Teacher of Music, Plaistow, London

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Lister Community SchoolPlaistow, London
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Classroom Teachers Payscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16 comprehensive school.  Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. We are a mixed school that was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013 and has just celebrated its 6th consecutive year of record breaking exam results.

We are determined to build on our most recent Ofsted judgement and continue our journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the next two years.  Our motto is “always aiming for excellence’. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.

                                                     TEACHER OF MUSIC

                                                 (Required as soon as possible)

                             Classroom Teachers’ Payscale (Inner London payscale)

                                                        (NQTs can apply)

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an exceptional teacher of Music.  Lister Community School is a successful community comprehensive, with specialisms in Science and Music,  and provides a broad and rich curriculum for all its students. In the last five years Lister has made a huge commitment to Music education, and now provides every pupil in Yrs 7, 8 and 9 with free small group instrumental tuition.  Following the creation of a non-teaching Director of Community Music post, our students now benefit from an exceptional range of partnerships and collaborative work with organisations such as Newham Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Southbank Centre, and others. This year, the department is leading on a large-scale project of their own: a grass-roots community opera project that will bring together 250 local young people and residents to perform a new work written and composed by Lister students and their families. 

Our school is committed to continuing to develop high quality music education with high levels of student participation. The successful candidate will join a very strong team, with three other teachers and a core group of peripatetic teachers who are committed to working with the school and with our feeder primaries. We need a really skilled and dedicated teacher who will work with our talented and ambitious team to ensure that the Music education at Lister is genuinely world-class.

The school benefits from a partnership with the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, and will this year participate in a 5th Anniversary concert with other MiSST schools at the London Palladium. The department also work very closely with Newham Music, the local Music Education Hub, to offer joint provision and improve access to music for students across the borough. 

Excellent instrumental skills on strings, woodwind or brass are essential; so too are the commitment, skills and high expectations which will lead to students achieving top grades in this subject, and the willingness to work collaboratively and to support a wide range of extracurricular activities including residential trips and high profile visits and performances. Experience of leading choral groups would be an advantage but is not essential.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Teacher of Music then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at: http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311. 

Completed application forms must be returned by email to:  Jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by: 09:00am on Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Interviews:  Tuesday, 27th February 2018 (all day)

We encourage visits by interested candidates, and you can contact Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311 or by emailing Jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk if you would like to arrange a visit.

We will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of all applications, however depending on the volume of applicants this is not always possible. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received. We will only be contacting those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

Please note we do not accept CVs and we do not consider applications from recruitment agencies.



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Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 84713311