Head of Music, St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth-Form College, Featherstone

Location: Head of Music, St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth-Form College, Featherstone

Closing Date: April 22, 2021

Salary: TMS & TLR2a

Full Time


Not suitable for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT)

Apply By: 9am Thursday 22nd April 2021

Job Posted: Wednesday 31st March 2021

An extremely rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at St. Wilfrid’s as Head of Music.

St. Wilfrid’s are seeking to appoint a colleague who has the drive and ambition to further develop the Music Team and deliver outstanding progress and outcomes for our young people. As a Middle Leader you will be supported and challenged, so that as well as contributing to students’ success and that of the School, you are personally developed in your career. The colleague appointed will also contribute significantly to School events and our School Productions, alongside the Performing Arts Team.

The Music Team works closely with Performing Arts; collectively there are 4 colleagues. They work incredibly hard to ensure that students’ learning, educational experiences and extra-curricular activities are stimulating. Music is a thriving subject which is popular at GCSE. Peripatetic instrument lessons are provided with an impressive take-up. All GCSE Music students take the AQA qualification. The Department is housed in its own suite of classrooms with a Departmental Office.

St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth-Form College is a mixed voluntary Academy for 11-18 year olds, based in North Featherstone in West Yorkshire. There are currently 1,534 students in attendance. The school opened in 1963 and has a proud history. St. Wilfrid’s was judged as Good by Ofsted in June 2016 and also judged as Good by the Diocesan Section 48 Inspection in April 2017.

We are proudly part of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust which comprises of three Secondary Schools and twelve Primary Schools.

We can offer:

  • A bespoke CPD programme based on career stage
  • Opportunities for Secondary collaboration within both the Trust and the Diocese
  • Motivated and hard-working students
  • A School which is ambitious and aspirational for all

Visits to the school are welcomed and will follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines.

Informal discussions about the role are welcomed too; please contact Mrs Jenny Doherty (Headteacher’s PA) on 01977 691027 or jdo@st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk. Further information about our School can be found by viewing our Virtual Open Day information: https://www.visitstwilfrids.org and https://www.visitstwilfridssixth.org.

To apply for this post, please see the below documents, complete the Application Form and sent it to Jenny Doherty (Headteacher’s PA) via e-mail: jdo@st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk.

Headteacher Letter

Job Description

Person Specification

The closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 22nd April 2021.

All of our staff uphold the Core Values and Catholic Ethos of the School. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance in line with our Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy.

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