Teacher of Music, Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Robert Clack School is expanding in September 2020 with the opening of a third site and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of Music to join our growing team.  

Robert Clack prides itself on delivering a challenging and engaging music curriculum.  We have excellent music facilities,  which give pupils the opportunity to study a variety of music and musical instruments,  and to learn how to compose and perform music in order to express themselves.  In Year 7 pupils are introduced to singing, using a keyboard and basic music technology.  In Years 8 & 9 pupils build on these skills by studying music from around the world, music in films, song writing, and they are introduced to the guitar and the ukulele .   At Key Stage 4, pupils have the option to study GCSE Music, in which they begin to learn about a wider range of musical styles.  Lessons are designed to integrate performing, composing and listening allowing pupils to develop an advanced understanding of diverse musical styles supported by a clear theoretical framework.  In Year 10 pupils complete their first coursework composition and solo performance.  In Year 11 they produce a second composition and record an ensemble performance.  The coursework performances and compositions account for 60%  of their final grade.   All GCSE Music pupils receive specialist tuition on their chosen instrument each week.   Pupils who consider continuing their Music studies at KS5 will further develop their skills in musical literacy and theory skills. 

We hold two music concerts each year (Christmas and summer), which showcase the musical talent of each year group, and our pupils perform throughout the year in assemblies and other school events.  We provide an excellent range of extra-curricular music clubs, during lunch times and after school, which include a school orchestra, boys' choir, girls' choir, ukulele, guitar club, keyboard club and a music production club. 

You must be passionate about teaching and you will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department in planning and delivering lessons across a range of ages and abilities.  You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while securing outstanding progress for all pupils.  We are looking for an individual who has/is:-

• Qualified Teacher Status;

• Experience and knowledge of teaching Music within a secondary school (we will consider applications from NQTs and experienced teachers);

• Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge;

• Record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Able to commit to holding extra-curricular music clubs and accompany pupils to performances;

• Excellent interpersonal interpersonal and organisational skills;

• A motivator, by example, of pupils, staff and parents;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and we are expanding to become one of the largest schools in the UK.  Reasons to join us:

• Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

• Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage.  At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge.   Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries. 

• Working Conditions:  Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

• Professional Advancement: We believe in training and developing teachers and the majority of our post holders trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher, who decided to return as teachers. If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities to develop.

• Professional Development: We believe in developing and supporting teachers, and have been recognised for doing so. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth.

To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website.  If you would like to apply for this position, please refer to the Teacher Job Description, Teacher Person Specification and download the Teacher application form which is available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to the following email address: office@robertclack.co.uk 

CVs only will not be accepted.  They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.



More about Robert Clack School of Science
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 82704200
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Robert Clack School is immensely proud of its excellent reputation in providing the highest quality education to its pupils.  We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced education, one which appreciates the importance of academic qualifi...