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Job Ref No. ECC5462-172S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Main/Upper Scale
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/04/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Head of Music

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Head of Music.

Hours/Weeks: Full-time

Pay: Main/Upper Pay Range

TLR: 2B

The start for this post is September 2020

The role will involve:

● To take overall responsibility for Music (KS3 and KS4 - GCSE and BTEC)

● Carrying out the functions of a teacher in accordance with the Teacher Standards and the stated aims and objectives of The Stanway School and the Department.

● To be accountable for the highest standards of pupil achievement within Music, monitoring and evaluation of pupil achievement and setting targets for improvement.

● Maintaining/increasing current provision of extra-curricular clubs and productions

We're looking for you if you have:

● Qualified Teacher Status

● A degree in the specialist subject

● The ability to teach "outstanding" lessons

● Experience of supporting staff and students in maintaining high standards


(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Role Specification).

What we can offer:

● An exciting opportunity to teach in a successful, oversubscribed school;

● A competitive salary;

● Employee benefits: Pension Scheme, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance Programme;

● A full Continuous Professional Development Programme;

● Training Opportunities through our membership of The Sigma Trust;

● Brand new Music facilities including: 3 state of the art classrooms (one of which is a small performance space), 6 Music Practice rooms (one of which has recording facilities), multi-use production theatre with investments in lighting and sound in the last 12 months.

Additional Information:

We are a very successful school, which has a 'Good' Ofsted rating and positive Progress 8 scores for the past 4 years. The Stanway School is expanding; all the buildings are new, including brand new performing arts block which opened in September 2018. The performing arts block has enabled the school to increase its provision of Music and Drama at both Key Stages; this is a very exciting time to join our team.

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website http://www.sigmatrust.org.uk/academies/stanway.asp

Please note that applications can only be accepted on the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

Closing Date: 19th April 2020

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. A disclosure/status check will be sought from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.

Information about the School

About The Stanway School The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with over 1,300 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Humanities and Maths & Computing. We have undertaken a huge rebuilding programme and the Creative Arts block, the latest phase of our expansion project, opened in September 2018. By 2021, all year groups will be full with 280 students following this expansion of the school buildings. This is an exciting time to join an already successful school that is looking to continually improve practice: staff are enthusiastic and many take part in voluntary research groups into key areas of school life; students are well-behaved and achieve results above expectation; the culture of the school is calm and purposeful. In March 2012 The Stanway School converted to an academy and in September 2016 joined the newly formed Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools located in North East Essex covering both Colchester and Tendring.

Jonathan Bland Headteacher The Stanway School

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
The Stanway School
Winstree Road
Stanway, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0QA
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: sta.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk