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Head of Music - Full-time

Bexleyheath Academy, Bexleyheath

  • Ref:KCC303-4002-139T
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:L7 - L11 £54,990 - £60,308 per annum
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:01/07/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:ASAP

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Head of Music

L7 - L11 £54,990 - £60,308 per annum

AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

January or September start date

We are expanding at unprecedented rates; our Year 7 cohort is due to triple in number from September 2023 and our whole school pupil numbers have risen 50% over the past two years. 

This is an extremely exciting time to join our school and we are now hiring outstanding teachers to be part of our team ideally from September!

Bexleyheath Academy is a non-selective comprehensive situated in the heartland of Kent grammar schools. When inspectors visited Bexleyheath Academy in July 2021, they said that the way in which pupils work in school has been “transformed”, and that “there is a positive atmosphere in classes and around the school”. Inspectors also said that the school “has completely changed” and have confirmed in their report that Bexleyheath Academy is officially a good school. 

Inspectors commented that the team at the Academy “set students consistently high standards” and that pupils are “polite, friendly and considerate”. They said that the students “actively demonstrate the school value ‘be big-hearted’.” Inspectors also confirmed that “Pupils make strong progress in their subjects, particularly English and Mathematics.”

Bexleyheath has been on an incredible journey of improvement, from previously being in special measures to our current status as a good school and we have a fantastic team of friendly, happy staff in place who have worked hard to realise that transformation; students who are proud to be learning at the school and parents who firmly support the team here.

As a school of choice within the local community, we are experiencing unprecedented growth in our student numbers. As a result, we are actively seeking passionate and dedicated teachers across all departments who will join our team who work hard to ensure that our students go on to lead remarkable lives. We have students from all walks of life and will give each of them, no matter how difficult their start, access to every walk of life.

We are currently accepting applications for this fantastic Head of Music role. We warmly welcome visits to the school so you can see your relevant department in action and meet staff who you would be potentially working with from September. Our facilities are outstanding across the school so you would have all the tools available to you. 

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that these values and ideals start to take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using rluthfa@bexleyheathacademy.org

Closing date: Monday June 26th 2023

Interviews will take place as soon as possible and applications will be considered upon receipt. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Information about the school

Bexleyheath Academy is part of Academies Enterprise Trust, one of five schools in the London Region serving over 5000 pupils. It is proud to be a non-selective school in the grammar heartland of Kent and will stop at nothing to ensure our students achieve the very best of outcomes.

Our core mission has always been to close the educational gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Our ambition is one where every child in an academy, no matter their background, has equal access to high quality education, giving them the same opportunities and potential to succeed.

When inspectors visited Bexleyheath Academy in July 2021, they said that the way in which pupils work in school has been “transformed”, and that “there is a positive atmosphere in classes and around the school”. Inspectors also said that the school “has completely changed” and have confirmed in their report that Bexleyheath Academy is officially a good school.

This has been achieved through high expectations, a high-quality curriculum, brilliant teaching with each teacher wanting to get better every day and, most importantly, an embedded culture that drives every decision in the school. This culture is embedded at the Academy through the core values of, ‘Be Unusually Brave, Push The Limits, Discover What’s Possible and Be Be Hearted' leading to high aspiration, high motivation and outstanding outcomes.

If you are looking to join a group of motivated, inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives then this is the academy for you.

Should you wish to visit us in person then our doors are open to you at any time on any day.

We are currently hiring for a Safeguarding Administrator to join our fantastic team of support staff from September 2023. As the Safeguarding Administrator, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Safeguarding Officer (DSL) and ensuring the effective implementation of our safeguarding policies and procedures. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about safeguarding and making a positive difference in the lives of young people.

If you are passionate about safeguarding and possess the necessary administrative skills to support our Safeguarding Officer (DSL), we would love to hear from you. This role offers an opportunity to contribute to the well-being and protection of our students, ensuring they have a safe and nurturing environment to thrive in.

We warmly welcome visits to the school so you can see your relevant department in action and meet staff who you would be potentially working with from September. Our facilities are outstanding across the school so you would have all the tools available to you.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using rluthfa@bexleyheathacademy.org

Job Contact Information

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.