Teacher of Music (Trainee or NQT), Greenwich

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The Halley AcademyGreenwich

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Start date: 28th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,641 (in training) / MPS1 £29,663 (qualified)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant or Musician with experience of working in a school environment? Are you keen to join an academy who can offer a salaried teacher training place, supporting you to gain Qualified Teacher Status on the school direct route.

Or perhaps you’re coming to the end of your training year and are looking to join a supportive academy in which to complete your NQT year and really develop your teaching career?

The Halley Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Music for September 2019.  Music is thriving at The Halley Academy; we have a cohort of 150 students in Key Stage 4 who we see flourish year on year when being taught by a passionate and engaging teacher.  We are looking for a team player to join our dynamic department. We have a superb teaching and peripatetic music team who have a wealth of music industry experience - one of our tutors was only recently judging on the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, and others regularly perform with high-calibre acts. The music department is well equipped with lots of new instruments courtesy of a recent grant from Restore the Music, with whom we maintain excellent links. RTM links have given us access to Steinway Pianos, bringing students to master classes with well-known pianists, as well as fostered links with the Royal Albert Hall and EMI records. Over the past few years, students have won prizes in London-wide Battle of the Bands, and sung to huge audiences at the Mayoral Electoral Assembly at the Copperbox Arena.

So whether you are looking to embark on a teacher training course from September 2019 or a school to support you through your NQT year, this is a fantastic opportunity and if you meet the criteria outlined below, we’d love to hear from you.

Working with The Halley Academy:  The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s.  We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.

The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement.  We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.

Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.  We are seeking to appoint talented and ambitious individuals with a tenacious mind-set to join The Halley Academy for September 2019. 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status, or be eligible to enroll on a teacher training course for September 2019 (click here to view the entry criteria )
  • Evidence of excellent practice as a classroom teacher or member of support staff
  • Experience in teaching or supporting teaching across Key Stages 3 and 4 in Music
  • Have excellent Music subject knowledge
  • The highest expectations of pupils and themselves
  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a forward-thinking approach
  • An ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children, staff, parents and governors
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

For more information on the role, please contact Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment) on 01634 412 240 / olivia.couzins@latrust.org.uk.  

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.   

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.



More about The Halley Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Corelli Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8516 7977
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