Music Teacher (Maternity Cover), Bookham

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Manor House SchoolBookham

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive dependent upon experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover

An outstanding school in Surrey, with beautiful surroundings, is looking for a temporary Music Teacher.

The successful candidate will involve all children, from the youngest to the oldest, in musical activity and encourage them as individuals as far as they are able. This will include singing, music composition and ensuring they are made familiar with and enjoy the tradition of hymn singing. The candidate will also fulfil the role of a member of the Senior Teaching Staff which may include the role of a form tutor. 

Teaching and Learning

  • To work in collaboration with the drama department to ensure that music enriches the experience of pupils and maintains its role as a subject of major importance at Manor House.
  • Liaise with the Headteacher and other departments (principally Drama) to produce and direct the major Senior School musical production.
  • Ensure that all pupils realise their potential in attainment and wider achievement through high quality teaching and learning experiences.
  • Monitor pupil progress and where necessary provide intervention in order that those taking GCSE music achieve the highest possible grades.
  • Develop a range of stimulating and relevant courses for the classes within the school.
  • Identify resources needed to support learning, teaching and excellence in music.
  • Teach KS2, KS3 and KS4 classes in Music.
  • Record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
  • Organise music for the various occasions such as the Prep department Nativity play and Summer Assembly.
  • Employ a range of strategies and methods of differentiation to take account of pupil learning styles, abilities and previous experiences.
  • Be aware and follow the school’s policies and procedures, especially those relating to safeguarding and child protection, behaviour and Health and Safety.

School ethos

  • Create and maintain a positive environment for teaching by ensuring the Music Room is a stimulating environment that promotes effective learning, high standards of attainment and good discipline.
  • Contribute to and promote the development of a positive school ethos and achievement of the seven school values.
  • Manage and participate in extra-curricular activities. 

For a full Job Description and Person Specification please see the pack attached.

Interviews will take place in the new year.

Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people which all staff share responsibility.   We have an extensive policy on safer recruitment practices which ensures those unsuitable for working with children are identified at the initial stages.  All staff in regulated activity with pupils are subject to the standard pre-employment checks and include an enhanced DBS check.  Volunteers and visitors are also subject to identity checks.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding the students with regular training and updates when required.

Job location

More about Manor House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4EN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 458538
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