Teacher of Music, Hackney

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Hackney New Primary SchoolHackney
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: M1 - M6
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Hackney New Primary School are looking for an outstanding NQT Teacher of Music to join our growing team. We opened in September 2015 with an inaugural two classes of 25 children in Reception, and in September 2019 these children will become our first Year 4 cohort. Ahead of September 2019 we will also be moving into our brand new, state of the art building. 

Hackney New Primary School is an outstanding and exciting brand new school striving to create something unique and special in the heart of London. We are distinguished by our commitment to music as a core subject alongside English and maths and our mission to keep the development of the whole child at the centre of our work. Our school community share family-style meals together and work closely with local organisations to ensure the very best relationships with our community.  

Children begin their musical journey in Reception with a daily Kodaly and Dalcroze based music class, choosing a string instrument at the end of this year.  The school music programme is inclusive with all children learning to play violin, viola, cello or double bass from year 1, with children in Key Stage 1 receiving a whole class ensemble session, 2 instrument specific lessons and 2 musicianship lessons per week.  In Key stage 2 children continue their musical studies in year group orchestras, continuing with instrument specific lessons and musicianship.  At Key stage 2 children participate in improvisation, composition and chamber music projects.  The music curriculum in enriched with visits to hear live musicians and to perform with Hackney Music Service and Music for Youth and by visits to hear world class performances at The Barbican and Wigmore Hall.

We are now seeking an additional, outstanding NQT teacher of Music to complement our existing music teaching team for classes between Reception and Year 4. 

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Interviews: Monday 29th April 2019

Start Date: September 2019

Salary: Main Pay Scale (M1-M6) 


The successful candidate will be:

∙         A musician educated to degree level, with string specialism

∙         An inspirational, creative and motivated teacher

∙         Able to plan and enable outstanding and memorable learning

∙         Committed to excellence, inclusion and high expectations

∙         Passionate about enabling every child to fulfil his/her potential

∙         An effective organiser with good interpersonal skills

∙         Flexible and able to respond to change quickly and effectively

∙         Proactive team member committed to building an ‘exceptional’ school


We can offer you:

∙         A thriving music department

∙         An inspiring music programme

∙         Confident young singers and instrumentalists

∙         Support from an experienced team of music teachers

∙         Unique opportunities for career progression as our new school grows

∙         A commitment to your career aspirations and professional development

∙         A strong leadership team and founding team

∙         A clear vision for the future – please see our website www.hackneynewprimaryschool.org 

∙         A vibrant school community


Visits to meet the team and see the school are strongly encouraged. Alternatively, we are very happy to have an informal discussion by telephone.

 Hackney New Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all children, through its policies, practice and monitoring procedures. Any applicant wishing to work around children can expect to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS). If shortlisted for interview your motives for working in a school setting will be explored. Knowing that racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination exist, we promote justice, fairness and equality in all areas of school life. All backgrounds and groups, including those with disabilities, are welcome to apply.


Address: Hackney New Primary School, 81 Downham Road,

London, N1 5TR

 Tel: 020 3019 3470

 Email: primary@hackneynewschool.org

 Website: www.hackneynewprimaryschool.org 


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Address: 81 Downham Road, Hackney, London, N1 5TR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 3019 3470