Deputy Director of Learning - Head of Music

Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy
Isle of Wight
Full time - Permanent
Salary/salary scale: 
Leadership Points 3 -7 (£41,989-£46,430)
Closing date: 
23rd Apr 2019, 12:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
Monday 29th April 2019
Start date: 
September 2019

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop as a teacher. This is a fantastic time to join the Academy and we’re excited about you coming to join our team!

Music is taught to all students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) and becomes an option (with Music Technology) in Years 9 – 11. Both subjects are offered at A level.

At present the Academy has a number of small groups and ensembles, including a choir, ukulele orchestra and the Academy Band. The ability and passion to deliver a range of music after school and enrichment opportunities for students is essential to this role to expand and develop the performance skills of our students.

This role offers an exciting opportunity and challenge for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to join a strong and successful Creative faculty. We are fortunate to have cutting edge facilities here in our purpose built and highly inspirational building. The Creative department has several purpose built music classrooms including dedicated practice rooms, 2 iMac music technology suites and a professional recording studio.

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidates:
• Join a talented Creative faculty.
• Relocation and recruitment possibilities can also be discussed at interview for the right candidate.
• students who are a pleasure to teach.
• a strong culture of professional development in this aspiring Teaching School.
• superb, state-of-the-art facilities.
• an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations.
• collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust.

This is a key leadership role in the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be:
• A qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy
• Ambitious to develop the musical potential of our students and the scope and range of musical activity and performance
• A competent leader, able to take responsibility for the leadership of this department
• A good colleague, who can work with the other members of the Creative faculty and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy

All teachers at Cowes are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the academy as form teachers and we welcome involvement in extra-curricular activities. Teaching staff are required to meet the core standards within the framework of the Professional Standards for Teachers in England. There is an effective system for the performance management and professional development of all staff.

For further information or the opportunity to talk to the Principal, Rachel Kitley by telephone or to visit the academy and discuss this post, please contact: Donna Harrison, HR Officer at or call +44 1983 203103.

For more details about Cowes Enterprise College, visit our academy website:

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.

How to apply: 

Application is made by completing and returning the academy application form by the closing date of Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Please apply via the TES website or contact Donna Harrison, HR officer.