- To have high expectations of all students attainment and personal conduct.
- To create an environment where there is an emphasis on success and potential and where all individuals and their achievements are valued and celebrated.
- To develop a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses a wide range of learning experiences and reflects the needs of the local community.
- To continue to develop policies and systems to enable us to provide the best possible education for students.
- To establish a team spirit amongst all the staff at JRCS and visiting instrumental staff.
- To help promote JRCS in the local community in general and with primary schools in particular.
- To promote the development of outside agencies to develop the wider needs of the musical child.
- To work closely with the Community Music Service to enable individual potential to flourish.
| Department Staffing Structure From September 2011
| Director of Music Specialism & Head of Department
||Mr K Jenner
| Head of KS4 and A Level
||Mr D Mitchell
| Music BTEC Coordinator
||Ms W Evans
| Teacher of Music
||Mr T Coltman
| Music Technician | IT Technician
||Mr T Dignam
| Music Instructor
||Mr N Wing
| Music Instructor
||Mr A Thomas
| Music Admin
||Miss M Ford
Key Stage 3
Extended homework task are set during the year.
Key Stage 4
All pupils who receive instrumental or vocal tuition automatically have homework because of their commitment to practising. One third of the marks at GCSE are awarded to performing and many pupils rehearse with others out of school to try to improve their performances. The coursework of the composing area of the exam requires onward-going skills in compositional techniques and a tape to be presented by the examination deadline. Some of this work is completed as homework.
Pupils will also undertake research and written homework's at times when this is appropriate.
The music department follows the whole school assessment policy.
At Key Stage 3 students do a formal evaluation of their own work, peer assessment and skills review for each completed module. They complete Progress Booklets reviewing and setting smart targets throughout the year. Teacher assessment provides opportunity to regularly feedback Effort grades, levels of attainment, awarded National Curriculum levels and target grades.