Teacher of Music, Birmingham

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Nishkam High SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: Jan 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The school now has a three year trend of outstanding GCSE results that have placed the school in the top 10% of all schools nationally for both progress and attainment in each of those three years:

            Attainment 8        Progress 8

2017              55.1                    +0.97

2018              54.8                    +0.74

2019*            56.1                    +0.97

This job opportunity is to join an outstanding faculty within an outstanding school. The school has committed itself to trusting its staff, developing its staff and giving its staff the time they need to do their job well. Music sits at the centre of our faith inspired, virtues led approach to education.

The school hosted its first musical production in 2018/19, Mary Poppins, to go along with annual Winter and Summer musical performances.

DATES: Apply by midday on Monday October 14, 2019

TITLE: Teacher of Music (with TLR available as Subject Leader for an applicant with appropriate skills and experience)

SALARY: Competitive salary (+TLR for an applicant with appropriate skills and experience)

LOCATION: Nishkam High School – Birmingham

REPORTING TO:   Faculty Leader  

TO COMMENCE:   January 2020

CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time - Permanent 

Overview of the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Trust that is committed to a ‘faith inspired, virtues led’ approach to education. This job opportunity is to join an outstanding faculty within an outstanding school. The school has committed itself to trusting its staff, developing its staff and giving its staff the time they need to do their job well. Music sits at the centre of our faith inspired, virtues led approach to education. We are looking for someone passionate about music, someone who is self-motivated, resilient and willing to learn. We have much to offer – great children, talented teachers and a dedicated CPD programme bespoke to your needs.

The Role

To continue the excellent work already completed in Music both within the classroom and beyond. The school hosted its first musical production in 2018/19, Mary Poppins, to go along with annual Winter and Summer musical performances. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher (the Subject Leader role (plus TLR) is available for candidates with appropriate skills and experience), responsible for the continued evolution of the KS3 curriculum and the expansion of our peripatetic offer. You will teach music throughout Key Stages 3 – 4 and help develop the appropriate pathways for our students into KS5 as well. 

2019* GCSE Music examinations: Grades 9 – 4 = 88%

2019* GCSE Whole School Progress 8 = +0.97

2019* GCSE Whole School Attainment 8 = 56.06

Ideally, you will be:

  • an innovative and dedicated classroom practitioner with a record in raising standards and driving progress
  • able to inspire pupils to go beyond their expectations with a real passion for your subject
  • a creative and inventive professional, committed to being a positive role model for children
  • enthusiastic about contributing to the wider life of the school
  • keen to play a key role in the interventions and support given to students who require help

We will offer you

  • a staff development programme designed to further knowledge and skills based around two hours of CPD each week
  • two weeks holiday in the Autumn half term
  • a school rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas in both its OFSTED Section 5 inspection and its faith Section 48 inspection
  • a professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • bright, enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and are proud of their school community
  • an inspirational work environment
  • modern, well-resourced working environment with excellent ICT facilities
  • opportunities for involvement in the wider pastoral and extra -curricular life of the school
  • pathways to advance your career

To apply:

  • At this time you need to submit an application form to the Trust, in the first instance at HR.Enquiries@nishkamschools.org 
  • Letters to be no more than two sides of A4 and to be received by midday on Monday October 14, 2019
  • For any successful, interested candidate, interviews will take place on Thursday October 17, 2019

This is a key role within the school but the successful candidate will also be expected to also work closely with the Trust Directors and contribute to driving the Standards agenda forward in all Nishkam schools. A flexible, innovative and energetic approach is, therefore, an essential requirement, as is a commitment to being a team player.

Nishkam School Trust (NST) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.



More about Nishkam High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Great King Street North, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 2LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 348 7660
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Nishkam High School is a mixed, comprehensive, Sikh secondary school with sixth form and partnering nursery and primary schools, situated in north-west Birmingham. It is supported by The Nishkam School Trust, which also operates schools in West Londo...