Teacher of Music, Oxfordshire

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The Swan SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Swan School, Oxford

Teacher of Music

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a founding member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. You will work with talented colleagues to focus on ‘getting it right’ with younger students so that we avoid ‘fire-fighting’ with year 11s later on.  There will be significant leadership and professional development opportunities available as the school grows.

The Swan School is a free school opening in September 2019 as part of the River Learning Trust (RLT). When fully subscribed it will have approximately 1200 students on the roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School will provide a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos will be academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students will be inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.  

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about this post, please contact the  River Learning Trust central office via office@riverlearningtrust.org or on 01865 558727.

Please visit theswanschool.org.uk/now-recruiting to find out more about working at The Swan and to register interest in attending our information event for prospective staff on Wednesday 20th March at 6.30pm.  The event will be held at Cherwell School (North Site), Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE.

Applications for this post should be made through the TES recruitment portal.  Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 4th April at 4.00pm

Candidates will be notified if they have been shortlisted on Friday 5th April.  Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 22nd April.

The Swan School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Swan School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500.  Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Raymund Road, Marston, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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