Teacher of Music, Purley, Surrey

Closing date:

The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey
Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS (including Outer London Weighting)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837

email: johnfisherschool@suttonlea.org

London Borough of Sutton

Sixth Form: 250

Students on roll: 1117


MPS-UPS (including Outer London Weighting) 

Maternity Cover January 2019 – December 2019

“Nurturing young Catholic gentlemen. Aspiring for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

Pupil Premium Award Winners & 'Prince's Teaching Institute Mark' 2016, 

National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Music to provide maternity cover at The John Fisher School. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the work of the Music Department. This includes overseeing the work of peripatetic teachers. Applications are welcome from individuals of all faiths or none, who will support the Catholic ethos of our school. Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 4+ in Maths and 80% in English at GCSE. 21% of all grades were 7+. The Sixth Form received an ‘Excellent’ ALP’s judgement in 2018 with 51% of all A-level and BTEC grades A*-A and 68% A-B. 

In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’ 

We offer:

· A strong feedback culture and established programme of induction and mentoring.

· A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.

· A commitment to your professional development and leadership training.

· The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘PIXL’ programme.

· Free access to our on-site gymnasium.

· Residential experiences to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa, Borneo and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on jrigby3@suttonmail.org to arrange a visit or have an informal discussion.

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on

www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities where further information on the school and

department may be found.

Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date:

noon on Wednesday, 28th November 2018. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 

3rd December 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of

opportunity. An enhanced DBS will be required.

Job location

More about The John Fisher School
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555