Lead Teacher for Music
Full-time – from January 2023
TLR2A (£2,873 per annum)
Fixed term to August 2024 in the first instance with a view to the post being extended, subject to funding
The Directors of Uffculme Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a Lead Teacher for Music to join the Performing Arts faculty of our Outstanding School from January 2023. We are looking for a skilled professional with excellent classroom practice and a proven track record of supporting students to achieve well. The successful candidate will be, or have the potential to be an effective middle leader who has the necessary understanding of how to maintain and develop a high-performing subject area, and the skills and commitment needed to lead the team forward.
Historically the Music department has had a strong track record of achievement, with good levels of take up at KS4, and we are keen to build on this for the future. The facilities are excellent and there is significant buy-in to the subject by students as evidenced by the large numbers that take up the many extra-curricular opportunities offered by the team.
Uffculme School is a popular, high performing school located on the beautiful Devon/Somerset border with easy motorway access to the regional centres of Taunton and Exeter. The February 2014 Ofsted inspection classed the school as ‘Outstanding’. We are a fully comprehensive school and committed to inclusion. In 2019 (the last year when league tables were issued) our Progress 8 score was +0.7 with disadvantaged students achieving +0.47, maintaining our track-record as being one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country. Consequently, we have received many national awards and accolades over recent times in recognition of the quality of the education provided here at Uffculme.
Whilst our examination results speak for themselves, they don’t tell the whole story. They are based on a culture of high expectations; exceptional levels of student participation and active involvement in the life of the school; and great relationships between staff and students. We make no apologies for wanting it all as a school: happy staff, happy students, outstanding results, amazing opportunities, and a culture which rewards and values success in all its forms.
If that sounds like the sort of school you would like to be a part of, please get in touch to find out more.
Uffculme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.