Teacher of Music

Kettering Science Academy

Teacher of Music (TLR available for the right candidate)

Start date: September 2022

Closing date: 14 March 2022

Location: Kettering Science Academy

Salary: MPS/UPS + possible TLR

Hours per week: Full time, permanent

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and creative Teacher of Music to join the performing arts team at Kettering Science Academy. The music department is at the beginning of a very exciting journey of development and expansion. We are now looking for the right person to join our enthusiastic and highly creative department, and to support the music department to reach its full and extensive potential.

We are very blessed with physical resources: As well as a large collection of orchestral and pop instruments, we have a class set of keyboards, djembe drums and ukuleles, and also dedicated music technology suite. Our two main classrooms are varied and suitable for different activities; both within the core curriculum and for extracurricular opportunities. Our facilities are complimented by 4 purpose-built practice room spaces, each with instruments. We have a fully equipped recording studio, specifically designed with recording opportunities in mind, as well as a trust appointed technician to support with technical elements within performing arts.

Our students are enthusiastic, creative and always keen to participate in enrichment activities. Currently we support students in their pursuit of Music through a mixed music club (offering keyboard, choir and ukulele opportunities), a beginners and intermediate guitar club. Our Music students have regularly both organised and performed in concert opportunities as part of their studies and continue to do this in new and exciting ways in the current climate. We are looking to expand our current provision of extra-curricular opportunities for our students and develop the subject’s visibility across the Academy.

The successful candidate will

· Be able to promote the curriculum of Music across the Academy.

· Be a highly motivated individual and an enthusiastic teacher with the desire to inspire students to achieve, succeed and exceed in their learning of Music.

· Have experience teaching music across Key Stage 3 and KS4 Music GCSE or vocational qualifications..

· Be able to support a programme of enrichment activities in conjunction with other performing arts staff.

· Organise regular opportunities for students both within the academy and in our local community.

What we can offer you

· Daily allowance for breakfast and lunch.

· A modern building with fantastic facilities and resources.

· A supportive and friendly community of staff and students.

· A full induction programme.

· Access to BWT Teaching School Alliance training programmes.

About Kettering Science Academy

Kettering Science Academy is an improving academy on its journey towards ‘good’. We have made rapid improvements and we are now relentlessly focussed on providing stimulating learning experience for all our students. We actively encourage students to participate in all areas of academy life, motivating and inspiring them to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. We believe education is about more than achieving success in exams; it is about preparing students for the challenges and demands of life beyond education. Staff have an uncompromising commitment to this and work closely with one another to support and develop students as well as one another.

We are a thriving community of equals dedicated to creating a great place to work and learn; students and staff are happy and proud to be part of Kettering Science Academy’s journey to being the best that we can be and we would like to offer you the opportunity to jump aboard and join us for this journey!

If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted.

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website ketteringscienceacademy.org or by telephoning 01536 532700 and asking for Ashley Conroy, HR Administrator. Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to recruitment@ketteringscienceacademy.org.

Safer Recruitment

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here – Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy – Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

Closing date: 14 March 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 14 March 2022

Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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