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Head of Department - Performing Arts - Full-time

Strood Academy, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-6905-362T
  • Posted:15/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR2c
  • Start Date:January 2023 (or earlier dependent on successful c
  • App Close Date:03/10/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role: Are you a passionate and experienced practitioner with a proven track record of success? Are you keen to secure a Head of Department position within a highly successful academy? Strood Academy has an exciting opportunity for an engaging and enthusiastic Head of Department - Performing Arts to join their thriving department from January 2023. Our successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Performing Arts department and ensuring high standards of teaching and learning. If you are an experienced Performing Arts practitioner ready for a role with leadership responsibilities, we want to hear from you!

This is a chance to join an enthusiastic team of Performing Arts specialists who are dedicated, driven and highly creative. The team are generous with their time and very much enjoy sharing resources and expertise; a real team ethos has been created in the Performing Arts department. You will play a key role in developing our curriculum and will have the opportunity to be involved in many exciting projects including: whole school productions, theatre trips, workshops, after-school clubs and competitions. Many of our students attend extra-curricular clubs that are run by our team. Additionally, we have three visiting peripatetic teachers who deliver vocal, drum, guitar and piano lessons. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have formed with professional arts institutions including: The Royal Academy of Dance, The Royal Opera House and The Royal Shakespeare Company. The school has modern facilities including a state of the art Dance Studio, Drama Studio, Stage, Music Rehearsal Rooms and an AV Room. We are very keen to develop the Performing Arts department even further and seek an all rounded individual who is willing to contribute to our fantastic team culture.

Our successful candidate will receive:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post.
  • A range of professional development opportunities. 
  • Opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

  • An excellent teacher with a record of excellent outcomes.
  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential.
  • Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is a full time, permanent role offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience and TLR2c (£3,018). ​​​

 

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Information about the school

Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our vision is to be an inclusive community where we are all kind, respectful and resilient in our journey towards excellence. Our students thrive through an enriching and diverse curriculum that offers a global perspective, empowering all to become inquisitive lifelong learners.

Our core values are to be:

  • Inquisitive
  • Respectful
  • Resilient
  • Kind

Our purpose at Strood Academy is to:

  • Nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;
  • Shape leaders within a global community;
  • Develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;
  • Help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens.

We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.

Why work at Strood Academy?

  • Our recent OFSTED inspection has confirmed that the academy continues to be judged ‘Good’ and is very strong in many aspects and areas. The full report can be found on our website and I would like to share a quote which reflects the culture and ambition we all have for our students. ​​​​​​​ ‘The principal advocates a culture of high expectations, aspirations and traditional values. Leaders’ high expectations are reflected in the ambitious International Baccalaureate curriculum. This provides a global perspective which encourages pupils to be inquisitive lifelong learners’. To read the full report please click here.​​​​​​​

  • Centralised behaviour system and detentions - simple for teachers to follow allowing disruptive free classrooms.

  • Our commitment to the development of all staff - CPD on Wednesday afternoons and the opportunity to collaborate with staff from other schools in the LAT. Also all staff at Strood receive regular coaching feedback through our on-line platform on-track.
  • Strood academy is easily accessible by A2 and the high speed train can allow for travel into London in less than 30 minutes.
  • We have a common sense approach to workload. All teachers are expected to feedback or live mark. We also work closely as a Trust allowing for centralised resources to be shared across our secondary schools.

"We deliver innovative teaching and learning through our broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum allowing our students to experience a rich variety of subjects. Our curriculum and lessons are sequenced to enable our students to build on their prior knowledge and further develop their understanding in order for them to achieve the highest outcomes regardless of their starting point.

Our staff are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning environment where students are challenged and stretched to achieve their personal best. Our enrichment programme and curriculum are designed to support the development of our students into well rounded individuals who engage as positive citizens within their communities as well as becoming lifelong learners." - Principal Numera Anwar

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Carnation Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 717 121
  • Email: office@stroodacademy.org

Fax: 01634 726 643

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.