A challenging and engaging curriculum, a focus on collaborative learning and first-class teaching resources have all made Caterham Preparatory School a leading IAPS co-educational day school for children from three to eleven years of age. We believe that all children should receive a broad and balanced education, and our dedicated teams work hard to foster curiosity, encourage effort, maintain enthusiasm and develop the ability of every child to think and learn. We are now looking for an individual who is passionate about teaching music to this age group to take a full timetable of teaching across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
We truly value personal and professional development at Caterham. So whilst you may be an experienced teacher, we are just as interested in hearing from you if you are at the beginning of your career. As well as teaching a full timetable, you will be responsible for various co-curricular ensembles, including a Music Theory Club, and liaising with colleagues and parents in organising concerts and services. Whilst you will present an inclusive approach to your lessons, you will also identify and nurture gifted and talented students.
As a community, our staff are expected to play a full and positive part in the life of our school. So the willingness to become involved in and contribute to other co-curricular activities will be important – as will a flexibility to do so on weekends and evenings when necessary. You will need a degree in Music and QTS (or equivalent), excellent piano/keyboard skills and to be technologically confident – ideally with experience of GarageBand and Sibelius. The ability to play an additional instrument would be advantageous.
As one of the best schools of our kind, Caterham offers you generous remuneration and ongoing professional development opportunities. It is well-placed for access to town and country: the beautiful two hundred acre site is five minutes’ drive from Junction 6 of the M25, fifteen minutes’ drive from Gatwick and a short walk from the local station, with several trains an hour into London.
Caterham Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Closing date: Sunday 4th December