Music Teacher - NQT, Putney, London

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Ark Putney AcademyPutney, London

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Main Scale £29,375 - £39,587
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

                                                   Music Teacher– NQT  

           This is a fantastic opportunity to join a ‘good’ school from 1st September 2018. 

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Ark Putney is a mixed school with 638 students, ranging from year 7 through to a very successful sixth form. 

In its 2017 OFSTED inspection Ark Putney Academy was rated ‘Good’ in every category. 

We have a very successful sixth form which is renowned in the local area.  We have a strong ethos, results are excellent and every year, we send large numbers of students to some of the best universities, including Oxbridge.   

In 2015, we moved into newly renovated buildings that bring the main Grade II listed building up to a modern learning light and airy teaching space and provides a state-of the art science labs. 

We are looking to appoint a Music Teacher to plan and deliver challenging and engaging lessons that instill a passion for learning. The Music department is a highly successful and hard-working department that enjoys a positive working atmosphere.  The academy has a very successful Choir, our own recording studio and offers students a wide variety of musical instruments that they can learn to play. We have our own dedicated suite of Apple Mac PCs for the students to compose their own music. We have a ‘band programme’ in KS3, the majority of students learn to play instruments in groups of four which are then transposed into small bands who perform at our public events.

We welcome applications from newly qualified teachers.  As an NQT, you will have a full CPD programme which includes coaching meetings with a mentor, group training and individual support tailored to needs.  To find out more about how we can support you to develop yourself, please visit: 

Our ideal candidate will: 

• have had significant impact on student attainment 

• be able to motivate and challenge learners of all abilities 

• have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 

• be committed to Ark Putney’s ethos of high expectations  

If you share our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you. 

 Please submit your application by 11 am on Thursday 22 March 2018. 

 For questions about the position or an informal discussion, please contact the Principal, Alison Downey, on 020 8788 3421 or   For any other queries regarding your application, please contact Julie Rickard, Principal’s PA on 0208 394 5612 or .    

Salary: Ark MPS (Inner London) £29,375 - £39,587 depending on experience 

Start date:       1st September 2018  

Closing Date: 11 a.m on 22 March 2018 

Interviews: w/b 26 March 2018  

Ark Putney Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Ark Putney Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pullman Gardens, Putney, London, SW15 3DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 788 3421
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Ark Putney Academy is a mixed secondary school with sixth form in Putney, south-west London. The academy accommodates students aged 11-18 and is part of Ark, a network of more than 30 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.