Instrumental Teacher (Brass instruments), New Barnet, Greater London

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Jewish Community Secondary SchoolNew Barnet, Greater London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £30 per hour on a casual employment contract, 10 lessons per term.
Contract term: Permanent

£30 per hour on a casual employment contract, 10 lessons per term. 

This post is a casual employment contract requiring the successful applicant to commit to 10 lessons per term.

Required from September 2019 

Closing Date: 9am Monday 1st July

Interviews: Friday 5th July, but we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.  

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of excellent academic results and have consistently achieved a ALPS Grade 2 at KS5 and Grade 2/3 at KS4. Our 2018 figures were typical: over 40% of GCSE grades were at Grade 7 (A) or higher, and well over a quarter of our students achieved 8 Grade 7/A grades or better.  We have averaged +0.4 for Progress 8 in the three years to date, and have been an SSAT Top 10% school for achievement and progress for the last two years.  At A level (also typical) 67% of grades were at B grade or better, and 80% of vocational outcomes were at Distinction or better.  13 students have secured offers from Oxbridge this year, and we regularly send students to Medicine and Vet Science courses too; the great majority of students go to Russell Group or Top 25 Universities.  

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities.  Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.  Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number of wellbeing initiatives as we try to find something for everyone.

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £48m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links and buses run past the entrance.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We are planning an expansion in response to significant long term over-subscription.

This Role: We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of Brass. Any specialism can be considered although primarily this will be to teach Trumpet and Trombone. There are opportunities to coach/direct ensembles also.

A subject within the Creative and Expressive Arts Faculty, Music is taught once a week to all students in Years 7 and 8. Students opting for Music in Year 9 have 4 lessons per fortnight. There is strong uptake for both GCSE and A level Music and many of our students go on to study music at some of the top universities in the country. The Music Department has excellent facilities and resources, including a range of orchestral instruments that can be loaned to students receiving instrumental lessons and a Bluthner grand piano. Students are provided with opportunities to perform at Assemblies and in the end of term concerts.  Instrumental teaching is an important aspect of the JCoSS Music Department and many of our students perform to a very high level both in school ensembles and as members of borough or junior conservatoire orchestras.

To Apply: Please complete the JCoSS Teaching Application Form, which can be found on the Recruitment page of our website 

Please include a statement of application explaining how your experience to date makes you suitable for this post and how you meet the criteria identified in the Person Specification. 

Note that we do not shortlist from CV alone. 

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.   

For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on or 020 8344 2220  

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

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More about Jewish Community Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Jewish
Address: Castlewood Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 9GE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8344 2220
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Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.    

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be li...