Reports to: Head of Music
We are looking for an inspiring teacher and leader who is passionate about inclusive, joyful and high-quality music-making. We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic and ambitious about developing and leading Primary Music at the school. Music is at the heart of our school community. Students have four hours of music at week at Key Stage 3 and two hours a week at Key Stage 2. We believe every child is a musician, but only engaging teachers with a growth mindset can help them develop to their full potential. Our goal is for all of our pupils to become expressive, confident and technically accomplished singers, African drummers, string players, composers and keyboard players, irrespective of their starting point. We want a teacher who values these different musical voices, but is also passionate about the potential of our core strings programme.
Alongside teaching a rich and varied music curriculum, you will also contribute to the school’s ground-breaking and transformational KS2 and KS3 instrumental programme where all pupils learn a string instrument from the age of 8. Our instrumental programme replaces a traditional peripatetic model with an inclusive one and helps students to develop, not only a new musical voice, but also a practise ethic and the skills to become lifelong learners. Our vibrant whole year-group string rehearsals are the highlight of the week and our students have toured Austria, Spain and nationally.
King Solomon Academy is an all-through school achieving remarkable things. In our first four years of GCSE results we have regularly achieved nationally ground-breaking outcomes, including being the top 1% for pupil progress every year, and in three of the last four years we have been in the top 10 schools in the country. KSA is rare in that it is a genuine all-through school. Our pupils join at 3 years old and stay with us until they are 18. By joining KSA you play a part in showing what is possible when children’s education is seen as a long term commitment. We join together with Ark Paddington Green in 2019, to form a three form entry all-through. The breadth and capacity of music department is vital to the growth of the school more widely.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz, at email@example.com and 0207 563 6901.