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Curriculum Leader - Performing Arts
An Exciting Opportunity
to join Swindon Academy: the top school in Swindon for GCSE progress for the past four years.
Bordering on the beautiful Cotswolds
and within commuting distance of Bristol, Bath, Reading and Oxford
Swindon Academy is looking to appoint a highly motivated and ambitious colleague to lead the Performing Arts Faculty. As Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts you will lead a team of Music, Drama and Dance specialists. With superb facilities, and a spectacular building, you will join a school that has a genuine commitment to The Arts. The successful candidate will be energetic, creative and have a passion for teaching music or drama across the age and ability range.
Salary: Highly competitive (with TLR 2b)
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Interviews: week commencing Monday 12th October 2020
Start Date: January or Easter 2021
Swindon Academy is an all-through United Learning School which opened in 2007. Leaders are focused on raising standards for children and young people to ensure that the school is the best it possibly can be for our community. We moved into spectacular new accommodation in 2010. The secondary phase of the Academy has approximately 1000 pupils on roll including a sixth form for 240 students. Swindon Academy works in collaboration with Nova Hreod Academy, which is 0.7miles away.
We are looking for a Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts who:
is an well qualified, excellent Music, Drama or Dance teacher with experience of subject leadership
- is a dynamic leader with high expectations and a commitment to improvement
- can demonstrate excellent organisational and inter-personal skills and the ability to lead in a team
- has clear vision, energy and commitment to all aspects of school life
- has a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our students
Swindon Academy can offer you:
enthusiastic, friendly and well-behaved students who deserve the very best teachers
- a superb building with state of the art facilities
- hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic staff
- a rigorous whole-school discipline policy effectively supported by the senior leadership team.
- A strong team of Performing Arts teachers who have been working together to develop their Mastery Curriculum
- supportive leadership and a committed Governing Body
- a guaranteed CPD offer with real opportunities to develop as a teacher
Why choose us
We can offer you a school where we are proud to teach a knowledge-rich curriculum. You will receive excellent CPD to develop your subject pedagogy and classroom management. You will have access to collaboratively planned schemes of work and lesson resources. We guarantee disruption free learning in EVERY lesson. We have a highly supportive and hands-on SLT who take responsibility for creating a calm and respectful ethos.
We have a dedicated team of non-teaching pastoral and SEN staff who work with SLT and teachers to support pupils. This enables us to have a 98% record of homework completion with centralised detentions for non-completion. We also have a varied extra-curricular programme which helps our students grow and develop into rounded individuals
Swindon Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
Swindon Academy 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.