Creative Director of Music and Drama

1.00 GBP Annual + A (Salary open to negotiations for outstanding Candidates)
19 Apr 2018
02 May 2018
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Headteacher: Ms E Forde

Creative Director of Music and Drama - September 2018

MPR/UPR & TLR1A - (Salary open to negotiations for outstanding Candidates)

Copthall School is a culturally diverse and inclusive all girls secondary school based in Mill Hill, Barnet.

Examination results are consistently strong with our 2017 results at GCSE and A-Level above the national averages. Our thriving Sixth Form which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results (ALPS grade 2) offers both A-Level and vocational pathways and our students boast an excellent success rate in University applications. Following the appointment of a new Headteacher in September 2016, Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school which resulted in outstanding outcomes and a progress 8 score of +0.82. Copthall also featured in the 2017 Parliamentary Review showcasing best practice.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and outstanding Curriculum Leader of Performing Arts to shape and develop our Performing Arts offer from September 2018 and to provide excellent teaching of Drama and Music throughout the school at Key Stage 3 and specialise in at least one of these subject areas at Key Stage 4 and 5.

All students at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) study both Music and Drama and at key stage 4 students have the opportunity to study GCSEs in both subjects. At Key Stage 5 we intend to offer appropriate pathways into either A levels or Btec courses, depending on the skills of our students.

Both Music and Drama are popular subjects with our girls who enthusiastically participate in extra-curricular activities. The school promotes creative subjects and the successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Dance department to continue to build the profile of the performing arts.

This role offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate to develop the department and build stronger links with the partnership we have with Mill Hill Foundation School and our Primary feeder schools. We are looking for a passionate teacher who shares our desire for celebrating creativity and nurturing a love of the performing arts and make a wide and varied contribution to overall life at our school while also raising the profile of the performing arts.

Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and those seeking progression to a middle leader appointment.

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a team
  • be able to use a range of teaching strategies to inspire and motivate our students and demonstrate a commitment to sharing best practice with colleagues in the department and the wider school
  • have the proven ability to think strategically and inspire and promote high expectations to raise standards
  • be committed to our values and ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Join a supportive team that has a good track record for student outcomes
  • Access to continuous staff development. All staff receive coaching as part of our Incremental Coaching Programme and we strongly support NPQML & NPQSL

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this or visit us at our 'Recruitment Fair' on Wednesday 18 th April 2018. Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Appointment is subject to a clear DBS check to an enhanced level.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website via the button below or by phoning the school office on .

Closing date: Monday 30 th April 2018 (12 noon)