Teacher of Music, Nottinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Queen Elizabeth's AcademyNottinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 (or earlier if available)
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you want to teach where your subject knowledge is highly valued and where students want to learn?  We are looking for a Teacher of Music who understands that knowledge learnt is not the same as content taught, and uses the best evidence based research in their teaching to drive standards in this important subject.

We promise a sensible workload, (detentions are centralised, data drops are minimal and feedback is live in-lesson, written marking not needed), a wonderful, curious cohort of students and a driven, ambitious and determined staff team to work with.

We are building our knowledge rich curriculum and we deliver lessons through our version of direct instruction - please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. 

This post would suit either a new entrant to the profession or an experienced teacher.  We would welcome a teacher returning to work after a career break and will consider part time or flexible working where possible.  

The ideal candidate will:

• be an excellent teacher and a committed team player

• have a proven track record of success and raising student attainment

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students

• be committed to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy's ethos of high expectations

The successful candidate will benefit from:

• full support and induction

• a strong and caring ethos among staff and students

• excellent CPD opportunities

• networking opportunities across the Diverse Academies

• salary sacrifice schemes

We are an academy on a rapid improvement journey. Two years ago we adopted a Knowledge Based Curriculum model and we deliver lessons through fully guided instruction as our preferred teaching pedagogy.  We have very high expectations of uniform and behaviour and crucially, we expect our students to work as hard as our staff do. We know that our staff team are our greatest resource. Therefore, we invest heavily in them and we know that this has helped us to develop our stable, supportive and high performing team. We have minimised unnecessary teacher workload, including the eradication of lesson plans, a slim-line marking and feedback policy which promotes immediate feedback in the classroom and a sensible approach to assessment.  We know that we have a lot to offer someone who wants to feel respected and appreciated as an expert in their field. If you are looking to be part of an exciting improvement journey, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Visits to the academy are welcome.  Please contact Laura-Dee Burridge, Head of Performing Arts at lburridge@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk or Sarah Windle, Assistant Principal at swindle@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk to arrange a visit or if you have any questions about the role.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should we identify an appropriate candidate. 

The Diverse Academies and its Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in their care and expects everybody working for the organisation to share this commitment.  To this end we actively seek DBS enhanced clearance check for everybody that is employed by us.   

Queen Elizabeth’s Academy is committed to pursuing the very best for every student. We hold dear the Christian values of respect, responsibility and compassion for others that underpin everything we do. ‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10

More about Queen Elizabeth's Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 150 Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7AP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1623 623559