Head of Music
Park View School
MPS/UPS + TLR2c
12th May 2023
Required September 2023
We require an inspirational and creative practitioner with a strong track record in teaching, who is committed to building a passion for music and the performing arts in the school.
The successful candidate will be a talented teacher who provides stimulating and engaging learning which will offer students opportunities for success both in and beyond the classrooms.
The post holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to both the curriculum and to the musical life of the school; in doing so, s/he will develop a vibrant and varied culture which will develop the elite musicians but also encourage participation from all.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with emerging leadership skills, a vision for innovative learning and teaching strategies to ensure the highest standards of achievement for our students and a desire to build further upon the achievements of the department to date.
The ideal candidate will be one who:
- Genuinely enjoys teaching and is keen to develop his/her practice;
- Has the ability to teach outstanding lessons;
- Prizes academic excellence and has the determination needed to ensure that his/her lessons are a model of achievement and good practice;
- Has a burning passion which will communicate itself to others and inspire them;
- Is committed to developing a curriculum which will be exciting, innovative and alive;
- Loves working with young people and takes pride and delight in their development and achievement.
The school is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and safety of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Please find all relevant information regarding this position attached.
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Closing date for applications to be received: Friday 12th May 9am
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Park View School
Park View is a forward thinking, exciting and, most important of all, happy school where children of all abilities, aptitudes and social backgrounds achieve. This has given us a reputation for excellence within the locality of which we are exceptionally proud.
We have been at the heart of Chester-le-Street since 1911, first as the town’s grammar school and latterly as its largest Academy. Our roots in the community are long-established and inform all that we do: thus, although we are innovative and offer children a 21st Century education of real worth, we cherish and foster traditional values.
We passionately believe that all young people can achieve if challenged to do so, that each has in them special qualities, talents and strengths which it is the duty of true educators to develop. It is this moral imperative which drives us, providing an unflinching focus upon the continued improvement necessary for us to realise our ambition: to be an outstanding school which provides the very best educational experience for all in our care.
To succeed in our ambition, we work closely in partnership with parents and carers. We rely upon support from home and are delighted that the vast majority of our families make an unconditional commitment to trust their children to our care, reinforcing our standards by supporting school actions. It is this mutual trust which sits at the heart of the school and is one of our greatest strengths.
We have excellent transport links: the school is situated half a mile from Junction 63 of the A1(M) motorway, and the local train station is only 5 minutes walk from our main school site. Chester-le-Street also has a wide variety of leisure facilities, all within walking distance of our school.Visit School Website