Head of Music Department - Full-time/Part-time

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-42-T
  • Posted:30/10/2023
  • Pay:MPR / UPR
  • Start Date:To be confirmed
  • App Close Date:31/01/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

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We have a new vacancy for a Head of Music at Upton Junior School. We welcome applications from Early Career Teachers and experienced teachers looking for a new challenge.  

Are you passionate about shaping young minds through the power of music? Upton Junior School is an ‘outstanding’ school in Broadstairs, Kent, that embraces the belief that every child deserves "One Childhood, One Chance." As a school with a strong history of academic achievement and a well-established musical reputation in the local community, we are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Head of Music to lead our thriving Music department. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our children’s lives by contributing to the delivery of music lessons for all of the children in the school, as well as running a variety of musical clubs, including choir, rock band and many others as well as any that you wish to.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Lead and champion music education across the Key Stage 2 curriculum, promoting its significance within our school community and the broader local community.

2. Explore connections with local secondary school's music departments to further enhance the musical education we offer.

3. Bring your ambition for primary school music, organisational skills, and a strong musical background to continue to embed Music as a strength of our school and explore any new and exciting opportunities.

About Upton Junior School:

At Upton Junior School, we understand the significance of the educational journey. Our vision of "One Childhood, One Chance," reflects our commitment to providing a nurturing and empowering environment where children can thrive academically and personally. We are proud of our strong musical reputation in the local community, offering a wide range of opportunities, including participation in rock band, choirs, string ensembles, and many more musical endeavours. Our history of academic excellence is a testament to our commitment to the holistic development of every child.

How to Apply:

If you are enthusiastic about shaping young minds through music and would like to be a part of our dedicated team, we encourage you to get in touch. To express your interest or for further information, please contact Darci Arthur, Head of School, at headofschool@uptonjunior.com.

Don't miss your chance to be part of our school community and contribute to our mission of providing "One Childhood, One Chance."

This is a permanent position. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.

Join us, and let your passion for music make a difference in the lives of our children.

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Leonie Roke, HR Assistant
  • Address:Upton Junior School,
    Edge End Road,
    CT10 2AH
  • Telephone: 01843861393
  • Email: HRA@vikingacademytrust.com



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