Head of Music

Ark Elvin Academy

  • £37,667 - £59, 242 + TLR 2A £3,213
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: Wembley, North-West London – excellent transport links

Salary: Ark Main/Upper Pay Range (£37,667 – £59,242) + TLR2A – £3,213

and generous planning time, high quality line management and professional development as part of an outstanding Academy Leadership Team

Start date: September 2024

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Interview: Friday 24th May 2024


Do you have high expectations, a big heart and a passion for your subject?


Our mission is to ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.


Does our mission inspire you to join our team to do your best work and to develop others to do theirs?


Our school has been on a transformational journey, and we are looking for a new Head of Music to be part of our creative and ambitious performing arts team and our wider Academy Leadership Team that will lead the next exciting leap forward as we challenge educational disadvantage by defining an ambitious, replicable and sustainable school model that supports children from communities like ours to thrive at top third universities and highly competitive apprenticeships. 


About the role:

You will lead our team of Music specialists to continue to develop our Music curriculum and enrichment offer to inspire our pupils to live a life enriched by music and to study music at KS4 and beyond.  You will ensure that teaching across the department establishes high expectations through strong routines, great relationships and the impactful delivery of our curriculum.


As well as the formal taught curriculum we are excited to hear about how you will buld on our already ambitious enrichment programme with the range of musical opportunities you want to deliver so every child at Elvin can find an instrument they are passionate about and can progress with beyond school. With state of the art music and performing arts facilities including a suite of practice rooms, music technology and recording spaces and a world class performance space we are set up to inspire a future generation of musical stars.


In recruiting our next Head of Music we are seeking the following from applicants: 


·         An excellent Music teacher with a proven track record of achieving strong outcomes

·         An ability to inspire and nurture pupils and develop staff

·         High expectations for pupil behaviour and learning

·         A commitment to serving our diverse community in Brent

·         A keenness to learn and develop in your role and as a leader

·         A great team player with high standards of reliability, professionalism and courteousness.


View the full job description and person specification here.


Why join our school?


At Ark Elvin Academy we are proud of the excellent education we offer each of our pupils.  Our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff have transformed our school from special measures to outstanding in our most recent Ofsted (June 2023). But our work is not done – far from it – our mission is big and bold for our pupils and we are just as excited about the next step in our school improvement journey as we work together to deliver the transformative education our community need and deserve.


We are a large, over-subscribed non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London.  We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills, we have: 

·         twice as many training days as is standard

·         weekly professional development for all staff.


You will become part of a close-knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance, and support from the Ark music network, one of the country’s top performing school groups.


How to apply:


Please visit https://arkelvinacademy.org/vacancies and submit your
application. Please
note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may
close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response, early
application is strongly encouraged.


If you are interested in finding out more? Please email our Briony Stephenson, Principals PA: b.stephenson@arkelvinacademy.org to arrange a call with our Principal, Rebecca Curtis. 


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 


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