“BSix describes itself as a ‘university for teachers’. While this is clearly a rhetorical claim, it is substantially borne out by the evidence presented to this research!”
UCL Institute of Education, March 2016
BSix is a comprehensive sixth form college set up in 2002 to raise achievement and standards in the area. We offer courses at all levels, from entry to advanced, and across a range of subject disciplines including Music Production & Performance and Creative Media as well as more traditional subjects.
A recent Investors in People assessment reaffirmed the College’s Gold status and the report strongly emphasised how the College is driven by its values. A recent Ofsted visit also acknowledged the progress that the College is making. “Overall achievement rates for all levels of learning have improved”.
The College is well-known in the education sector for its innovative approaches. There is much teacher-led discussion and sharing about teaching, learning and assessment. Our teachers and students are strongly committed to our comprehensive ethos and our belief that all young people are educable. BSix is therefore a rewarding, interesting and exciting place to work.
Music Performance and Production Teacher
A rare opportunity to join a dynamic and high achieving department within a unique comprehensive Sixth Form College. The Music Department has consistently achieved outstanding results and success rates over recent years and above the national average for high grades in Level 2 and 3 vocational programmes. The Department has been held up as an example of good practice in teaching and learning during all recent Ofsted visits to the college and also maintains the highest attendance. We are looking for someone to help continue the good work.
Our achievement is built upon providing a meaningful vocational experience for our students where writing, recording and performing music, running external events and learning about opportunities in the modern industry form the focus. We teach UAL music qualifications and an understanding of these would be desirable. We have a busy calendar of music events and expect some evenings to be given up to support this. We are an active department within the borough and music service and have strong links to secondary schools, providing workshops and undertaking visits in addition to normal teaching hours. Music staff are sometimes required to teach sound design units as part of Creative Media courses. We are an open and flexible department where dialogue between staff and students along with focused hard work dictate our outcomes.
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time
Salary from: £26,701- £42,128 inclusive of London weighting
Closing date: Midday on Monday 16th October 2017
Interview date: Friday 20th October 2017