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Head of Music

MPS/UPS plus TLR2a

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated music teacher looking to be HOD in an Ofsted Rated ‘Good’ School in North Devon? Braunton Academy is a highly successful and over-subscribed academy, which sits at the heart of its community.

Braunton Academy
Braunton, North Devon
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Start Date
1st September 2024
Closing Date
15th April 2024 at 12:00

The Creative Arts Faculty is a successful and committed faculty aiming for the highest standards in teaching and learning through fostering creativity.  We seek to encourage aspiration, instil confidence and nurture a love of Music in all of our students and this is evidenced through the outstanding concerts and performances we put on throughout the year.

Music Department within the School

Students enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum at Braunton Academy (see website for details). Braunton Academy music department prides itself on outstanding GCSE results and a growing GCSE cohort bucking the national trend. Many students enjoy peripatetic lessons alongside their timetable allowing them to specialise further on their chosen instrument(s)/voice.

Every year the department puts on a Winter and Summer concert as well as a musical theatre production biennially.

The faculty also works closely with the Devon Music Hub to provide additional experiences such as:

  • Composer in residence
  • Jazz improvisation workshop
  • Visiting artists such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason

We also work closely with primary colleagues within the Braunton Learning Partnership (made up of the feeder primary schools) to put on an annual Junior and Early years singing festival at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe.

Our Music Facilities

One large music classroom including 10 PC computers, class set of ukuleles, drum kit, PA, guitars, bass, 15 electric keyboards. Two small practice rooms one with an i-mac including: Logic Pro/Garageband/FinalCut Pro software.  We also have 3 further practice rooms mainly used for instrumental tuition and rehearsals.

Our main performance space in Isaac Hall has a Yamaha grand piano, also used by our visiting piano teacher.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate and committed to your teaching subject.
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner, who will enthuse both students and staff and help us achieve our goals.
  • Committed to raising standards through creative teaching and learning with high expectations for all.
  • Innovative and forward thinking.
  • Determined to influence positive changes and further developments in the faculty and the academy as a whole.
  • Prepared to fully engage in contributing to our programme of curriculum enrichment.

Our vision is about securing positive futures for all of our students and providing a sustainable, high-quality educational and creative provision for generations to come: every member of staff at Braunton Academy is a committed and experienced professional, dedicated to developing students’ interests and inspiring them to be successful. We continue to develop our excellent teachers further so that they are able to increasingly apply a range of teaching methods to develop our students’ ability to think and reflect. We look forward to you joining us to work with parents, carers and the wider academy community to realise this vision.

How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete the Academy Application form and email it to

For further information about the post and an Academy application form, please visit the Academy website or ring 01271-812221 and ask for Mrs Hellmund.

Please note, if you have not heard from the Academy by Wednesday 17th April 24 you have not been successful on this occasion.

Safeguarding: Braunton Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students therefore an online check of publicly available information will be completed to assess shortlisted candidates’ suitability to work with children. The successful applicant will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and full identity and qualification checks.


Closing Date:
15th April 2024 at 12:00
19th April 2024

About the Provider

Braunton Academy

Students enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum at Braunton Academy. Braunton Academy music department prides itself on outstanding GCSE results and a growing GCSE cohort bucking the national trend.

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