TEACHER OF MUSIC - KEY STAGE 3 & 4
(0.5 FTE, maternity cover)
Required from October 2018, a suitably qualified and experienced graduate to lead and teach GCSE music
Leehurst Swan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post; including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Charity No: 800158
This is a maternity cover position on a fixed term contract for 6 months – starting post Half Term (with a handover in October). We offer a competitive salary re-numeration and free on-site parking.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND IMPORTANT DATES
Applicants should download and complete the following documents from the school website:
· The School's Application Form (complete by hand)
· Write a covering letter highlighting any strengths and reasons for applying for the post
· Submit a current copy of their curriculum vitae
Applications should be sent to the HR Manager in hard copy and be emailed to email@example.com
Applicants must be willing to undertake a full enhanced DBS check, complete a health declaration form and be willing to undertake any screening for child protection reasons.
If you would like further details about the school, or you would like to have a look around the school, please contact the School Office in the first instance.
Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 20th September 2018
Interview Date: Monday 1st October 2018
Start Date: October 2018
Teacher of Music – Key Stage 3 & 4 is responsible to the Headmaster and Deputy Head for delivering musical tuition in the Senior School, specifically:
· musical performances and assisting with the planning and co-ordinating the programme of musical events including assemblies, Carol Service and the school’s annual Wassail event
· reporting and celebrating achievements
· creating and fostering links with the wider community
· the development of music and performance in the senior years
· to teach and direct to the highest standard
· to foster links with feeder schools, competitor schools and musical associations
· to support and develop the school’s best musicians, developing appropriate programmes for them
· to encourage representative achievements, putting forward pupils for regional and national representation as appropriate
· to liaise with all visiting teachers about the students they are teaching to provide the Marketing Department with articles with regard to achievements in music of both pupils and orchestras
· to ensure that notices are posted to inform the school of extra-curricular practices
· to maintain a high standard as a performing musician
· to arrange a range of performance opportunities for solo performers and ensembles.
· to plan a series of concerts throughout the year, ranging from lunchtime informal concerts to those with major ensembles both at school and at other venues.
· to work, as part of the music department team, to manage the School’s stock of instruments, arranging repairs where necessary, purchasing new instruments as appropriate.
· With the help of the peripatetic teachers, through demonstrations, encouraging students to learn instruments, particularly rarer instruments that they might not necessarily consider
· to be pro- active in the health and safety issues of the department and to deal with or report any areas of concern immediately
Degree or equivalent
QTS status achieved
High level achievement in instrumental performance
Experience in leading musical groups eg; orchestras, choirs
Range of teaching strategies
Enthusiastic about music
High pastoral care
Supports school ethos
Respect for Colleagues
Sense of Humour
Good time-management skills
Inspire confidence in pupils
Communicates well with Parents