the context of a culture of respect.

Outside the classroom, students explore their strengths through numerous clubs, sports, trips, and enrichment activities including music lessons, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, charity fundraising, productions, art exhibitions, debating and much more. Students play an active part in the global Eco-Schools programme, for which we were recently awarded Green Flag status. There is a wealth of opportunities for students to learn how to lead such as through Student Council, Senate, Student Leaders and as Head Students. Students enjoy the diversity of our wider curriculum that provides something for each child. Our recent Sixth Form’s Sports Academy Programme, for example, provides rugby and netball players with a pathway into professional sport.

Our drive is to support every young person as they develop as unique individuals by promoting an atmosphere of kindness and mutual respect. Through expert teaching and through a culture of commitment, HGS students make progress significantly above average in both GCSE and A Levels. Our impressive examination results, making us one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country, are the positive outcome of our culture of excellence, the dedication of our staff, the commitment of our students and the support of families.

Now our school community has been reunited after the pandemic, we are redoubling our efforts to support students individually to help restore any lost confidence in their social or academic ability – over the course of the last year, our teachers have delivered a thousand hours of additional teaching. The school has a Silver Mental Health Award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence in recognition of our effective mental health and wellbeing provision. Deputy Head Tim Milburn has a master’s degree in Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing and is leading our drive towards further improvements.

All our students benefited from continuity of studies during lockdown through our pioneering iPad for Learning scheme. This scheme has a long history in our school where, for the last 10 years, every student has benefitted from having their own iPad. This innovation creates unique opportunities not only for students to engage with and organise their work, but also learn collaboratively and with cutting edge learning apps.

Whatever students’ aspirations, they can count on the support of our excellent careers team, who hold the prestigious Quality in Careers Standard Award for their commitment to providing outstanding impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance. Each year students progress from HGS to a range of universities and conservatoires in the UK and beyond, take up sought-after apprenticeships and enter the world of further education and employment. Our careers team and teaching staff make every effort to ensure that the next step is the right one for them.

HGS is part of the Red Kite Learning Trust, a Multi Academy Trust formed with local partner schools and led by our CEO, Mr Richard Sheriff. Our mission as a Trust is to nurture ambition, deliver excellence and enrich children’s lives through values of collaboration, integrity, and respect. Collaboration is an important part of our work, and we are a part of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance; a partnership of high-achieving schools and partner institutions in Yorkshire and the Humber which work together to deliver excellence. The nationally recognised Teaching School Hub at HGS helps us to keep pace with national developments and places us at the forefront of teaching practice. We also lead the regional Maths Hub and Computing Hub programmes, which harness national and international teaching expertise and innovation to spread outstanding practice for the benefit of all students.

Parents are a valued and integral part of our school community and a strong and effective partnership between school, the child and home, underpins our provision. We look forward to working with you so that your child achieves their full potential.

In summary, we want all our students to enjoy each school day, grasp every opportunity and become kind, healthy, knowledgeable, and productive individuals. Students forge lifelong friendships in our school and, as we look forward to a brighter, more optimistic future beyond the pandemic, they have our support to help them go on and make a profound contribution to society, whatever their chosen career.

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