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Monday 26th June 2017MPS/UPS (TLR available and negotiable)w/c 26th June 2017September 2017 or January 2018Full Time or Part Time

Brooke Weston is an Outstanding and oversubscribed Academy in Northamptonshire. We offer an exceptional working and learning environment, where students are placed at the heart of the learning experience. As a National Teaching School, Brooke Weston offers excellent professional development and promotional prospects and opportunities to work with like-minded people from across our alliance of schools.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated teacher of music with a passion for their subject and the ability to enthuse and engage students. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional and would be suitable for an experienced teacher who wants to work in a leading Academy focussed on ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential. A TLR would be available for the right person who can help to deliver significant impact.

As a member of staff at Brooke Weston, we can offer you the following:

  • Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects
  • Opportunities for continued professional studies
  • The support of a cohesive and committed team of teachers who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations
  • Guaranteed PPA equivalent to one day per week
  • Breakfast and lunch provided for all staff
  • Onsite professional gym at a discounted rate

As a member of staff at Brooke Weston, you will:

  • Be a consistently Good or Outstanding teacher
  • Be passionate about music
  • Be eager to inspire and motivate students to exceed expectations

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

Education and QualificationsCriteriaAssessment
Qualified teacher statusEA
Good honours graduateEA
Commitment to personal/professional developmentDI
Experience of teaching KS3 and KS4 studentsEA/I
Experience of delivering AS/A Level EA/I
Experience in post 16 teachingEA/I
Knowledge and UnderstandingCriteriaAssessment
Secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills in specialist subjects EA/I
Secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills in music EA/I
Clear understanding of the secondary curriculum and its assessmentEI
Ability to employ a range of effective teaching, learning styles and assessment methodsEI
Ability to use assessment data to inform planning and set targetsDI
Strong command of subject areaDA/I
Ability to access and use classroom relevant research and inspection evidence to improve teaching and learningDI
Teaching and LearningCriteriaAssessment
Ability to raise achievement for allEI
Committed to ensuring excellent standards of behaviour at all timesEI
Good communication skillsEI
Committed to role of tutor for a group of students and the benefits of pastoral care EI
Experience of teaching a range of courses including KS3, GCSE, AS and A2 EI
Willingness and commitment to contribute to the extra-curricular provision of the performing arts dept.EA/I
Skills and AttributesCriteriaAssessment
Ability to establish good working relationships and effective teamworkEI
Good communication skillsEA/I
Excellent role model for staff and studentsEI
Innovatory approaches to curriculum deliveryEA/I
Ability to generate ideas and drive initiativesDA/I
Personal QualitiesCriteriaAssessment
High expectations of students and colleaguesEA/I
Highly motivated and able to motivate and inspire studentsEI
Enthusiastic and committedEI
A passion for teachingEI
A forward-thinking approachEI
Excellent interpersonal skillsEI
Ability to be reflective and self-criticalEI
Display calmness under pressureEI
Potential for further promotionEA/I
Charismatic - having 'a presence'EI
Willingness to take on other roles and responsibilities within the departmentEA/I
Criteria Key
Assessment Key

Purpose of job


The Teacher of Music will be responsible for the academic outcomes of the students they teach. High quality teaching and high expectations are at the heart of Brooke Weston and all teachers are expected to develop exemplary practice which supports the ethos, values and vision and contributes to the overall life and work of the Academy. Teachers at Brooke Weston Academy are also expected to promote and develop social, moral and physical aptitudes in their students and to provide advice and guidance where necessary.

Learning and Teaching Role

  • Plan and prepare schemes of work and develop supporting resources.
  • Provide relevant and purposeful learning opportunities which are differentiated for students of all abilities.
  • Ensure that lessons and resources are well planned and delivered in accordance with relevant Academy policies e.g. teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment.
  • Arrange and promote relevant subject activities which will enhance the learning and motivation of students.

Assessment and Reporting

  • Utilise a range of formative and summative assessment techniques to monitor student progress.
  • Mark students work regularly providing clear targets for improvement.
  • Participate in preparing students for public examinations including the accurate assessment of students and the recording and reporting of such assessments.
  • Provide a termly report on the progress and attainment of students in your classes.

Monitoring and Review

  • Contribute to the review and development of the curriculum including the development of programmes of study, teaching materials and the refinement of teaching methods.
  • Participate in the annual Academy review.
  • Participate in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and student care arrangements in the Academy.

