Subject Leader of Music

For September 2021
Salary range: MPS/UPS plus TLR2(1) of £2,873

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust which is a small MAT with one secondary school and two primary schools. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives so are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers

We are looking for an inspirational and innovative teacher to lead on the teaching of Music at the school with a real passion for ensuring engagement in learning for all students, together with an interest in playing a part in the creation of our very popular school performances.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • are passionate about raising levels of engagement and achievement;
  • want to make a positive difference by going the extra mile for the benefit of your students;
  • have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas;
  • have the interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate colleagues and students;
  • are keen and able to embed enjoyment and success in learning.

Visits to the school prior to interview are very much encouraged. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Alexa Cox, Head of Creative Arts, on:

Payment is on Teacher Main Scale or Upper Pay scale depending on experience together with a TLR2(1) of £2,873

Please note: to ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we are no longer providing any personal information, including the names and gender of applicants, to short-listing panels.

How to Apply:

Please complete our online application form. This will open in a new window.

If you have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process do not hesitate to contact us at:

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date: Monday, 19 April at 8:00 a.m.
Interview: Tuesday, 27 April