Head of Music

Tower Hamlets, London
Date Posted:02 Jun 2021
  1. Music
  1. Long-term

Head of Music

Tower Hamlets, London

Do you have a passion for nurturing musical talent and learning for young women? This is a rare opportunity to join the Expressive & Performing Arts team. They have sector-leading teacher retention and passionate investment in staff development.

The client

An all-girls school in the heart of Tower Hamlets, steeped in achievement and accolades, providing inspiration and opportunity to provide a platform for student achievement.

* 1433 students on roll

* OFSTED rated Outstanding since 2010

The school are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success.

There should be no barriers to a child's future and society should, and can, be a 'level playing field'. Aspiring for this to be reality they promise to:

* Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.

* Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.

* Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.

* Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.

They want their students to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality they have a wide range of external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.

* Bank of America Merrill Lynch

* British Film Institute

* London Stock Exchange Group

* English National Opera

* Barts NHS Trust

* WoW Foundation

The Role

As Head of Music you will provide inspirational leadership and be a role model to students. With direct responsibility for the Music department you will be instrumental in Expressive & Performing Arts thriving at the school with genuine passion and imaginative flair.

You will be a qualified teacher with experience of both hands-on teaching and management in education. This means you will be fully up to date with curriculum developments. You will work closely with the Head of Expressive & Performing Arts on a process of continuous improvement, ensuring that the school continues to deliver ever better outcomes for students. Their success has been built on an ongoing search for improvement, and we encourage innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

This is an opportunity for the right individual to build and develop the Music Department in new and innovative ways. They have outstanding facilities and strong support from Senior Leadership, and strong partnerships with professional music organisations, as well as students who are passionate and committed to developing their love of music. The Head of Music will have the opportunity to further develop learning in Music, both within and beyond the classroom.

Tradewind Recruitment are looking for someone who is positive, dynamic and has a genuine love for learning. You will be an experienced classroom teacher with an excellent track record in developing students' learning in Music. You will be a highly skilled musician with a passion for sharing your skill with students, and for music from a wide range of genres and traditions.

The ethos at this school is a key strength of the school and we are seeking to recruit a passionate and creative professional. Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment

This client had a lot of great benefits for all staff:

* Teachers' Pension scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme

* Free onsite parking

* Free breakfast

* Free gym onsite

* Paid sabbatical opportunities

* Employee assistance programme and support

* Subsidised staff restaurant with outdoor roof terrace

* Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers

* Bike to work scheme

* Annual service award

* Long service awards

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in applying for or find out about other similar teaching opportunities contact Leanne.king@twrecruitment.com, Business Manager, directly for further information.

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