Music Teacher, Barnstaple

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The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS 1 ( £22,917) to UPS 3 (£38,633)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 MUSIC TEACHER—From September 2018 

Required from September 2018, an enthusiastic, teacher of Music to join a well-established and successful department. We require a minimum of 0.6, but can provide up to full time for the right candidate. 

The Park Community School is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive Co-operative Trust Foundation School. Over the last 10 years it has benefited from an extensive building programme developing an effective learning environment set in extensive parkland on the outskirts of the town. 

This is a particularly interesting and rewarding time for you to join us: we shall provide every possible opportunity for your professional development and future career.

Music is a strong and key department within our School. The department consists of a full time Head of Department and is based in two newly refurbished teaching spaces.

Music is taught to all students and abilities in years 7 & 8 and is a popular choice as part of our mini options into Year 9 with two GCSE groups currently studying music. Outside the curriculum, music plays a large part in our enrichment schemes with several opportunities during the year for students to perform. Recent highlights have been our Christmas and summer music concerts, winning a school choir competition and performing in Exeter cathedral, on two occasions, performing for the Barnstaple Town lights Christmas switch on. We also host the North Devon Music Centre and our students make up groups and ensembles across the county., with success continuing beyond year 11 to university.

We offer a wide range of music peri-lessons and the student uptake for making music is high.

This is a great opportunity for new entrants or experienced colleagues to join a dynamic and supportive department. 

We are seeking a colleague to deliver music to 0.6 FTE, however, for the right candidate, we can offer a full time contract. Additional responsibilities will include general cover, team teaching within music, music equipment preparation and servicing and general support for the department. Any offer would be discussed and agreed at interview.

The North Devon countryside is outstandingly beautiful. The coast varies from wild cliffs to the magnificent surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! Exmoor National Park lies just to the north and Dartmoor to the south. These natural features form the basis of the tourist industry in the area.

The school is very pleasantly situated, overlooking the River Taw, its estuary and the town of Barnstaple, with its beautiful views of the surrounding Devon countryside.



· Excellent capacity for school improvement

· Established support networks

· Rural location in heart of Devon

· Ample on-site car parking

· Good transport links

· Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

· Suited departmental areas

· Staff laptop scheme

· Multiple staff CPD opportunities


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More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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