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Piano Teacher

Harris Academy BermondseySouthwark

Are you a passionate instrumental music teacher looking for your next step? We are looking for a creative, music making Piano Teacher to join our brilliant Team.

About Us

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school with drive and ambition in the heart of London. Our students achieve the very highest standards in their education. Ofsted rated us as Outstanding in every one of their categories in November 2019.

We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents.

Our well-qualified teachers and highly effective support staff are committed to providing an education that ensures every girl achieves excellence and becomes a leader, within a safe and happy learning environment.

HAB is a diverse and inclusive comprehensive school for girls in central London. Many HAB girls are from disadvantaged backgrounds, but all study the EBacc and are prepared for university so as to compete with their more advantaged peers. HAB teachers and support staff are uncompromising and caring in achieving this.

Main Areas of Responsibility  

  • To deliver piano lessons appropriate to the standard of the students allocated  
  • To record attendance and progress using registers, lesson feedback forms and individual student diaries on a lesson by lesson basis.  
  • To take joint lead on launching, and developing an after school and/or lunchtime extracurricular ensemble within the academy.  
  • To advise and encourage students to engage in extra-curricular groups.  
  • To report to the Vice Principal regarding progress and attendance of both music lessons and music extracurricular activities

You will also be expected to:  

  • Create an inspiring and creative learning environment that will enhance every students’ learning experience;  
  • Support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society;  
  • To record attendance and progress using registers, lesson feedback forms and individual student diaries on a lesson by lesson basis.  
  • To take joint lead on launching and developing an after school and/or lunchtime extracurricular ensemble within the academy.  
  • To advise and encourage students’ pupils to engage in extra-curricular groups.  
  • Teach the students in a way that is imaginative, creative and inspiring, appropriate to their age and stage of development;  
  • Plan your teaching by incorporating into your activities a variety of styles and approaches;  
  • Lead well-structured instrumental lessons and be able to think on your feet;  
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of your specialist instrument;  
  • Prepare students for Exams;  
  • Have experience in teaching beginners on your specialist instrument(s);  
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ learning, asking for regular feedback from line managers, other colleagues, students and parents;  
  • Reflect upon, evaluate and progress your own teaching.  
  • Source resources that will enhance teaching and learning and regularly seek to utilise these in lessons;  
  • Demonstrate good behaviour management;  
  • Provide feedback to the Line Manager on the student progress;  
  • Take an active part in participating in any Performance Events organized by the Music Academy;  
  • Support KS4 GCSE students and teachers where necessary.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have:  

  • A Good degree in an academically relevant subject.  
  • QTS would be an advantage but not essential.  
  • High Levels of experience teaching piano students of ranging abilities  
  • Knowledge of current curriculum developments in subject and their implications.  
  • Good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking.  
  • Good understanding of how children learn and how to raise standards of achievement.  
  • Good communication skills in speech and writing.  
  • Excellent organisational skills.  
  • Understanding of equal opportunities issues and a commitment to implementing equal opportunity standards  
  • Be IT literate (MS Office, Music notation and Sequencing software preferable)

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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