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Head Of Music - Full-time/Part-time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-382T
  • Posted:02/07/2020
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR2b - £4660
  • Start Date:Sept or Jan
  • App Close Date:03/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 6th July 2020


MPS / UPS depending upon experience with TLR2b - £4660 available

Full time (possibility of 0.8 FTE)


Start Date: September or January

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Head of Music who is passionate about their subject and will be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching.  You will have experience of teaching across the key stages and be intent on developing a love for music in children.

We are a GOOD school. Our Ofsted in November 2017 highlighted our many Good and Outstanding features. We are the highest performing non-grammar school in the borough of Swale and our results continue to improve year on year.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn. The successful candidate will help to expand and develop an exciting curriculum and will work with other members of the faculty to raise attainment across all key stages.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be a passionate teacher of music and a committed team player;
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism towards student attainment and achievement;
  • demonstrate evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence;
  • have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of students.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via this site only.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact hr@swale.at or  01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Jenni Van Deelen - jenni.vandeelen@swale.at at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post.

Closing Date: 03/07/2020

Interview Date: W/C  6th July 2020

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Headteacher: Ms Yvette Peden

Information about the school

The Sittingbourne School is a large non-selective school and was judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as a ‘Good’ school.

We believe that all learners need to feel safe and secure in school in order for them to reach their full potential. We have established a culture of respect for each other and pride in academic achievement for all learners.

We offer our students a very broad curriculum, placing value on the arts and vocational subjects in addition to core and Ebacc subjects. Our objective is to ensure success for every student so that when they leave us they are well rounded, confident individuals, well equipped to take their place in the work place or further education. We are very proud of the culture and ethos that exists in the school which is continually evolving and developing to ensure that all students benefit from our extensive systems of support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Yvette Peden
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795 472449
  • Email: HR@swale.at

Fax: 01795 470332


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.