Context - our school
Morrison’s Academy is a friendly, family-oriented independent day school in the heart of Perthshire. Generations of Morrisonians have benefited from the School’s rich blend of academic, artistic and sporting experiences, going on to make their mark on the world as Olympic athletes, ground-breaking scientists, award-winning actors, adventurers, politicians and professionals. Our long tradition of academic success in boys and girls from 3 to 18 continues today with a contemporary Scottish curriculum and a programme of independent, child-centred learning that builds emotional intelligence, creativity and life skills, and encourages every child to strive for the highest.
Our school roll of approximately 500 young people and 120 staff are all active members of the surrounding communities, and we all know and support one another, working together as a team to put pupils and parents first. We embody this culture in everything we do, delivering excellence in teaching and nurturing the individual to encourage every child to flourish.
Context - our families and team
Our young people are a delight and the staff and governors are helpful and supportive. Crieff is a vibrant community in a beautiful part of the country, at the gateway to the Highlands and in easy reach of the Central Belt. The Morrison’s Academy family is friendly and progressive; we have high expectations of one another and the confidence to encourage innovation.
We are committed to the career-long professional learning of all our staff. Our programme of Performance Reviews and generous CPD budget promotes continuous improvement within and beyond the classroom, with plenty of scope for colleagues to pursue interests and specialisms.
Context - our campus
The School’s main campus is located in the centre of Crieff and comprises a mixture of historic (our magnificent original buildings dating from 1860) and modern buildings. Our cutting-edge Nursery, recently renovated library and upgraded science labs and new on-site café setting the new standard for excellence. We also have an off-site outdoor sports campus with all-weather pitch allowing for year-round matches and training. Morrison’s Academy is committed to ongoing development and modernisation.
The postholder will be able to teach Music at both Primary and Secondary Levels up to NQ Advanced Higher level in a manner designed to engage and enthuse all pupils, and to contribute to the development and improvement of the department. It is a requirement that he/she will also make a contribution to the programme of co-curricular activities.
Qualifications and Personal Qualities
A degree level qualification relevant to the teaching of music
A high level of Instrumental and/or vocal performance skills (preferably including piano/keyboard)
A PGDE qualified teacher with good experience in a teaching role; probationers and NQT’s will be considered
Well developed interpersonal skills
Candidates should be GTC Scotland registered, or eligible for registration
A postgraduate teaching qualification or equivalent
Competence in the use of ICT
Energy and enthusiasm
An interest and some expertise in Music Technology, including the use of sequencing and notation software, recording and editing
Experience of leading ensembles or working on musical theatre productions
Director of Music
Hours of Work
This role is 0.5FTE.
The teaching school day starts at 08.50 and ends at 15.35 with an expectation of co-curricular participation. In addition, teachers are required to attend scheduled Parents’ Meetings and Open Mornings and to participate in the co-curricular life of the school outside the normal school day. Thirty five hours of contractual CPD per annum have been established as a requirement for all teachers.
The post holder will be entitled, without loss of remuneration, to all normal school holidays as published in the Session Calendar.
Salary will be calculated in accordance with the provisions on salaries contained in the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Principal Teaching Staff in School Education as made by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT). This basic salary is enhanced by a further supplement known as the Morrisonian Element, which is paid as remuneration for co-curricular activity. The postholder may also be entitled to further payments in respect of additional responsibilities undertaken.
Please apply through the TES application process or complete the Morrison's Academy application form or send your CV and a supporting letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth and Kinross
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through School
- Students of mixed gender, age 2 - 18 years
Morrison’s Academy is a friendly, family-oriented school based in the bustling country town of Crieff, in the heart of rural Perthshire. Our young people are a delight to teach, and we are committed to investing in our staff with a generous CPD budge...