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Head of Music - Full-time

School of Science and Technology Maidstone, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4019-154T
  • Posted:28/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS +TLR
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:15/03/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The School of Science and Technology Maidstone (SST) is an exciting new free school, opened in September 2020, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are extremely popular within the local community and have been oversubscribed. As a new school, SST presents a host of exciting opportunities for all- staff and students alike.

In January 2023 SST was inspected by Ofsted and was graded OUTSTANDING in all categories. This is a testament to the fantastic work that has gone into making this school a brilliant place to learn and work. The Music department played an instrumental part in this judgement as one of the “Deep Dive” subjects during the inspection.

We are currently recruiting for an inspirational Lead Teacher of Music with leadership and curriculum experience, to join our team as the school moves to its development of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum.

SST has a thriving Music Department with over 120 students taking part in a wide variety of extracurricular activities including two choirs, an orchestra, two drum groups, a guitar ensemble and three rock/pop bands. Music is at the heart of the culture of the school and we are looking for a driven and passionate teacher who will continue to move the department forward.

If you are passionate about working in a dynamic team to provide inclusive support to enable students to have full and effective access to the secondary school curriculum, we would love to hear from you.

Come and join our dedicated team of professionals who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our students. Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide Outstanding Care, Outstanding Education and Outstanding Opportunities. New opportunities, including career progression, are actively sought for all staff across the school. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across the Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is set up to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

To learn more about of state-of-the-art school, please visit our website: www.sstmaidstone.viat.org.uk

To apply, please download a copy of the application form and email to: j.ryan@sst.viat.org.uk

Information about the school

School of Science and Technology Maidstone is a fantastic, state-of-the-art secondary school, which opened in 2020, and offers a specialist curriculum for students with a flair for STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Maths) subjects.

In January 2023 SST was inspected by Ofsted and was graded OUTSTANDING in all categories. This is a testament to the fantastic work that has gone into making this school a brilliant place to learn and work.

The school is proud to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and an excellent personal development programme which aims to develop well-rounded students who will work hard to make a difference to the world around them. There is an emphasis on technology, a love of reading and the arts. There is a rich extra-curricular programme which includes over 20 clubs and societies. The school environment is inclusive and caring, ensuring equal access and opportunities for learning for every student.

SST looks for staff who share the school’s vision and ethos, who are specialists in their subjects and who are always keen to collaborate.

Set within the Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) main campus, based in Maidstone, the school has enviable indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state-of-the-art Sports Hall.

The school is proud to have been given the Green School Award.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR VIAT
  • Address:New Cut Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5GQ
  • Telephone: 03033030000
  • Email: recruitment@viat.org.uk


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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 Education.