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This job expired on 21 November 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    21 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Subject

Music

Working pattern

Part time: Part-time - currently Monday & Tuesday.

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

0.4 of Full time equivalent ( MPS-UPS)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Experience

A record of successful teaching at KS3 and KS4

Substantial teaching experience

Experience of developing the curriculum

Experience of effective management of student behaviour

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge

Secure knowledge of subject area

Knowledge of how to develop AfL and monitor impact

Clear understanding of planning differentiation into the curriculum

Awareness of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues

Good understanding of whole school issues

Strong understanding of the analysis and use of data to make improvements/inform planning

Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)

Planning, prioritising and managing workload in an environment of conflicting demands

Sound knowledge of the National Agenda


What the school offers its staff

At West Norfolk Academies Trust, we deeply value giving all of our staff access to continued professional development and high-quality support in order for them to thrive in their professional lives. Our bespoke CPD offer is tailored to individual members of staff, our schools and at a trust level ensuring that the right support is given at every stage of an individuals career. We offer;

An excellent CPD programme linked to your needs and aspirations

To be part of a solution focused and supportive Senior Leadership Team

A unique opportunity to develop your career in a forward-looking Trust

Further details about the role

Music is one of the most vibrant departments in our school. It is very rare not to hear music being rehearsed and performed before and after school as well at break and lunch throughout the department area. We currently have over 200 instrumental and singing lessons taking place every week, above the national average, as well as an Extra-Curricular programme that is second to none with a range of choirs, bands, orchestras and rock/pop group and engages over 1/3 of the school every week. We have this year been shortlisted for ‘Music Department of the Year’, nationally. The music department hosts a suite of 4 classrooms, all with PCs or Macs, and a recording studio, plus a large number of practice rooms.

In classroom lessons, at Key Stage 3, we explore all the types of Music, learning to appreciate how they are created and performed as well as experimenting through practical exercises both on instruments and using technology. In line with the National Curriculum all our units of work fall into one or more of the following categories: -

  • Performing
  • Composing
  • Listening and Appraising -Singing and Listening Exercises are an integral part of lessons at Key Stage 3 developing both musical and confidence skills.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Norfolk Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the post holder will share this responsibility, therefore appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check with barred list. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

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About Springwood High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1892 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Springwood High School, part of West Norfolk Academies Trust

With more than a hundred years of history, Springwood provides an education for boys and girls aged between eleven and eighteen in King's Lynn.

We are a comprehensive school with Specialist Performing Arts Status and a long history of providing an excellent education to pupils in West Norfolk.

Our School is part of West Norfolk Academies Trust, dedicated to ensuring that every student gains the best qualifications possible. We believe that excellent academic qualifications provide each student with the best life chances and opportunities to ensure a successful and fulfilled future. In the last two years the percentage of students gaining 5 higher grades including English and Maths has risen significantly.

We have a high expectation of both our teachers and our students, set challenging targets for all and support each other to achieve them. We work hard to monitor accurately the progress of students, celebrate academic success and intervene where necessary.

A positive attitude to learning is an essential aspect of academic success. Our teachers regularly assess how engaged each learner is in their studies using an attitude to learning score. We celebrate students who have a good attitude to their studies and actively encourage those who need to improve in this area.

We offer a wide range of opportunities, both within and beyond the classroom - it is vital that every student participates in other areas of school life. Springwood expects every student to take part in other aspects of our offer to them including;

Competitive Sport
Dance Performances
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Drama Performances
House Competitions
Music Performances
Lunchtime clubs
Numerous foreign visits and exchanges

To view our latest OFSTED report please visit http://www.springwoodhighschool.co.uk

We are part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust whose aim is to challenge and support a small group of schools to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk.

The Trust works in a supportive partnership with Primary and Secondary schools with each school maintaining their unique identity and ethos.

The schools work together to ensure maximum benefit for all students through economies of scale and shared resources.

The Trust clear strategic vision for the future is based around four key areas:

Maximising student achievement
Ensuring each student is engaged with the school
Ensuring our students have access to world class resources
Delivering outstanding teaching and learning

Arranging a visit to Springwood High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk.

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