||Head of Music (Day School)
||Term Time Only (and at any other times as required to fulfil duties including INSET
||4 days per week (Tuesday – Friday)
||£28000 – £34000 FTE Dependent on Experience (£22,400 – £27,200 actual)
||From 7th November 2022 for up to one year
ArtsEd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff(Permanent and visiting) and volunteers to share this commitment; all staff are required to undergo background checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 regulations and to hold an enhanced DBS.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
To lead the department through effective teaching, professional vision and knowledge
To assist the Head of Music in the planning and management of Music productions in school, including the audition process and to facilitate Musical Productions that fall outside the remit of BTEC Musical Theatre
To direct groups at rehearsals, and live or recorded performances, in order to achieve desired quality.
To help backstage in all internal large-scale productions
To help the Head of Music co-ordinate backstage support and steward teams for all productions
To deliver all course according to the Music Department Handbook and Development Plan.
To maintain and develop schemes of work relating to the requirements of KS3 and the examination Boards at KS4 and KS5, working collaboratively where appropriate.
To ensure that curricular records are kept and that reports are written
To supervise the use and care of the rooms assigned to Music classes, including adherence to relevant Health and Safety regulations in studios and other facilities.
Teach classes as appropriate to the role.
To maintain and monitor appropriate records of pupils’ learning and achievements
Design, develop and write suitable schemes of work for all Key Stages.
To write reports, attend parents’ meetings and respond to parents’ enquiries.
To work with the Head of Music to devise and implement a rehearsal programme resulting in student productions that meet (and hopefully exceed) the expectations of a specialist school with a performing arts focus. This might result in spending additional time after school, on occasional Saturdays and in the half term breaks.
To rehearse students to be confident when performing enabling them to achieve success, be it for an exam or production
To implement the school’s agreed policies
To maintain effective discipline through implementation of the school’s agreed procedures
To take part in the performance management/appraisal programme.
To attend meetings as appropriate
To maintain liaison with classes and individual pupil’s Form Tutors.
To keep abreast of all exam specifications and to meet all deadlines
Teaching a comprehensive KS3 curriculum, covering theory, history and analysis, performance and composition using Logic Pro.
Delivering Edexcel GCSE Music across a 3 year programme from Years 9-11. This covers all aspects of the GCSE curriculum; theory, history and context, analysis skills, solo and ensemble performance, and composition using Logic Pro.
Teaching AQA A Level music; main focus on the Western Classical area of history and analysis, incorporating theory to allow students to access the complex nature of the pieces under the headings ‘Solo Baroque Concerto’, ‘Mozart Opera’ and ‘Romantic Piano of Chopin, Brahms and Greig’. Alongside this area of the course, teaching A Level composition using Logic Pro or Sibelius, and performance skills.
To teach agreed process and creative Music schemes to KS3 classes
To teach and assess in regards to the GCSE and A Level specifications
To ensure that curricular records and assessments are kept and reports written
To mark all work set in relation to internal and external mark schemes
To ensure that health and safety issues are properly understood and procedures followed
Finance and Resources
To provide a list of examination, peripatetic lessons and school trips disbursements when required by the Finance Director
All staff must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to all ArtsEd policies and procedures, ensuring inclusivity, equality of opportunity, and compliance with Health and Safety in the workplace.
All staff must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
All staff must adhere to the staff Code of Conduct
All staff are required to regularly undertake Safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent, and GDPR training and to maintain their own professionalism and job-related knowledge through ongoing CPD.
All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative, and flexible in line with the needs of the post and the school.
All Job Descriptions are reviewed annually and will change to reflect the needs of the School and the post.
ArtsEd is committed to the safety, wellbeing and safeguarding of all pupils and students and expects all staff to share this commitment. Staff in all posts are required to hold a clear, enhanced DBS.
You may also be required to undertake such other comparable duties as your line manager or the Headteacher requires from time to time.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
||These are qualities without which the Applicant could not be appointed
||These are extra qualities which can be used to choose between applicants who meet all of the essential criteria
||Method of assessment
||A relevant degree
|QTS or equivalent
|Production of the Applicant’s certificates
Discussion at interview
Independent verification of qualifications
||The categories of work or organisations, types of achievements and activities that would be likely to predict success in the role
Relevant teaching experience
Directing students in rehearsals
|The categories of work or organisations, types of achievements and activities that would be likely to contribute to success in the role
Working in a similar educational environment
Teaching Edexcel specification for GCSE Music and AQA for A Level.
|Contents of the application form
||The skills required by the Applicant to perform effectively in the role
Ability to design and implement interesting and creative schemes of work
An efficient and effective teacher with evidence of first-class teaching skills.
Monitoring / assessing performance of yourself and students
|The skills that would enable the Applicant to perform effectively in the role
Management of personnel resources
Time Management (of self and others)
Excellent keyboard and sight-reading skills
|Contents of the application form
||The knowledge required by the Applicant to perform effectively in the role
A sound knowledge of relevant examination syllabuses for GCSE, A Level with a willingness to learn new specifications if deemed appropriate.
A range of teaching pedagogy and strategies relevant to the teaching of the subject
Familiarity with current best practice
A sound knowledge of ABRSM and Trinity examination specifications
A good knowledge of assessment procedures relating to the specialist area
|The knowledge that would enable the Applicant to perform effectively in the role
||Contents of the application form
|Personal competencies and qualities
||The personal qualities that the Applicant requires to perform effectively in the role and to ensure that the Applicant safeguards and promotes the welfare of children and young people
Motivation to work with children and young people
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline
Willingness to allocate own time to rehearse productions with students or give additional one to one support to students applying to music schools and performing arts courses
|The personal qualities that would assist the Applicant to perform effectively in the role
||Contents of the application form