Liaison Role

  • Communicate and consult with parents of students in relation to their academic progress and any behavioural concerns.
  • Attend parents' consultation meetings for the classes for which you have responsibility.
  • Co-operate with other members of staff in the department and Academy.

Student Care Role

  • Promote and develop positive relationships with students
  • Undertake the role of tutor monitoring and supporting the development of the students in your tutor group.
  • Take responsibility for the overall academic performance of students in the tutor group against Academy targets.
  • Draft an annual tutor report.

Management and Administration

  • Participate in administrative and organisational tasks as required by the role.
  • Attendance at assemblies and tutor time.

Training and Development

Teachers will be supported in their individual professional development through the performance management process and by attendance at whole Academy training days.

Extra-curricular Provision

  • Contribute to raising and maintaining the profile of Performing Arts within the Academy; undertaking afterschool music clubs and promoting students' involvement in concerts and performances
  • Organise music related trips/visits.
  • Contribute to the organisation and realisation of performing arts events; concerts, music productions and shows, both on and off-site.

Other Duties

Undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Associate Principal.

Collegiate responsibility

In addition to the specific responsibilities of this post, every member of staff at Brooke Weston will commit to:

  • providing a courteous and efficient service to students at all time
  • using their influence with other staff and students to promote high standards of behaviour and order within the Academy
  • working to maintain the Academy at the forefront of educational practice
  • fostering and sustaining a culture of independence and creativity in all aspects of the Academy's operation

Performance Management

All staff will participate in Brooke Weston's Performance Management Review scheme as outlined in the Trust's pay and CPD policies.

Role Review

This job description sets out the main duties of this post at the time of drafting. It cannot be read as on exhaustive list. It may be altered at any time in consultation with the post holder subject to the Associate Principal's approval.

Information for Applicants

Brooke Weston is an innovative nationally acclaimed educational establishment whose philosophy and approach is embedded in student centred learning, underpinned by a structured framework of assessment that has differentiation and personalisation at its heart. Opened in 1991, Brooke Weston Academy has consistently appeared in the top rank of state comprehensive schools. On average this year 90% in Year 11 achieved five or more GCSEs graded A* - C with 28% gaining A*/A grades. 84% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSEs graded A* - C including Maths and English. 55% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate. In Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate with 74% gaining A*/A or B grades.

Brooke Weston Academy has exceptionally high standards and works hard to preserve the ethos, which places the student at the heart of the learning experience. Our OfSTED report of January 2011 confirmed Brooke Weston Academy's outstanding reputation and highlighted, amongst other aspects, the positive relationships between staff and students and the outstanding learning opportunities available.

The Department

The department currently consists of three highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed members of staff. It is responsible for the delivery of music, dance and drama curricula within the school. The Performing Arts department offers a variety of extra- curricular activities including a strong and well-developed peripatetic music provision and relationship with The Core Theatre in Corby. The department has also established a regular performance programme that takes different ensembles to perform nationally in collaboration with other groups.

Teaching and Learning

Our students are encouraged to become highly motivated, independent learners and are able to learn through differentiated learning activities at four levels. This allows them to develop high levels of knowledge, skills and technological understanding. Students are taught in mixed ability groups at all key stages. Students' work is carefully monitored and assessed regularly and they are involved in individual target setting. The performing arts department is situated in a purpose-built, state of the art facility which includes specialist dance and drama facilities, one music technology suite and specialist music practice rooms.

The department makes use of whole Academy facilities, which include a modern lecture seating up to 100 students, well-equipped library/resource centre, which also contains a large number of laptops for student use and a full sized theatre seating up to 500 students.


Key Stage 3 is delivered over two-years. Students subsequently follow a programme of induction towards GCSE Music, Drama or Dance, which they can then choose to maintain study of at Key Stage 4. We currently offer A Level Music and BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas in Music Technology (Production) and Performing Arts at Key Stage 5.

Having read the advertisement and explored our website, if you are inspired and motivated to apply for a position at Brooke Weston these are the next steps you need to take:

  • Download the following documents: the application form, job description, person specification and departmental details.
  • If you meet the requirements outlined in the person specification and feel that you can make a positive contribution to Brooke Weston then we would like to hear from you.

The Application Process:

  1. Complete all sections of the application form (Parts 1 and 2). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.
  2. Write a letter of application on no more than two sides of A4 (12 point text).

Please submit your letter of application and application form either by email or by post to :

The Principal
Brooke Weston
Coomb Road
Great Oakley
NN18 8LA

Please be aware that if you have not heard from Brooke Weston within four weeks of the advertisement date, your application, has on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

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