British College La Cañada is seeking an enthusiastic, resilient and experienced Music Teacher for January 2020. The candidate should have a proven track record of achieving high academic standards, to teach MUSIC in Key Stages 1-3, to well-motivated pupils of various abilities. We are a growing school with approximately over 500 pupils in primary and 180 pupils across Years 7-10.
We specifically require an experienced and knowledgeable Music teacher who can further add to this curriculum area under the Primary Head and Secondary Coordinator’s leadership. The candidate must have excellent ability to assess without levels, excellent literacy and numeracy skills and experience teaching Music across the range of year groups 1-9 is highly desirable.
According to the National Curriculum requirements for each key stage, the candidate will be able to plan, deliver and assess a well-rounded and engaging music curriculum, developing the following skills:
- performing skills, instrumental and vocal, including use of musical notation;
- use of ICT in music;
- composing and improvising in simple and appropriate forms;
- listening and aural skills within a historical context, including some of the great composers;
- understanding of the elements of music - pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure etc;
-experience of preparing students for the Grade exams of ABRSM and Trinity College London also highly desirable.
Additionally, the successful candidate will:
- have a degree from a British University (B.Ed, BA Hons with QTS or PGCE).
- be a native level speaker of English.
- show evidence of recent relevant continuing professional development (including up-to-date knowledge of AfL, EAL, ICT, literacy/numeracy across the curriculum, motivation in the classroom and effective methods for differentiation).
- have a minimum of 1 year teaching in school.
- have passed NQT year.
- have experience of teaching the National Curriculum in England/Wales (applicants with experience of teaching the curriculum in Scotland or Northern Ireland are welcome to apply).
- have excellent subject knowledge and possess a dynamic and creative approach to teaching and learning, including how to motivate all learners.
- have a positive disposition, able to communicate effectively and work well as a member of a team.
- have high expectations of pupils' learning and behaviour.
- demonstrate experience and/or knowledge of pastoral care.
- have experience of writing schemes of work and curriculum plans.
We have high expectations for all staff and pupils and aim to create a happy and inspiring environment in order for our young learners to reach their full potential.
The school's buildings and facilities are modern and well maintained; the successful candidate will be benefitting from brand new facilities in the purpose-built secondary building, with bright, modern and well-resourced classrooms and learning facilities.
The school follows the British curriculum, with an interest in providing a holistic approach to teaching, alongside teaching the main parts of the Spanish curriculum. The school is a member of NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain). For further information please visit our website, our Facebook page or contact Kelly Simpson (Secondary Coordinator) with any queries by email.
British College La Cañada is committed to the safeguarding and protection of its pupils, therefore all successful candidates will be expected to provide a recent DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check prior to employment.
Contracts are typically temporary in the first year: from September to June, then a July to September contract (the latter includes a July summer school of which all teachers complete 15 days). From the second year of employment, through mutual agreement, indefinite contracts are given. Whilst there are no half terms, we do benefit from a generous number of local and national bank holidays and extended holidays during the year as well as the usual Easter and Christmas breaks.
Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae (with names of referees) and a letter of application outlining how their experience and vision will impact on our school via the link below.