Music Teacer - Permanent, Westminster Campus - January 2022 start

Southbank International School, WestminsterWestminster

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Music Teacher to join our highly successful and supportive Creative Arts department. The school follows the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) through Grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) through Grades 11 and 12. Whilst preferable, no prior knowledge of these curricula is required. However, we do follow an inquiry led approach to learning and emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary links and the development of transferable skills. 

At Southbank, all students study each MYP Arts subject in G6-8 and can then take one subject per year right up until they graduate from the school at the end of Grade 12. The successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of and love of the subject, combined with the passion and skills for communicating this to our enthusiastic students. We invite applications from outstanding teachers who are committed to designing curriculum and consistently delivering lessons that capture the imagination of our pupils across the age range, fostering the enjoyment of arts skills and techniques that lead to exceptionally creative achievement. We are particularly interested in teachers with expertise in using Music Technology for both composition and performance. The ability to teach another Arts subject (preferably Visual Art or Drama) may also be of benefit.

The department places value on employing innovation and imagination when planning and delivering lessons. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate lessons that take place outside the constraints of a classroom and to develop sequences of lessons that are delivered in conjunction with other subjects as part of an interdisciplinary unit. The Creative Arts faculty offers a number of exciting field trips each year, such as workshops at the National Gallery and London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s, or trips to the National Theatre. The successful candidate may also offer extension activities as part of our rich extracurricular programme. 

The Creative Arts faculty at Southbank International School currently compromises Drama, Film, Music and Visual Arts, along with several peripatetic music staff. We are a team that prizes collaboration and working together to explore concept-based learning. There are numerous opportunities for professional development.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have worked in either the independent, state or International Sector.

We will only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

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Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021.

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