Peripatetic Teacher of Singing, Woolwich / Greenwich / London

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Ark Greenwich Free SchoolWoolwich / Greenwich / London

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Start date: June 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £30 per hour
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic peripatetic teacher of Singing to join the Music department at Ark Greenwich Free School. The post is currently half a day of teaching but with the view to increasing student uptake of instrumental lessons, raising the profile of singing at the school. The successful candidate would contribute to ensembles at the school, potentially leading a choir and/or elite group of singers who would perform at music concerts and compete in national competitions.

Peripatetic music lessons are also an important part of the GCSE Music course; it is vital that our KS4 students are prepared for their performance unit which is worth 30% of the overall GCSE course. The successful candidate must be able to work with the Head of Music to choose suitable music and rehearse with the students enabling them to excel in both their solo and ensemble performances. 

Lessons are taught in slots of 30 minutes per week, with 10 lessons being taught per term at a rate of £30 per hour. Peripatetic teachers are expected to create and manage their own times, monitored by the Head of Music, therefore excellent organisational skills are essential. 

About the school:

AGFS was described as ‘among the highest performing schools in the country’ following our first set of GCSE results in 2017. As part of our ‘no excuses, no shortcuts’ culture we hold the behaviour and conduct of students very highly and our core values of Growth, Fellowship and Scholarship run through everything we do.

We are looking for:

• An experienced teacher of singing who has an excellent understanding of teaching vocal technique so students make excellent progress

• A teacher who can support Year 10 and Year 11 Music students in their performance unit (solo and ensemble) which forms part of their GCSE with a knowledge and understanding of the GCSE Music specification (Edexcel)

• Good piano/keyboard skills essential

• Experience of teaching in a mixed secondary school setting

• Excellent organisational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to teach both Western Classical Music and Popular Music

• A flexible teacher who can adapt to the different learning styles and needs of our pupils

• Ability to commit to the same day/time each in order to maintain consistency for pupils

• Desire to develop and lead an ensemble in the school preparing them to perform in various platforms and competitions

• The ability to teach a second instrument (flute, violin or brass specifically) will be advantageous but not essential

Applicants must hold a valid enhanced DBS check.

For any questions regarding this role please contact lyandell@arkgreenwich.org 

Applicant must hold a valid enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Miss Yandell via lyandell@arkgreenwich.org 

AGFS reserves the right to appoint at any time



More about Ark Greenwich Free School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Adair House, 403 Shooters Hill Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 4LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 319 3692
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We opened in September 2012 as a new Free School - a four-form entry, state-funded, mixed, non-denominational, 11-18 comprehensive school for the children of Greenwich. We are now full at 11-16. The School is extremely popular and is 6 times oversubs...