Instrumental Teacher, Penryn

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Penryn CollegePenryn

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scale
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Instrumental Teacher

We are looking for an instrumental teacher who can teach a range of instruments in a ‘band style’ small group lesson. You will need to be a dynamic, ambitious and energetic teacher who can motivate and inspire pupils across primary and secondary school age in our forward thinking Creative Arts Faculty. The successful candidate could teach drums, guitar and potentially voice in small group instrumental lessons developing small ‘bands’. There is also potential to lead ‘Band Jam’ rehearsals and groups in lunchtime or after school sessions as well as our extensive holiday programme. 

As well as a good track record of excellent instrumental teaching, a commitment to high stands of learning and student progress, you will need initiative, independence and vision to build on current progress and projects. We are seeking an instrumental teacher who can promote the highest standards of performance whilst also fostering a love of the subject and helping to embed a strong culture of music across the school including supporting key performance dates during the year. 

This is a one year contract from September 2019 in the first instance but has the potential to grow in future years. The timetable and the exact requirements of the role will be finalised when student numbers are confirmed, we are anticipating 4 hours between Penryn College and Penryn Primary Academy. 

The Music department sits alongside Drama, Dance, Art, Textiles and Media in the Creative Arts Faculty, within the department there is a Head of Music, Head of Drama/Dance and Head of Arts all under the leadership of the Head of Creative Arts. There are currently four teachers of music and a large team of instrumental teachers working throughout the week. 

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching Music in a supportive and well-resourced department and must be prepared to contribute fully to the life of a busy department. Since September 2017 the Music Department has been teaching Curriculum (KS1-KS2) and First Access Music across the Penryn Primary Partnership and since 2018 has been delivering instrumental provision at Penryn Primary Academy. 

About the College

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of 1149 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students. 

Our modern school has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch, our own climbing wall and now includes iPads for every student to support their independent learning. 

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for adult education courses, sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment.  

How to apply

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at   

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form.

Closing date: Friday 6th September at 11.30pm

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 9th September

More about Penryn College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1326 372379
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Penryn College is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and primarily serves the population of Penryn town and the surrounding villages in Cornwall. The college was designated a Sports College in 1998; a Leading Edge school in 200...