Teacher of Music / Community Practitioner

Helena Romanes School, Dunmow
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Job Ref No. ECC5457-297S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS/UPS (FTE)
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 22nd April  

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Helena Romanes is an age 4-18, all-through school situated in the historic town of Great Dunmow. In October 2023 the school was graded as 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted. In 2026, the school will be relocating to a state-of-the-art new building, constructed by the DfE, in Great Dunmow.

The school's music department is currently experiencing a high level of growth and engagement, requiring an additional member of staff to support and develop the next level of growth. Along with high quality-first teaching, there is a drive to encourage students to attend extracurricular clubs, peripatetic lessons and attend community groups to stretch and challenge them in and out of school. The curriculum is varied with implementation of core concepts and areas of study strategically incorporated at the beginning of KS3.

The school places a huge emphasis on our through-school journey and has therefore invested in whole school wider opportunities in KS2 so that our students develop and stretch both cognitive and social skills, ready for further training at the secondary phase. The secondary department has a 100% increase in GCSE uptake and a developing programme of instrumental lessons that complement the long term aims and ambitions of the department. The current team includes: a Director of Music, a part-time technician and four peripatetic members of staff.

The following information applies to The Helena Romanes School:

The music department is experiencing a renaissance and is an exciting time to join this young team.
Rapid growth in school ensembles, extracurricular clubs and outside events.
Local investment from charity groups, ensuring the school is equipped with sufficient instruments to deliver an exciting and wide-reaching curriculum.
Students have access to Apple Macs to compose.
There is scope to further develop the provision into KS5 in due course.

We would love to hear from you if you are an inspirational, dynamic and creative individual who makes learning fun and challenging, and who is looking to join a supportive and enthusiastic team in beautiful rural surroundings. At Helena Romanes we value the personal attributes of hard work, kindness and aspiration and we are looking for someone who can model these values to our students.

This is an exciting time to join the school:

● In September 2021, the school was designated as an all-through school for pupils aged 4-18 years and we are now only one of two all-through schools in Essex. We believe this puts us in a position to offer a unique educational experience to both students and staff who work at the school.

● We are working with the Department of Education to build a new, state-of-the-art school building on Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, which is set to open to the primary phase in 2025 and the secondary and sixth form phase in 2026.

● We are a member of the successful Saffron Academy Trust, a highly effective local trust led by Caroline Derbyshire, CEO. As members of the trust, we receive a comprehensive package of school improvement and there is regular networking and support between the trust's primary and secondary schools.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people.

We are situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside. It has good communications to London and the South East, and it is approximately 7 miles from Stansted Airport.

Please refer to the recruitment pack for further information and apply by application form which can be found on our school website www.helena-romanes.essex.sch.uk and send to Elle Ball (HR) eball@hrs.education

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

The school reserves the right to interview candidates before the published closing date.

Information about the School

Helena Romanes School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We are committed to raising student achievement by providing a rich and challenging curriculum delivered by high quality staff. Excellent opportunities exist for professional development.

All applications must be made using our application form. Please visit www.helena-romanes.essex.sch.uk for more information

Visits to the school to meet with our students and staff are welcomed, Please contact Eleanor Ball, HR Officer to arrange a convenient appointment or to answer any questions that you may have. eball@hrs.education

Helena Romanes is a popular all through school situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside with good communications to London and the South East and is approximately 7 miles from Stansted Airport.

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

Eleanor Ball
Helena Romanes School
Parsonage Downs, Dunmow
Essex, CM6 2AU
Telephone: 01371 872560
Email: eball@hrs.education

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