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About the role: Strood Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Music for September 2019. We are looking for a highly ambitious team-player to join our dynamic Performing Arts team. We have a superb Performing Arts team who work closely together and are driven to increase the profile and exposure of music and the arts within the academy. We offer a range of extra-curricular music clubs such as Guitar Club and our choir, “Vocalize”. We are looking to expand our music department and seeking the ideal candidate to take our music department to the next level!
We have a range of talented, passionate and hard-working performers here at Strood Academy who thrive on performing. The music department works closely with Dynamics Music Association and we currently have external professional peripatetic tutors who come in on a weekly basis to deliver private tuition in piano, drums, guitar, vocals, clarinet and flute. The music department is well equipped with a range of instruments, four private practice rooms and an AV room.
The candidate will have the opportunity to work across Key Stage 3 and 4 to inspire students and contribute fully to an exciting and varied curriculum, as well as providing students with the opportunity to leave Key Stage 4 with a qualification in NCFE Music Technology. Willingness to work collaboratively and to support a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as educational visits, after-school clubs and our winter and summer productions, is essential. Expertise in piano would be an advantage; however, we welcome applicants from all musical backgrounds who will bring other expertise and skills to the team.
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.
Our core value is “Building ambition; inspiring pride” and our purpose at Strood Academy is to:
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.
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 core values are creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability which are embedded and evident in all of our activities. 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. Leigh Academies Trust invite those with the relevant expertise and ambition to join them in supporting a learning institution capable of preparing students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy will be fully integrated into Leigh Academies Trust from January 2017 and as part of this planned move, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
As part of the cluster; structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
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