Teacher of Music, Suffolk

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King Edward VI SchoolSuffolk
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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPR / UPR. A TLR may be available.
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Required from January 2018, we are looking for an outstanding Teacher of Music to join a very lively and successful department with an excellent reputation.

You will join a school that is passionate about teaching and learning, enjoys innovation and has a significant reputation for the quality of our work within and outside the classroom.

Your role will be to ensure the continued development of our first-class academic achievements and exceptional programme of extra-curricular opportunities. The arts are very well supported in this Artsmark Gold School which has strong community links and an international outlook.

You are likely to be:

  • a strong classroom practitioner who can teach the full age and ability
  • range at KS3, 4 and 5. The ability to teach A Level Music Technology and / or A Level Music would be advantageous
  • a practising musician who is a confident and competent conductor / rehearser and has good keyboard facility
  • positive, with high expectations for student achievement
  • interested in working with established and successful ensembles but also keen to offer further enrichment.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and inspirational teacher with the passion and drive to excel in their field.

Music at this over-subscribed Gold Arts Mark School is very strong at all levels. Music is a strength of the school and the teaching has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted (December 2013). Extra-curricular music making was also highlighted and 'the excellent choir and orchestra receive superb support from the school's musician in residence'.

Music is a popular and highly successful subject which has achieved excellent results. There are large GCSE music groups running in Year 10 and 11, and 25 students currently studying A Level Music and Music Technology. This year, 41% of our GCSE students achieved A* / A grades and our Music Technology class was rated as 'excellent' by ALPS. Over the past six years, over 30 of our A level musicians have gone onto study music at university or conservatoires, including Oxford and other top establishments.

The department runs a rich extra-curricular programme of ensembles and activities. Our established large ensembles include choirs, Orchestra, a String Orchestra, wind band and stage band. Several of our ensembles have competed successfully at national level, and our senior ensembles undertake international tours on a biennial basis.

We have strong links with Cambridge University and train music teachers from Homerton College. Our full time staff is complemented by a number of visiting professionals including a musician in residence and a graduate technician. The department has a team of visiting peripatetic staff from the County Music Service. Over 140 students take advantage of the lessons. In addition, we employ private instrumental tutors to complement the range of tuition we are able to offer.

Our accommodation and facilities include:

  • Performing Arts Centre, three specialist classrooms, 5 practice rooms
  • Small specialist A Level Recording Studio
  • Over 30 iMacs running Logic Pro
  • Class set of authentic African drums
  • Class set of classical guitars and ukuleles
  • Tuned percussion for classroom use
  • 3 drum kits and samba kit
  • Well-maintained pianos.

We would welcome applications from both outstanding NQTs looking for an excellent starting ground within a highly supportive environment or an established teacher seeking to further develop their career within a supportive and successful team.

Further details about the post can be found on the school website: www.king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk

You are welcome to visit the school, email or have a telephone conversation about the post. Please contact Mark Hird, Assistant Headteacher via email: hi@king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk or call (01284) 761393.

To apply, please complete an application form, available on our website: www.king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk/staff-vacancies

Please submit your completed application form to Sarah Trueman, HR Officer via email: vacancies@king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk

Closing date: midday, 18 October 2017.
Interview date: 30 October 2017.

IP33 3BH

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Address: Grove Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1284 761393