Teacher of Music, Bedford

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Bedford Free SchoolBedford

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £39,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Want a school that believes EVERY pupil should learn a musical instrument?

Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? 


Visit! You will be blown away. 

You will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting a music teacher. 


At BFS our values of respect, honesty and high expectations drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for nearly 6 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, music is at the heart of this. 


With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university. 


We have a knowledge-based curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department. You will be led by excellent leaders - our Head of Department is brilliant! You will be working with others - the Salvation Army come in to support our ambition that all pupils play a musical instrument as an entitlement. We have twice-weekly electives during the school timetable so that pupils can experience a lot of music weekly should they choose. 

We are ideally looking for a teacher who can teach the violin, but will not rule out colleagues on the basis of their instrument. 

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More about Bedford Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Cauldwell House, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 332299
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BFS opened in September 2012 and is now heavily oversubscribed, reflecting our established popularity and reputation with local parents. We have now celebrated three sets of solid GCSE results that put us top in Bedford and amongst the best in the re...